Time and Stress Management

  • Overview
  • Objectives
  • Course Content
  • Methodology

Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis - stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organization.

Our practical workshop will enable delegates to better manage their own time, becoming pro-active, avoid procrastination and enable them to motivate themselves thereby reducing levels of unhealthy stress.

 

  • Define time and stress management and how they work together
  • Learn how to manage your time by planning and prioritizing each day’s activities
  • Explore techniques on how to overcome procrastination quickly and easily
  • Identify time management strategies to use when everything is top priority
  • Know how to handle crises effectively and quickly
  • Appreciate the importance of having an organized workspace to make better use of time
  • Understand how to delegate more efficiently
  • Identify your own particular time wasters and adopt strategies for eliminating them
  • Learn how to balance your personal and professional life
  • Identify the underlying causes of stress
  • Understand the symptoms and causes of stress

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

 

Day One

Introduction

·         Common misconceptions regarding managing your time

·         Six major issues for time management

·         Benefits of managing your time more effectively

·         Analysis of most common time theft and loss

Time wasters

·         Common time wasters

·         Categories of time wasting; environmental and self-generated

·         Self-management and discipline

·         Eliminating your own personal time wasters

·         Time management when on the phone

·         Organizing your desk

Planning and prioritizing

·         Setting SMART goals and objectives

·         The concept of back planning

·         The urgent and importance matrix

·         Accept that different people have different priorities

·         Efficiency versus effectiveness

·         The 80:20 rule

 

Day Two

Interruptions

·         Maintaining focus while chaos is going on around you

·         Managing interruptions

·         Making technology work for you

·         Saying “no” more assertively and effectively

Dealing with stress

·         What is stress?

·         Spotting the symptoms of stress

·         Sources of stress at work

·         How stress has changed

Lifestyle

·         Does your lifestyle limit or increase stress?

·         Tips for staying healthy and keeping a clear perspective

·         Getting the help and support when required

Responses to stress

·         Extra energy

·         Damage control

·         Personalities that are prone to stress

·         Behavior in stressful situations

 

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited. Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations
  • Assessments
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