Learn how to get control of your time and priorities.
Relax, confident that you are focusing on the right things.
Delivered as live online training or a classroom course.

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Course overview

Regain control of your time on this one day time management course.

By the end of this fun, interactive training course you will have learned how to:

  1. Effectively manage your time and priorities.
  2. Increase your productivity by focusing more time on your most important goals.
  3. Spot ‘time vampires’ that consume your time and permanently delegate them.
  4. Relax as you have a clear plan to achieve your goals despite inevitable interruptions.

You will return to work with a personalised time management Action Plan. This will detail exactly how you are going to make lasting improvements to how you manage your time. It will ensure that the learning from your training course is translated into an enduring improvement in your time management.

You will find that once you have real effective control over your time your working day will become less stressful, more productive and much more enjoyable.

Watch one of our trainers quickly talk you through the course below.

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Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

Your Trainer

Jo has been a professional development coach and trainer for over 20 years, and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD).

She started her career as an engineer before moving to a global pharmaceutical company, where she spent 18 years. While she was there she progressed through a variety of leadership and technical roles across HR, customer service and training.

Course Details

• Understanding what’s important to you
• How your personal values impact your time
• Time stealers
• Procrastination

• Prioritising – Urgent vs Important tasks using the Eisenhower Matrix
• Planning tools and tips including the four D’s of time management
• Avoiding or managing distractions
• Dealing with time vampires
• Keeping deadlines and promises
• Being able to say NO assertively
• Coping with the unexpected
• Learn how to harness your energy

• The benefits of delegation
• What to delegate
• When to delegate
• How to delegate and to whom

• My one-month goal plan
• My one-year goal plan
• More ways you can make extra time

This course is for people who want to learn how to make much better use of their time.

If you feel out of control or that your day-to-day work doesn’t leave anytime for your key projects this would be an ideal course for you.

It is very useful if, prior to the course, you could keep a time diary for a week or so. This will simply contain the tasks that you have spent your workdays carrying out and also note any particular issues that came up.

This is not vital but participants on previous training courses have found the course materials and activities have had more impact where they have managed to do this.

To see our other professional development courses see: Professional Development Courses.

London Training Centre
Fleet House, 8 - 12 New Bridge St
London, EC4N 7BE
Tel: 0203 143 8100


Guildford Training Centre
Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road
Guildford, GU2 7YG
Tel: 01483 380 390


You don’t need to bring anything with you. We provide everything you’ll need for a really fun, productive day of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm.

When you book with us we include:

  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day.
  • A tasty, freshly prepared lunch.
  • Comfortable, fully air-conditioned classrooms
  • An A4 copy of the course materials to take home.
  • Some of the friendliest trainers on the planet!

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in. There is no dress code for our courses.


We’ll happily create a custom time management course for you. 

Simply let us know exactly where you would like to focus on during the pre-course consultation and we’ll create one just for you.

With our custom time management training courses we can offer great flexibility:

  • 1-2-1 or in-house with your colleagues?
  • At your offices or in one of our centres?
  • Focusing only on certain key topics?
  • What types of activities would work best?
  • How would you like the materials presented?



We will send you a booking confirmation as soon as we process your email.

This will include full of your course booking and also a full tax invoice.

It should hopefully give you all the information that you need but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’re here to help.

We accept credit and debit cards and also direct bank transfers.

No there is no dress code for our time management courses.

Please come wearing whatever you are most comfortable in.

If you have any special needs or requirements please let us know when you book your course.

This will allow us to confirm that we’ll be able to accommodate your needs before you book the course.

Please also let the trainer know at the start of your training day so that they consider how best to make the activities and materials work for you.

You can change your course dates up to 14 days before the course start date subject to an administrator fee of £95 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 14 days of the course start date.

Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.

No. We provide everything that you need for the training day.

The only additional costs for you will be travel to and from the training venue and accommodation overnight if that is required.

The short answer to this is no.

If you are struggling with things like effectively planning tasks and having the appropriate skills and techniques to then implement your plan then this course will work wonders for you.

Telltale signs that this course would work well for you include frequent or habitual:
1. Procrastination?
2. Running late?
3. Overscheduling yourself?
4. Being forced to rush jobs to hit deadlines as you are behind?
5. Lacking genuine control of your workload?

Conversely, if you find that you are able to spend the majority of your time focused on your most important tasks then you are probably already managing your time well.

Yes, we do. We offer 6 months of post-course support.

During this period if you are struggling to implement the time management techniques that we cover let us know and we’ll get your trainer to make contact.

Depending on what the issue is we may offer email or phone support, whichever we feel will provide you with the best experience and support your use of the techniques and tools that we teach you best.

Our time management training is highly personalised. We don’t take the cookie cutter approach that many other time management courses do.

Learning effective time management tools and techniques is only half of the battle. The key is then to look at how you can implement those tools and techniques in your own particular situation.

For some people effective delegation will offer a useful solution for others other techniques (learning to deal with disruptions for example) will a more effective time management solution.

Good time management skills will make sure that you’re using your time effectively.

Other things being equal, using your time more effectively will allow you to deliver:

  1. Higher quality work: You’ll spend more time on your key priorities.
  2. More timely work: You’ll be planning more clearly and effectively.
  3. More creative work: Reducing your stress levels will allow you to be more creative.
  4. Better work relationships: Feeling in control of your time will naturally make you more relaxed.
  5. Strategic solutions: Not feeling rushed naturally encourages you to think more long term.

Time is irreplaceable. Almost all resources (like money) can be replaced but once a portion of time is gone it’s gone.

Given that many people argue that time is the most valuable resource you have (rightly!) and argue that you need to plan and use it effectively.

Effective time management naturally leads you to be:

  1. Focused: If you’re not focused you’re wasting your time.
  2. Organised: In order to manage your time efficiently you have to be organised.
  3. Long-term: Good time management encourages the investment of small amounts of time upfront to save much larger amounts in future. This is the essence of long-term thinking.


The four D’s of time management is a very well established time management technique.

This technique involves assessing all of your outstanding tasks and putting them into one of four D categories.

The four D’s of time management are:

    1. Do: Important, urgent, only you can do. You should do these things as soon as possible.
    2. Defer: Important, not urgent, only you can do. Do not do these today but plan for when you will do them as they’re important.
    3. Delegate: Important and others can do. You should pass this task to someone else to complete.
    4. Delete: Not important. Some tasks are not worth completing. For these simply delete them.

Although it relates to low-level tasks the last point ‘Delete’ is often what people find the most difficult. It goes against our training to be thorough and detailed oriented. Remember you’re not simply not doing the task and so being lazy. You’re doing the hard work of making sure that you’re using your time well and going to use that time for more important things.

When delegating a task you should do this to the least experienced person capable of completing the task. This will stretch them and help with their personal development.

The Action Priority Matrix is one of a number of great ways to review your To-Do list and diary to ensure you are focused on your highest impact and highest return activities.

This is something that we cover in this time management training course.

We have created a worksheet that walks you through the exercise.

All you need to do is print it out and follow it through step-by-step.