Effective Time Management, Postgraduate Course

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Seminar or Course Number 053 - Effective Time Management Course, Leading to Diploma – Postgraduate – in Time Management, 30 Credit-Hours, accumulating to a Postgraduate Certificate, with 150 additional Credit-Hour, and a Postgraduate Diploma, with 330 additional Credit-Hours. Contents include Time Management, Time in an Organisational Wide Context, Acting in Time, Cost of Time, Time Management Tools, Maximising Personal Effectiveness, Busy vs. Productive, Time Wasters, Time Robbers, Time Stealer, Time Bandits, Managing Time, Bandits, Combating Procrastination, Impact of Others: Handling Interruptions, Asserting Yourself, Contextualising Time Management, Effective Delegation Techniques, How to Delegate, Managing Multiple Tasks, Work Related Stress, Personal and Professional Life, Avoiding Time Crunches, Handling Emergencies, Human Multitasking, Poor Time Management, Time Management Theories, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Pickle Jar Theory, Pareto Principle, Eisenhower Method, POSEC Method,  Setting Goals, Planning and Getting Organised, Setting Goals and Objectives, Importance of Goals, Realistic Goals, SMART Method, Achieving Goals, Planning Tools, Organising Your Workspace, Files and Folders, Retrieval Process, Information Overload, Schedule Management, Work-Life Balance, Mental Clutter, Time Gaps, Effective Follow-up System, Time Management Habit.

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Seminar or Course Number 053 - Effective Time Management - Leading to Diploma–Postgraduate in Time Management, Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.. Click to download the PDF Brochure for this Course.


Course Co-ordinator:        

Prof. Dr. R. B. Crawford is Course Coordinator. He is the Director of HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute, A Postgraduate-Only Institution. He has the following Qualifications and Affiliations:

Doctor of Philosophy {(PhD) {University College London (UCL) - University of London)};

MEd Management (University of Bath);

Postgraduate (Advanced) Diploma Science Teacher Ed. (University of Bristol);

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems (University of West London, formerly Thames Valley University);

Diploma in Doctoral Research Supervision, (University of Wolverhampton);

Teaching Certificate;

Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Human Resources Specialist, of the Institute of Management Specialists;

Member of the Asian Academy of Management (MAAM);

Member of the International Society of Gesture Studies (MISGS);

Member of the Standing Council for Organisational Symbolism (MSCOS);

Member of ResearchGate;

Executive Member of Academy of Management (AOM). There, his contribution incorporates the judging of competitions, review of journal articles, and guiding the development of conference papers. He also contributes to the Disciplines of:

Human Resources;

Organization and Management Theory;

Organization Development and Change;

Research Methods;

Conflict Management;

Organizational Behavior;

Management Consulting;

Gender & Diversity in Organizations; and

Critical Management Studies.

Professor Dr. Crawford has been an Academic in the following UK Universities:

University of London (Royal Holloway), as Research Tutor;

University of Greenwich (Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

University of Wolverhampton, (Wolverhampton Business School), as Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management;

London Southbank University (Business School), as Lecturer and Unit Leader.

His responsibilities in these roles included:

Doctoral Research Supervisor;

Admissions Tutor;

Postgraduate and Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor;

Programme Leader;

Personal Tutor.


For Whom This Course is Designed

This Course is Designed For:

*       Managers;

*       Supervisors;

*       Senior Professionals;

*       Management Staffs;

*       Business owners to help them take accurate and timely decisions;

*       Team members who need more effective time management skills;

*       Employees;

*       Customer Service Staff;

*       Anybody who want essential time management tools and techniques.


 Duration: 5 Days


 Cost: £5,000.00  Per Delegate                     


The course cost does not include living accommodation. However, delegates are treated with the following:

*        Free Continuous snacks throughout the Event Days;  

*        Free Hot Lunch on Event Days;                           

*        Free City Tour;             

*        Free Stationery;                               

*        Free On-site Internet Access;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s   Diploma – Postgraduate; or

*       Certificate of Attendance and Participation – if unsuccessful on resit.


HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Complimentary Products include:

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Folder;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference Ring Binder/ Writing Pad;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Key Ring/ Chain;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Leather Conference (Computer – Phone) Bag – Black or Brown;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s 8GB USB Flash Memory Drive, with Course/ Programme Material;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Metal Pen;

*       HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute’s Polo Shirt.


Location:  Central London and International Locations


Effective Time Management

Leading to Diploma-Postgraduate in Time Management



Course Objectives


By the conclusion of the specified learning and development activities, delegates will be able to:

*       Determine how efficient time management increases work effectiveness and productivity;

*       Develop a personal approach in using your time in the most productive way;

*       Implement techniques for minimising disruptions;

*       Understand the underlying principles of “time” in an organisational wide context;

*       Appreciate the importance of time management;

*       Know the difference between being “busy” and “productive;”

*       Identify time wasters and adopt strategies for eliminating them;

*       Make use of the different time management tools to increase their work effectiveness and productivity;

*       Develop ways to maximise their personal effectiveness;

*       Understand the difference between important and urgent activities/works;

*       Learn how to diffuse the impact of others;

*       Adopt appropriate strategies for dealing with interruptions;

*       Learn how to handle interruptions constructively;

*       Learn how assert themselves politely and calmly;

*       Know how to refuse unreasonable requests in the proper manner;

*       Specify and explain the four D’s in time management;

*       Use effective delegation techniques at the workplace;

*       Decide which items can be delegated;

*       Adopt effective delegation techniques;

*       Know how to properly delegate task;

*       Relate the concept of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with effective time management;

*       Explain the pickle jar theory;

*       Apply the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) to time management issues;

*       Explain the concept of Eisenhower method;

*       Discuss POSEC Method in relation to time management;

*       Recognise the variety of causes of procrastination and apply relevant techniques to overcome them;

*       Identify time bandits and devise strategies for dealing with them;

*       Understand the concept of multitasking;

*       Suggest ways to manage multiple tasks;

*       Meet tight deadlines with time to spare;

*       Beat work related stress;

*       Gain a balance between professional goals and personal time;

*       Devise ways to avoiding time crunches;

*       Formulate strategies in handling unexpected job emergencies;

*       Enumerate the benefits of effective time management;

*       Specify the effects of poor time management;

*       Ascertain their respective goals/objectives;

*       Realise the importance of goals;

*       Develop useful techniques for setting and achieving goals;

*       Determine how goal setting can lead to proper time management;

*       Set realistic goals through SMART method;

*       Identify their professional goals and personal time;

*       Name the different planning tools;

*       Devise their personal planner;

*       Develop your own individualised plan of action.to maximise their use of time;

*       Use practical techniques for organising work;

*       Handle e-mails, task and calendar systematically;

*       Manage information flow and retrieval process;

*       Deal with information overload;

*       Devise an organized and systematic schedule and handle it properly;

*       Develop their personal “To-Do List;”

*       Explain the concept of batching technique and its relationship to time management;

*       Learn how to utilize their gap times;

*       Manage projects in a systematic way;

*       Adopt an effective follow-up system in the workplace;

*       Develop and maintain a good time management habit;

*       Plan to make the best use of the time available through the art of effective scheduling;

*       Learn the step-by-step process in making effective schedule;

*       Understand the underlying concept of the prioritisation grid;

*       Prioritise ‘urgent’ and ‘important’ activities;

*       Explain the time management matrix;

*       Develop their personal ABC123 prioritised planning;

*       Learn how to prioritise using decision matrices;

*       Learn how to maintain their responsibility;

*       Know how most managers apportioned their time;

*       Enumerate the different time management tips for managers;

*       Manage resources more efficiently;

*       Conduct an efficient workload analysis;

*       Learn how to manage their workloads more effectively;

*       Ascertain how to work with disorganised colleagues;

*       Specify and explain the four D’s in time management;

*       Use effective delegation techniques at the workplace;

*       Decide which items can be delegated;

*       Adopt effective delegation techniques;

*       Know how to properly delegate task;

*       Create an effective agenda that will keep the meeting on the track;

*       Realise the importance of agenda;

*       Specify the steps for running productive and effective meeting;

*       Distinguish groupthink from teamthink;

*       Reduce time spent in meetings yet contribute more effectively;

*       Identify the different meeting menaces and learn how to deal with them;

*       Ascertain the possible causes and effects of meeting mismanagement; and

*       Solve problems through the trading game scenario.



Course Contents, Concepts and Issues



Part 1: Introduction to Time Management


*       Time Management Defined;

*       Time in an Organisational Wide Context: Acting in Time;

*       The Cost of Time;

*       Time Management Tools;

*       Maximising Personal Effectiveness;

*       Busy vs. Productive;

*       Time Wasters/Time Robbers/Time Stealers/Time Bandits;

*       Managing Time Wasters/Time Robbers/Time Stealers/Time Bandits;

*       Combating Procrastination;

*       Diffusing the Impact of Others:

*       Handling Interruptions Constructively;

*       Asserting Yourself Politely and Calmly;

*       Conquering Overcommitment ( Learn to say, “No”).


Part 2: Contextualising Time Management


*       The Four D’s of Time Management:

*       Do;

*       Delegate:

*       Tasks Which Should Be Delegated;

*       Effective Delegation Techniques;

*       How to Delegate.

*       Dump;

*       Defer.

*       Managing Multiple Task and Deadlines;

*       Combating Work Related Stress;

*       Balancing Personal and Professional Life;

*       Avoiding Time Crunches;

*       Handling Unexpected Job Emergencies;

*       Human Multitasking;

*       Benefits of Effective Time Management;

*       Effects of Poor Time Management;

*       Time Management Theories:

*       Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs;

*       The Pickle Jar Theory;

*       Pareto Principle or 80/20 Rule;

*       Eisenhower Method;

*       POSEC Method.


Part 3: Setting Goals/Objectives, Planning and Getting Organised


*       Setting Goals and Objectives:

*       What You Want to Achieve;

*       Importance of Goal;

*       Setting Realistic Goals Through SMART Method;

*       Techniques for Setting and Achieving Goals.

*       Planning:

*       Management and Planning Tools;

*       Using a Planner;

*       Developing Action Plan.

*       Getting Organised:

*       Organising Your Workspace, Files and Folders;

*       E-mail, Task and Calendar Managing;

*       Information Flow and Retrieval Process;

*       Information Overload;

*       Schedule Management:

*       Scheduling to Create Work/Life Balance;

*       Creating Dynamic “To-Do List”;

*       Reducing Mental Clutter.

*       The Batching Technique;

*       Utilise Time Gaps;

*       Effective Follow-up System;

*       Developing Time Management Habit.


Part 4: Scheduling, Prioritising and Time Management Application

*       Scheduling:

*       Effective Scheduling;

*       Steps in Scheduling.

*       Prioritising:

*       The Prioritisation Grid;

*       Important vs. Urgent;

*       Time Management Matrix (Covey’s Four Quadrant Matrix);

*       To-Do List;

*       ABC123 Prioritised Planning;

*       Decision Matrix.

*       Time Management and Manager:

*       How Most Managers Apportioned Their Time;

*       Time Management Tips for Managers;

*       Effective Resource Management;

*       Workload Analysis;

*       Managing Workload;

*       Managing Disorganised Staffs.


Part 5: Achieving Effective Time Management through Proper Meeting Management


*       Meeting Management:

*       Creating an Effective Agenda;

*       Importance of Agenda;

*       Steps For Productive and Effective Meeting;

*       Groupthink;

*       Teamthink;

*       Reducing Time Spent on Meeting;

*       Meeting Menaces:

*       The Waffler;

*       The Turf Warrior;

*       The Assassin;

*       The Dominator;

*       The Interrupter.

*       Meeting Mismanagement.

*       Trading Game Scenario.

Seminar or Course Number 053 - Effective Time Management - Leading to Diploma–Postgraduate in Time Management, Accumulating to a Postgraduate Diploma.. Click to download the PDF Brochure for this Course.