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So much time – so little to do! If only that were true. Most of us are time-poor: struggling to fit everything in, often staying late, sometimes suffering from stress and problems with work-life balance. But does it have to be that way? In a word: no. When staff have effective time- and priority-management strategies they can get everything done and still have time to play.

Participants will be asked to consider how they spend their days and weeks – learning how to focus their use of time on their goals, targets and priorities, looking for ways of minimising or even eliminating their ‘time bandits’ (activities that bring no value to the business), and the dangers of ‘busyness’ (activity that doesn’t generate productivity).

What’s the best way of managing your ‘To Do’ list – especially when you have competing demands placed upon you? Participants will learn how to avoid just doing the urgent things – while important things get compromised or even sacrificed.

They will leave with a powerful action plan that will enhance their ability to manage their time and priorities better.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Be able to work smarter not harder – so the most important things get done first
  • Know why effective prioritisation is essential in a pressured business environment
  • Understand the value of taking a proactive approach by planning better
  • Have an effective process for getting things done more consistently
  • Know how to manage unexpected demands, implement them and still manage their day job

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

Time and priority management

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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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