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Dawsons LLP, Solicitors

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Learn The Best Way To Manage Your Time Effectively

Effective Use of Time

Target Audience

Useful for all those who feel the speed of technology is swamping their ability to keep on top of workflow. It will help to reduce time wastage and introduce new ways of working.  This course is for those who do not supervise or manage others: please also see related courses

Course Objectives

  • Analyse how you use your time now and to decide how to use it more cost and time efficiently
  • Implement practical tools and techniques to improve your self-management and management of your work
  • Build time management into your daily routine to become exceptional every day
  • Communicate assertively with team members and seniors


Presentation, facilitated group work, self questionnnaire and structured exercises.

Important notes

This course requires a small amount of pre-course work.  Additionally, please bring with you to the course your diary/organiser, or a hard copy of your schedule for the week, as we will be referring to this throughout the day.

Course Contents

Welcome and introductions

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Course objectives, content and method
  • Personal objectives
  • What is time management and what are the benefits of effective use of time?
Analysing use of your time and personal efficiency
  • How do you use your time now?
  • What are your key objectives and tasks to achieve?
  • How much of your time can you plan?
  • Making the most of your prime time
  • What or who steals your time?
Preventing or gaining control
  • Managing interruptions: from people, telephone and email
  • Managing you: are you a procrastinator, perfectionist or butterfly?
  • Clearing clutter: paper and electronic
Planning and organising you and your time
  • What are you meant to be doing?
  • Planning in a reactive environment
  • Planning ahead to prevent fire fighting
  • Being proactive and using your initiative
  • Using tools and resources to make life easier

Prioritising your workload

  • Deciding what’s important and what’s urgent
  • How to prioritise tasks
  • Managing peak times and remaining calm under pressure
  • Meeting the demands of several people
Communicating assertively to save time
  • The essential communication skills: listening and questioning
  • The steps of assertiveness and how to use them
  • Managing situations assertively: keeping others informed, agreeing deadlines, renegotiating deadlines
  • How to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty
  • Communicating with colleagues: building relationships, managing expectations, asking for help, delegating
Action session
  • What will you do differently to use your time more effectively?

Summary and close