Organisation and Meeting Management Skills

Course Description

Change is the only constant in all areas of the professional work environment. New roles encompass a wider range of functions and require additional soft skills This training is not designed to deliver a total change in personality, but it is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge to organise themselves, control their work, and polish their skills to respond effectively to the new reality they face.


Anyone who understands that creating a To Do list does not solve their difficulties in managing their work or freeing up time. They recognise that how they manage or participate in the greatest time thief of all - non productive meetings - impacts on what they can achieve and how they are perceived. They require a practical reality-based set of techniques and strategies to be more effective and less stressed.


Having completed this training the participants will:

Understand the impact of their own attitude to time on how effectively they manage it.
Share some of the techniques with the team or colleagues to reinforce the new behaviours
Have a strategy to apply the training content to their organisation.
Realise that it is what you don't do which determines what you can do

Training Content

Managing your day
If you spent the company's money the way you spend their time
Applying Parkinson's Law

Soft deadlines Vs hard deadlines
Establishing your core priorities
Using the 80/20 rule
Dealing with time thieves
Are You your greatest time thieve

Managing the information overload
Escaping the email avalanche
Using Ms Outlook as a time saving and scheduling tool
What you plan or how you plan
Scheduling horizontally not vertically

Managing within your team
How your self management is viewed by others
Understanding the role model effect
How your team impacts on your work management
Adjusting the doing- managing ratio
Creating a Not To Do list

Eliminate time wasting in meetings
The importance of meeting preparation
Understanding and communicating the meeting context
Establishing the meeting ground rules
Picking up on the clues from Non Verbal behaviour at meetings

Moving from intention to action
Identifying the barriers to adopting new behaviour
Confronting Procrastination
The worst first method