Rich or poor we all have the same when it comes to time: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So how come there never seems to be quite enough of it? Because we fail to make the most of what we’ve got. This practical and effective training course is designed to show delegates how to spend more time on important, value-adding tasks and less on time-consuming, unimportant ones.

The workshop is aimed at delegates at all levels and all functions who have some discretionary use of their time. It's suitable for the commercial and non-profit sectors and for small, medium and large organisations. Benefits will be seen immediately through increased productivity, fewer delays and the timely achievement of goals.

⏰ Read our trainer’s latest blog posts on time management.


Through group and individual exercises, case study, mind-mapping, debate and the use of templates and other useful learning materials, the following objectives should be achieved by the end of the course:

  • Clarifying and achieving realistic expectations, through effective planning, monitoring, diary and personal time management.
  • Developing strategies to effectively prioritise daily tasks, using, for example the Urgent/Important Matrix.
  • Coping with the ‘expected unexpected’ and spending more time on the important value-adding tasks.
  • Developing time-saving techniques and limiting time-wasting activities - starting with taking control of your emails!
  • Managing interruptions appropriately and politely and protecting quality time.
  • Learning how to say "NO" acceptably and assertively and not to continually say ‘sorry’ for doing so.
  • Developing a personal time management toolkit that combines the benefits of both technology and paper.
  • Understanding how your personality predisposes you to manage your time well, or, explains why it's a challenge! 
  • Identifying ways in which to make behavioural changes.
  • Appreciating the importance of goal-setting and how to use SMART objectives to manage your time more effectively.
  • Adopting time-management principles, tools and techniques:- action planning, diary management.
  • Overcoming procrastination.
  • Implementing strategies for managing pressure and coping with stress.


Our time management workshops are facilitated by Sandy Keating. An energetic and inspirational trainer she practices what she preaches and makes every second of her working day count. Mind you, you should see her at weekends! Read more about Sandy here.


To find out what other people think about this workshop click here to read their comments.


This workshop is available for in-house delivery which is cost effective if you've got more than a few people who need training with the added advantage that course content can be tailored to your specific organisational needs. Contact the trainer to discuss your requirements.


Dealing with difficult people

Lone worker training

Media training

Join our waiting list

We're sorry, the course youíve chosen isnít running as an open workshop at the moment but you can either register your interest and weíll let you know when itís back on, or ask to have it delivered in-house (see below).

Ask about in-house options

If you have more than a few staff to train, want to tailor the content to your exact organisational needs, prefer the privacy of one-to-one training, or simply want the flexibility of choosing a date and, for our face-to-face workshops, venue that suits you, then this is a great and, in most cases, cost-effective alternative to our public sessions.

Price From £999 per day (or per hour)*

* Please note the rate depends on workshop type and duration. You may pay even less than the price shown for shorter sessions.

Book an in-house workshop

If you're ready to order an in-house workshop and you want to use our secure, online booking system then click on the order in-house button below. You'll get a chance to let us know your preferred date at the next step.

Price From £999 per day (or per hour)*

What our clients say:

"An excellent course that was very well presented by a trainer who was clearly experienced in his field and put his message across in a relaxed and good humoured manner. Thank you."

01584 890970

ACM Training

ACM Training is a trading name of Crosshands Limited. Our registered office is at the above address and our registration number is 03136393.

Five minute masterclasses
Special offers
Consultancy services

Follow us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Read the ACM blog  Read the Difficult People blog  LinkedIn

© ACM Training