Time Management


i. Workshop Outline

This workshop is designed to equip participants, in particular, new managers, with basic tools to manage time effectively. It will address the following topics:

  • The features of effective ‘Time’ Management;
  • The features of Overload;
  • Overwhelm and its specific message;
  • The benefits of being able to manage yourself effectively in relation to time;
  • Tools and strategies for managing yourself effectively in relation to time;
  • Prioritising, planning, and delegating
  • Tools and strategies for handling overwhelm effectively;

ii. Timetable of Sessions

This workshop is one day in duration, separated into six topics.

Duration Title
45 mins 1. ‘Time’ Management or Self-Management?
30 mins 2.  Overload and Overwhelm
15 mins 3.   The benefits of being able to manage your   ‘time’ effectively
1.5 hours 4.    Exploring your relationship with timea) How much time do you need?b) How much time do you have left?c) How do you want to spend the time you have   left?
3.5 hours 5. Thriving in a fast-paced, challenging   environment:a) Time Journalsb) Taking control of your work dayThe challenge of prioritisingHow to prioritise, plan and delegateHow to manage overwhelm effectively
30 mins 6. Initial Process of Embedding: The Daily Practice of ‘Self’ Management

iii. Format

This workshop is designed by Pam Rigden, the drafter having over ten years’ experience in the presentation, facilitation and design of workshops, seminars and learning programs. The workshop and proposed ongoing learning initiatives are based on principles outlined in:

  • Principles, tools and strategies of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). The drafter has certifications in both NLP and Master Practitioner of NLP (attached to the Tender); and
  • Susi Strang’s ‘Trainer’s Training Certification’ which focuses on heightening learning through interactive methodology.

Overall, this workshop follows the ‘4-mat system’ of:

(i)          defining the principle (what);

(ii)         why it is important to participants (why);

(iii)        clear and demonstrated tools and strategies (how); and

(iv)       participants’ interaction and questioning (what if).

Key concepts and tools are outlined in handouts, for ease of reference for participants both during the workshop and for their ongoing development.

This workshop is highly interactive and contains relatively few PowerPoint (instances where PowerPoint is used are noted throughout these notes). Careful consideration was given to the amount of handouts that will be distributed to participants, given environmental considerations.

iv. References



The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Hyperion, 2008

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Free Press, 1990

The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszenmihalyi

Harper Perrenial, 1991

Anthony Robbins Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Free Press, 1992

Training & Training Publications:

NLP Trainer’s Training Certification

Manual, Susi Strang and Associates, 2003

NLP Master Practitioner Certification Training

Manual, Susi Strang and Associates, 2008


Time Management


Bad Day at the Office


The Value of Time



Randy Pausch Wikipedia



v. Key

The trainer’s notes contain a detailed outline of the content and format of this workshop. The workshop consists of handouts, examples/stories, important concepts, activities and tools/strategies designed to fulfill individual learning needs of the participants.






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