This half day course looks at practical methods of saving time and prioritising work so that participants are more productive. It considers a wide range of strategies to overcome some of the physical and mental barriers for those working in an office or home environment.

Areas covered

  • Considering one’s physical environment – its effect on us, what improvements we can make
  • Practical ways to manage paper and IT
  • Planning methods and how to establish priorities
  • “My favourite time wasters”
  • Delegating appropriately and team skills
  • Saving time at meetings
  • Managing stress
  • Action planning.

This course could be run as part of a training programme or could be run in house.

In-house courses

The course is designed to be flexible so that it can accommodate the specific needs of a particular organisation or agency. For example, we could cover some of the above topics in more detail and look at ways of improving the organisation’s methods of working.


  • To consider and improve one’s physical working environment
  • To improve one’s management of paper and electronic communication
  • To plan one’s time more effectively and to prioritise work
  • To avoid procrastination and time wasters
  • To delegate effectively and to recognise the skills we have and we don’t have
  • To eradicate time wasting at meetings
  • To counteract the effects of stress.

Target Audience

People working in the voluntary and community sector, for statutory agencies or in business. The course can be adapted to suit particular needs.


From £150 + travel costs