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Time Management for the Modern Individual (PDTM)

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Why study this course

Time Management plays an important role in business and personal development. This course teaches participants how to manage their time more effectively and efficiently and become more productive using a range of modern tools including mobile devices, mobile apps, online counters and timers to help with managing their time and being more efficient during the workday. Other skills include prioritising goals, conducting a personal “time audit”, overcoming procrastination, managing distractions, automating Outlook to be more efficient, and much more.

You'll learn about a range of professional systems and practices to help you take advantage of the most recent and effective time management skills. You'll also discover how your personality type can impact your personal time management, as well as other personality types and how to engage others in an entirely new way that provides a path to better communication and improved time management skills.

Let our experienced traininers guide you on a path of proven methods to become more productive and more valuable in the marketplace!

This course is delivered in partnership with PD Training.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Use personality traits to improve time management

  • Set and prioritise goals using D.A.R.T. and O.P.U.S.

  • Discover the benefits of conducting a time audit

  • Discover the myth of multi-tasking

  • Manage workflow effectively

  • Understand the power of prioritising effectively

  • Categorise tasks using the urgent/important matrix

  • Understand how to apply the 80:20 rule

  • Understand how to rank your priorities

  • Use lasting skills to tackle procrastination

  • Understand the benefits of setting and using professional and personal routines

  • Setup and apply the automation tools available in Outlook email

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PD Training at Lumify Work

PD Training is Australia's leading provider of professional development training, cutting edge psychometric profiling and HR services. They help companies provide training and development to their staff that is on-target, fun, retained, and achieves their goals.
Lumify Work partners with PD Training to offer an extensive range of Professional Development training and short courses, through a network of over 400 specialist trainers.

Who is the course for?

This is a practical class that is suitable for all audiences, and provides participants with tools they can apply on-the-job (and in other contexts) the very next day.

Course subjects

Lesson 1: My Personality and Time Management

  • Using My Awareness of Personality Profiles to Improve My Time Management

Lesson 2: Starts with Successful Goal Setting

  • It Starts with Successful Goal Setting

  • Using D.A.R.T. and O.P.U.S. goals

  • Goals are Great

  • Don’t Miss ‘Now’

    • Dart Goals

  • Now, Add Your Opus - Writing Goals Down Using Present Tense

    • Prioritising Your Goals

    • Evaluating and Re-Evaluating

  • Setting Yourself up for Success:

    • Bringing Your Goals to Life by Visualising and Emotionalising

Lesson 3: How I Currently Use My Time

  • What Makes Up My Day?

    • The Glass Jar Analogy (Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water)

    • Where Does My Time Go? Time Audit

  • 14-Day Action Challenge: Time Audit

    • Time Log (example)

Lesson 4: Get It Done - “The Art Of Doing”

  • The Myth of Multi-Tasking

  • Myths

    • Surprising (and Disturbing) Discoveries

    • Managing Workflow - the Four Ds

  • Overwhelmed?

    • Are You Using Your Mind as a Collection Point?

  • To-Do-List Best Practice

    • Five Tips for To-Do-List Best Practice

    • The Amazing Power of Clustering

Lesson 5: Prioritise Your Time

  • The Story of the Mexican Fisherman and the Banker

  • Urgent/Important Matrix

  • The 80:20 Rule

  • A.B.C.D.E. Prioritisation

  • Ranking My Priorities

    • The Paired Comparison or ✓ (Tick) Method

Lesson 6: Procrastination and How To Beat It

  • Why We Procrastinate

  • Overcoming Procrastination

  • Still Can’t Get Started?

    • Eat That Frog!

    • Ready, Fire, Aim!

    • Five-Minute Rule

Lesson 7: The Power of Routines

  • What is a Routine?

    • Personal Routines

    • Professional Routines

  • Using Routines to Maximise Time

  • Maximise Your Productivity

Lesson 8: How to Automate Repetitive Actions in Outlook

  • What are Quick Steps?

  • Outlook Email - What Can Quick Steps Do?

    • Move to:

    • Team Email

    • Create Your Own Quick Step

  • What are Quick Parts?

    • Adding a Quick Part

    • Modifying a Quick Part

    • Deleting a Quick Part

    • How do I Create Quick Parts in Gmail?

    • FAQ

Lesson 9: Reflections

  • Remember: The Simple Secret of Successful Time Management

  • Create an Action Plan

  • Accountability = Action

  • Some Parting Thoughts to Inspire You

  • References




Lumify Work offers training through our partnership with PD Training. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to PD Training for course and/or exam registration purposes.

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The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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