Time Management Training

The PD Training Time Management Training Course will help you become more productive and more efficient in your role, and includes training in effective time management strategies such as goal setting, task prioritization and delegation, applying Pareto's 80/20 rule, managing emails, how to overcome the procrastination habit and much more.  

We want you to get the most out of your time spent in class, therefore, we encourage you to tell the trainer which lessons you would like to get trained in extensively before attending the course - you'll receive an invitation to do this once you've enrolled. The trainer will then customize the training to your needs and cover those topics in more detail.

This comprehensive training course is available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.

Your Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training session, participants will be able to:

  • Set S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Prioritize effectively
  • Understand how to apply the 80:20 rule
  • Categorize tasks using the Urgent/Important Matrix
  • Manage Email
  • Plan strategically
  • Gain lasting skills to tackle procrastination
  • Handle high pressure, crisis situations with ease
  • Learn to organize the workspace for efficiency and productivity
  • Master when and how to delegate for maximum productivity
  • Set daily rituals for better productivity
  • Gain insightful skills to better manage meetings and keep them on track
  • Discover alternatives to in-person meetings
Duration: 1.0 day course Live Online Experts


Time Management Training Reviews:

"I’m very impressed by PD Training … they specifically selected one of their specialist facilitators to run the session which then made it possible for us to discuss our requirements further and tailor the course we had selected to suit our particular needs."

Private Course Participant

"Trish did a really good job.  I would enjoy taking another class from her.  She was very personable and perceptive.  Appreciate her coming on site and working with me and Joe.  Was helpful to have the two of us to bounce ideas off of related specifically to our job and industry."

Clarion Partners LLC

"Jackie is a great trainer and made the class fun and interactive".

"All of the content was good and beneficial to me.

Coca Cola

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Understanding, identifying and defining your long-term goals is the very first step for effective time management. With the broader goal in the background, you can now set a series of short-term goals that will guide you to the longer-term goal.

By applying the skills taught in Time Management Training, you can optimize your efforts to ensure that you concentrate as much of your time and energy as possible on the high payoff tasks. This ensures that you achieve the greatest benefit possible with the limited amount of time available to you. Contrary to popular belief, effective time management is not based on doing more things in less time, but in prioritizing, organizing, focusing efforts and managing more effectively.

Course Outline for Time Management Training

See the Live Online tab for the course outline for the live online course

Topic 1
Getting Started
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Pre-Assignment Review
Topic 2
Types of Goals
  • Three P's
  • S.M.A.R.T Goals
  • How to Prioritize
  • Staying Focused
Topic 3
Prioritize the Day
  • Pareto's Law
  • Immediate Tasks vs Planned Tasks 
  • Staying on Track
Topic 4
Plan to Succeed
  • Planning Documentation
  • Implementing Planning Documentation
  • Choosing Tasks Based on Importance
  • Breaking Large Tasks Down 
  • Targeted Tasking
Topic 5
Removing Avoidance
  • Procrastination Explained
  • Nine Steps to Stop Avoidance
  • Frogs for Dinner?
Topic 6
Managing Unexpected Events
  • Crisis Happen
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Time for Action Mode
  • How to Avoid the Next Crisis
Topic 7
Organized Work Stations
  • Remove Disorder
  • Manage Work Requirements
  • Manage Electronic Communication
  • Calendering for Success
Topic 8
Delegation Principles
  • Delegation Explained
  • Assigning Delegation
  • How to Delegate
  • Accepting Delegation
Topic 9
Rituals Are Required
  • What Should be Ritualized
  • Managing Basic Human Functions
  • Examples to Follow
  • Create More Time
Topic 10
How to Best Manage Meetings
  • Is a Meeting Required?
  • Implement the PAT Technique
  • Writing Agendas
  • Stop Discussion Deviation
  • Post-Meeting Follow-Up
Topic 11
Meeting Options
  • Virtual Conversations
  • Conference Calls
  • Electronic Communications
  • Using Cloud-Based Applications
Topic 12
Wrapping Up
  • Words from the Wise

Client Site Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

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Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

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Complete Results Dashboard

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

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Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

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Course Outline for Time Management Training - Half Day

Topic 1
Prioritise the Day
  • Pareto's Law
  • Immediate Tasks vs Planned Tasks 
  • Staying on Track
Topic 2
Plan to Succeed
  • Planning Documentation
  • Implementing Planning Documentation
  • Choosing Tasks Based on Importance
  • Breaking Large Tasks Down 
  • Targeted Tasking
Topic 3
Removing Avoidance
  • Procrastination Explained
  • Nine Steps to Stop Avoidance
  • Frogs for Dinner?
Topic 4
Organised Work Stations
  • Remove Disorder
  • Manage Work Requirements
  • Manage Electronic Communication
  • Calendering for Success


  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware available in the App
  • Live online interactive session with an expert trainer


When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

PDT Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

Client Site and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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Time Management Training Course -
Lesson 1
Goal Setting
  • Bullet Point The Three P's
  • Bullet Point S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Bullet Point Prioritizing Your Goals
  • Bullet Point Visualization
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Lesson 6
Organizing your Workspace
  • Bullet Point De-Clutter
  • Bullet Point Managing Workflow
  • Bullet Point Dealing With E-mail
  • Bullet Point Using Calendars
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Lesson 2
Prioritizing your Time
  • Bullet Point The 80/20 Rule
  • Bullet Point The Urgent Vs. Important Matrix
  • Bullet Point Assertiveness
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Lesson 7
Delegating Made Easy
  • Bullet Point When To Delegate
  • Bullet Point To Whom Should You Delegate?
  • Bullet Point How Should You Delegate?
  • Bullet Point The Importance of Full Acceptance
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Lesson 3
Planning Wisely
  • Bullet Point Creating Your Productivity Journal
  • Bullet Point Maximizing The Power of Your Productivity Journal
  • Bullet Point The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand & Water
  • Bullet Point Chunk, Block & Tackle
  • Bullet Point Ready, Fire, Aim!
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Lesson 8
Setting a Ritual
  • Bullet Point What Is a Ritual?
  • Bullet Point Ritualizing Sleep, Meals, Exercise
  • Bullet Point Examples of Rituals
  • Bullet Point Using Rituals To Maximize Time
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Lesson 4
Tackling Procrastination
  • Bullet Point Why We Procrastinate
  • Bullet Point Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination
  • Bullet Point Eat That Frog!
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Lesson 9
Meeting Management
  • Bullet Point Deciding If a Meeting Is Necessary
  • Bullet Point Using The PAT Approach
  • Bullet Point Building The Agenda
  • Bullet Point Keeping Things on Track
  • Bullet Point Making Sure The Meeting Was Worthwhile
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Lesson 5
Crisis Management
  • Bullet Point When The Storm Hits
  • Bullet Point Creating a Plan
  • Bullet Point Executing The Plan
  • Bullet Point Lessons Learned
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Lesson 10
Alternatives to Meetings
  • Bullet Point Instant Messaging & Chat Rooms
  • Bullet Point Teleconferencing
  • Bullet Point E-mail Lists & Online Groups
  • Bullet Point Collaborating Applications
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