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Time management for administrators: managing time and workload

Course summary

Our Time management training course for administrators look at what time management means and explores the key tools for managing our time. Participants are encouraged to keep a diary for a short period before the course and we will use this to analyse strengths and weaknesses. There are a range of practical tips, tools and techniques to help you prioritise and use your time effectively as well as managing your paperwork and workstation. There is time for sharing experiences with others through open, group discussions, and you will consider practical, real-life examples with suggested solutions. This course is not designed to sell you an expensive 'time management system' - just lots of practical ideas and skills which really do make a difference.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 11 April, 2017
  • 31 May, 2017

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    Time Management Training Courses in London (for administrators)

    The Time management training course for administrators takes a practical approach to all aspects of managing time and workload. Over the day you will cover:

    • understanding and using the four time management tools
    • how to prioritise your work effectively
    • practising prioritising tasks and gaining confidence about doing this
    • planning your time and planning your day
    • how to construct and use a simple Gantt chart
    • how to deal with interruptions and be able to control calls - incoming and outgoing
    • managing email overload
    • how to run and participate in an effective meeting
    • managing your manager
    • how to control both your flow of paperwork and your workstation
    • making a realistic programme for putting what you have learned into practice
    • a year of free support

    Participants are asked to keep a diary for a couple of days before the course, and to bring it along with them for assessment.

    This course is CPD accredited and worth 5 CPD points.

    This Time management training course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.

  • Who is this course for?

    This Time management for administrators training is designed for everyone who needs help with their time management but feels they haven’t got time to find it. In one practical, skills-based course you will learn how to take control of your time and use it as effectively as you would like. This course is suitable for administrators and all other office staff who struggle with a heavy workload. The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    This Time management training will help you understand your own strengths and weaknesses around time management and find the right solutions for you. It will enable you to prioritise tasks effectively, organise your workstation and meet your deadlines.

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre offers a wide programme of other administration courses, including Administration skillsThe Executive PA and Assertiveness skills. You might also want to take a look at Customer care and telephone skills and Project management.

  • Course fee
    • £245 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £355 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £395 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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