Self, Time and Stress Management

SCHEDULE

November 22 to November 23 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Register
December 6 to December 7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register

COURSE AIMS

Personal time management skills are essential for professional success in any workplace. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies are able to control their workload rather than spend each day in a frenzy of activity reacting to crisis after crisis – stress declines and personal productivity soars! These highly effective individuals are able to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organisation.

Our practical workshop will enable delegates to better manage their own time, becoming pro-active, avoid procrastination and enable them to motivate themselves thereby reducing levels of unhealthy stress.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

Anyone who would like to learn the strategies of time and stress management to help personal motivation, delegation, planning and organisational skills.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THE COURSE?

  • Plan and prioritise each day’s activities in a more efficient, productive manner
  • Overcome procrastination quickly and easily
  • Handle crises effectively and quickly
  • Organise your workspace and workflow to make better use of time
  • Delegate more efficiently
  • Identify your own particular time wasters and adopt strategies for eliminating them from their work pattern
  • Handle e-mail and information overload
  • Meet tight deadlines with time to spare
  • Apply time management strategies when everything is top priority
  • Stay focused and get the right things done at the right time the right way
  • Balance your personal and professional life
  • Adopt appropriate strategies for dealing with interruptions
  • Identify what is stress?
  • Know the underlying causes of stress
  • Understand the symptoms and causes of stress
  • Understand the different types of behaviour
  • Manage yourself and your emotions more efficiently

Sample Course Content

Below is an example of the course content. The content can be ‘tailored’ to meet the exact requirements of the client.

Introduction
  • Common Misconceptions Regarding Managing Your Time
  • Assessing Your Skills and Effectiveness as a Time Manager?
  • Six Major Issues for Time Management
  • How to Manage Time Effectively?
  • Benefits of Managing Your Time More Effectively
Analysis of Most Common Time Theft and Loss
  • Barriers to Time Management
  • How to Overcome the Barriers
  • Investigate the Correlation Between Personality Types and Work Style
  • Managing the Time of Others
Time Wasters
  • Factors that Make Time Management Difficult
  • Common Time Wasters
  • Categories of Time Wasting; Environmental and Self-Generated
  • Self-Management and Discipline
  • The Procrastinator
  • The Poor Delegations
  • Eliminating Your Own Personal Time Wasters
  • Be Prepared for Meetings and Eliminate Wastage
Urgency vs Importance Index
  • What is the Difference between Urgent and Important?
  • Understand the Four Quadrants
  • Accept that Different People Have Different Priorities
  • How to Prevent Being Victimised by the Tyranny of the Urgent
  • The Addictive Experience
The Context of Setting Objectives
  • What is an Objective?
  • Setting “SMART” Goals
  • Minimising Interruptions, Paperwork and Meetings
  • Goal Setting and Action Planning
Principles of Prioritising
  • What is an Objective?
  • Setting “SMART” Goals
  • Minimising Interruptions, Paperwork and Meetings
  • Goal Setting and Action Planning
Time Management When Using the Telephone
  • Making Time for the Calls
  • Making ‘Follow-Up’ Calls
  • How to Handle ‘Talkative’ Callers
  • Making Effective and Productive Outgoing Calls
  • Identifying Tools to Help Us to Plan Calls
Interruptions
  • Maintaining Focus While Chaos is Going on Around You
  • Managing Interruptions
  • Making Technology Work for You?
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Types of Technology
  • Handling ‘Drop-In’ Colleagues
  • Saying “No” More Assertively and Effectively
The Paper Mountain
  • Sorting and Classifying Your Desk
  • Controlling the Flow of Paper
  • How to Reinforce and Implement a Clear Desk Policy
  • Handling Paperwork: RAFT Model
Dealing with Stress
  • What is Stress?
  • Spotting the Symptoms of Stress
  • Identify the Sources of Stress at Work
  • Understanding Stress; Why We Need Stress in Our Lives
  • How Stress has Changed
  • Planning to Deal with Your Own Stress
  • Your Thoughts and Responses to Stress
Lifestyle
  • Does Your Lifestyle Limit or Increase Stress?
  • Tips for Staying Healthy and Keeping a Clear Perspective
  • Getting the Help and Support When Required
Responses to Stress
  • Extra Energy
  • Damage Control
  • Fast Response
  • Personalities that are Prone to Stress
  • Behaviour in Stressful Situations

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations
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