gothamGovernment Training


Managing Multiple Priorities & Your Time

1-Day Virtual or In-person
In stock
Product Details
This workshop is designed to help individuals to feel a greater sense of meaningful accomplishment at the end of a workday and to help organizations cut the human and financial costs associated with wasted time and efforts.

“I just don’t have enough time. I wish there were more hours in the day!” Our lives sometime leave a trail of incomplete tasks, haunting quiet moments. While extra time would relieve some of the pressures that people experience, their dilemma often involves confusion about priorities. Examining how you currently prioritize and use your time and then building simple techniques into your work schedule can help you to more effectively juggle competing demands, create more time for your truly important responsibilities, and decrease the stress, frustration, and guilt often associated with today’s workplace.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who would like to take more control over how they use their time and what they do with it, managers trying to identify how to help themselves and their direct reports stay focused on priorities, intact teams looking for ways to more efficiently work together.

You Will Learn
After this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Identify how they currently spend their time
  • Identify and focus their energy on high-priority tasks and responsibilities
  • Develop and on-going check of their activities relative to their priorities
  • Navigate multiple competing priorities
  • Eliminate or better manage their biggest time wasters
  • Use their learnings to help others better manage their time and focus on priorities
  • Be sure that they do not become somebody else’s time waster
Participants are encouraged to complete a Time Audit for five consecutive workdays before the start of the workshop. While this is not mandatory, the Time Audit allows people to begin to uncover their improvement opportunities and to base discussions on actual data. Please send emailed requests for Time Audits to, at least two weeks prior to the start of this workshop.

Course Outline
Setting Priorities
  • Input/output analysis
  • Using a priority matrix to focus on priorities & eliminate distractions
  • Identifying personal priorities to use as filters
  • How to use energy levels to decide when to schedule activities
  • How to anticipate and accommodate uncontrollable events
Diagnosing How You Currently Use Your Time
  • How to conduct a personal Time Audit
  • How to analyze your Time Audit data to identify potential improvements & recommendations
Curing Time Wasters
  • Self-generated time wasters (e.g., procrastination, perfectionism, disorganization, refusing to say “no,” unproductive travel time, lack of delegation)
  • Environmental time wasters (e.g., drop-in visitors, the telephone, unnecessary or ineffective meetings, mail/email clutter, crises, negative attitudes)
  • Identifying personal solutions
Indirect Goal Setting
  • Uncovering important, yet previously ignored wishes
  • Creating goals & action plans to accomplish those missed opportunities

Up to 30 students

  • Virtual Classes will be a live, Instructor lead class in Zoom for Government, a virtual technical assistant VTA will be available to assist students with any technical issues, take roll, administer evaluations, and distribute certificates of completion. Course materials will be provided electronically.
  • Onsite classes will be held at your location. The instructor will travel to you. Materials will be printed and shipped to your site. A sign-up sheet will be provided for student to enter their name (as they want it on their certificate) and the email address to send the certificate to. GSA travel costs will be added to the course fee. Contact us for a travel estimate.
  • A minimum of 2 weeks lead time is needed for virtual classes, 3 weeks for onsite classes.

Questions? Contact our training coordinator via email or phone at (202) 843.5447.

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