Key Points
  • Gain tools and techniques to effectively manage a varied and diverse workload, including in remote and hybrid working contexts
  • Be able to prioritise what really matters
  • Explore the role of assertiveness in time-management
  • Understand how to improve productivity and personal effectiveness
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This highly interactive event will explore best practice in time management, planning work, improving productivity, dealing with distractions, team working, time saving at meetings, and personal assertiveness. It explores the particular challenges of time management when remote working. You will develop a personal action plan to improve your time management.

“Multitasking” has become a term increasingly used to describe how people can manage responsibilities at every level. Yet many people find it difficult to work effectively when having to juggle and prioritise a wide variety of activities. This can make their workload seem heavier than they feel comfortable with. This course addresses how you can manage competing priorities more effectively and make the most out of your time.

Course Leader

Tony Cash is an expert on policy, strategy and risk management best practice. He is a former civil servant and his roles included Head of Strategy and Communications for the Joint Trade Policy Unit and Deputy Director, Department for Business internal training team. He has trained people in policy making best practice, better regulation, and risk management across the UK and overseas.


09:45 - 10:00
Introduction to Day


10:00 - 10:45
Time Management Fundamentals

  • What is time management?
  • What would your day be like if you managed your time effectively? 
  • How much do you achieve in a day? 
  • What stops you achieving more?
  • How to decide what is important 
  • A strategic time management question 
  • Some quick wins

10:45 - 11:00
Morning Break


11:00 - 12:00
“Multitasking” and Planning Effectively

  • What “multitasking” means in practice 
  • Making the time to focus 
  • Methods to manage your workload 
  • Identifying separate tasks in a varied job role 
  • Working through tasks effectively 
  • Focusing on all tasks that matter, not just those you prefer or are best at 
  • Proactive work vs reactive work

12:00 - 13:00
Tips and Techniques for Improving your Productivity

  • What does productive working mean in practice? 
  • Why long hours do not equal increased productivity 
  • How to improve your concentration, stamina and the quality of your output
  • Dealing with distractions and “time stealers” 
  • The difference between increasing quantity and increasing the value of what you produce 
  • How to build flexibility within your schedule

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch Break


14:00 - 15:00
Team Working

  • What it means to be part of a highly effective team 
  • Working styles and how this affects time management and team working
  • Assertiveness and maintaining good working relationships 
  • Project working 
  • Remote working risks and challenges

15:00 - 15:15
Afternoon Break


15:15 - 16:15
Time Saving at Meetings

  • Reducing the number of meetings 
  • Tips to save time at meetings

16:15 - 16:45
Action Planning, Final Questions and Discussion


16:45 - 16:45
Close of Event




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