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Time Management and Managing Multiple Priorities

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Practical solutions for improving personal effectiveness and how to manage your time

Working in the charity, public or not-for-profit sector can feel overwhelming: everything is a priority and results have a wide-reaching impact. This day goes further than just a personal time management training course. It provides insights into the challenges of managing time while working with others in charities and non-profits – including managing a heavy workload, reducing interruptions and dealing with dangerous ‘time thieves’.

The course will leave you feeling re-energised and with a renewed sense of focus, with the tools you need to deal with the most demanding workload, and to achieve your long, medium and short-term goals with confidence.

All our public training is scheduled when enough demand is there, so please register your interest here, and we'll let you know as soon as a new date is set.
Yes, and also face to face. It's equally suitable for both options. For more information on the differences between online and face to face training, visit our Learning and Development page.
If you have 6 or more people to train it's worth getting in touch to discuss in-house options.

These include:
  • your choice of structure – as well as choosing dates to suit you, you can also decide whether to have the content delivered in one full day, two half-day sessions or four bitesize sessions over separate days.
  • tailoring options – if you're looking to focus on particular elements of the programme, we can look into this.
  • self-directed learning – this enables participants to set learning goals, acquire knowledge and skills, set their own actions and evaluate themselves using a customised web portal which we'll build for you.
In order to make sure your in-house training needs are met, the best way to start this process is with a conversation (for free of course). Contact us online or call 020 7978 1516 to speak to one of our experienced consultants.

Who is the programme for?

This programme is for individuals who want to boost their personal effectiveness and learn to cope more effectively with the pressures of a demanding workload.

  • “Thanks so much, I have really enjoyed the online courses I have done recently with the Management Centre. I particularly really like the editable PDF’s which are so handy, recap everything that was covered and useful to be able to refer back to it in the future.”

    Amber Gardner, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Solent Mind

    Overall programme rating: 5 star programme rating

  • “Thank you – it was an excellent day and I’ve taken a lot from it. I love face to face training but despite this being online it was very engaging, really well run and interactive.”

    Jill Hansen, Specialist Technical Quality Manager, City & Guilds – ILM

    Overall programme rating: 5 star programme rating

  • “As a head of team I found it really useful personally and for sharing with my team. I was surprised at how well it worked remotely!”

    Lucy Sandford, Head of Acquisition, Unicef UK

    Overall programme rating: 5 star programme rating

  • “Since attending the course I’ve improved my working from home practices and reduced procrastination.”

    Simon Yorke, Lead Technical Advisor, City and Guilds

    Overall programme rating: 5 star programme rating

  • “Great course. I’ve acquired essential skills I can use in any job or life stage.”

    Holly Noon, Memberships & Events Manager, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

  • “A great course from which everyone can gain invaluable skills applicable to everyday work.”

    James Gwyther, Corporate Partnerships Executive, WWF

  • “The action sheet and scheduling session – so simple, so very practical. A great tool to take away, and one that I’ve already started using.”

    Liz Hulme, Direct Marketing Manager, Farm Africa

  • “I have lots of competing priorities in my role and could never prioritise systematically prior to this training. But now the tools have revolutionised my to-do list!”

    Pollyanna Steiner, NW Campaign Coordinator, Friends of the Earth

  • “This was so useful to me at this junction in my personal and professional life. I’m going to commit the time to use these techniques to reduce my stress levels and increase my performance. I’d recommend it to everyone – it really makes sense.”

    Rebecca Potter, Service Development and Implementation Manager, Richmond Fellowship

Outcomes for you and your organisation

By attending the full programme, you will be able to:

  • diagnose your own effectiveness
  • set and prioritise short- and long-term goals
  • balance and plan urgent and important work
  • schedule tasks to achieve results
  • identify your personal ‘time thieves’
  • be able to say ‘no’ appropriately
  • deal more successfully with procrastination and challenging tasks
  • boost your energy and motivation

Learning approaches

Over this enjoyable and stimulating course you’ll enjoy:

  • theory input, practical advice and examples suited to the charity, public and not-for-profit sectors
  • group and individual activities to practice your new techniques
  • opportunities for personal reflection and action planning
  • tips and hints drawn from real life examples by your =mc programme leader

You will also have access to a learning portal where you can find downloadable handouts to support you after the course.

Online learning – what you’ll need

To take part in =mc online learning you will need access to a computer with a working microphone, speakers (or headphones) and a webcam. You’ll need to be in a quiet space with a good internet connection.

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Yvette Gyles

About Yvette Gyles

Yvette specialises in leadership, personal effectiveness, change and innovation. Before joining =mc, she worked in HR for several years in both the private and charity sector as an HR...