Course length: 1 day
Time is a form of currency, and the ways that we talk about
it illustrate its value: we say “Time
is money,” and “My time was well spent,” or “It's a waste of
time.” Like most professionals,
you've probably struggled with managing this resource
effectively. In this course, you will
practice techniques that will help you achieve more
effective use of your time so that you can
direct your energy towards the activities that will further
your professional and personal goals.
Course Objective: You
will identify effective time-management strategies,
personal and professional goals, establishing priorities,
and identifying the tasks that will be
critical to achieving those goals. You will create a
personal time-management action plan.
Target Student: Professionals
in a variety of fields who are seeking improved
skills so that they can perform more effectively.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be
• articulate your goals.
• analyze how you are currently allocating your most
precious resources: energy and time.
• identify elements of your personal work style that
contribute to your effective use of
• assemble a collection of time-management tools and
strategies that you can use to take
control of your time.
• create an action plan for your time-management process and
identify ways to evaluate
and improve your efforts.
Lesson 1: Defining Goals
Topic 1A: Define Time Management
Topic 1B: Describe Your Dreams
Topic 1C: Identify Regrets
Topic 1D: Articulate Goals
Lesson 2: Analyzing Energy Allocation
Topic 2A: Identify How Energy Is Spent
Topic 2B: Analyze Tasks
Topic 2C: Analyze Time Usage
Topic 2D: Analyze Energy Flow
Lesson 3: Identifying Personal Style
Topic 3A: Review a Successful Day or Project
Topic 3B: Analyze Your Preferences
Topic 3C: Identify Personal Strengths
Topic 3D: Identify Personal Motivators
Topic 3E: Reduce Time Wasters
Lesson 4: Assembling the Toolbox
Topic 4A: Negotiate for Success
Topic 4B: Delegate Tasks
Topic 4C: Choose Tools that Work for You
Lesson 5: Creating an Action Plan
Topic 5A: Create the Action Plan
Topic 5B: Evaluate the Time-Management Process