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This practical, interactive and valuable one-day workshop will help participants develop the mindset and skillset to improve their personal effectiveness at work.

They will learn how to block their time, breaking up what they have to do based on the rise and fall of energy levels and motivation over the course of the day and how to stop procrastinating and just ‘get it done’. They will also discover the power of the Delete, Delegate, Do, Defer model as a means of taking an action-oriented approach to achieving more without working longer.

Personal effectiveness is often compromised by other people – and participants will learn how to assertively manage interruptions and requests without seeming rude or selfish. They will improve their ability to stay on top of their email inbox and how to push through when their motivation starts to flag.

Participants will leave with practical tools and techniques they can put into use immediately that will enable them to significantly increase their personal effectiveness at work.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be able to save time as a result of being more efficient and effective
  • Know how to maintain their focus on their goals and priorities
  • Understand how and why willpower and motivation vary during the day
  • Know how to juggle competing commitments without feeling overwhelmed
  • Be able more effectively to manage interruptions and avoid distractions

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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