Planning and Organising Skills

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يرجى النقر لعرض مخطط الدورة العربية


February 27 to February 28 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Register


When you plan and organise yourself effectively, you can significantly reduce the time and effort required to achieve your goals. Increased productivity at work through better planning and organisation of work will lead to a happier, more rewarding and prosperous work life.

The Effective Planning and Organising workshop addresses a proven approach to individual productivity that covers the fundamentals of planning, organising, with particular attention to personal time management and productivity drivers.


Designed for team leaders, supervisors, managers and section heads who are interested in improving their personal productivity or that of the people they manage or work with, whether on a project or within a department. The course also serves as a solid foundation for those who are keen on assuming a supervisory or managerial role as the next step in their career.


  • Be able to define what is planning
  • Understand planning components
  • The main stages of planning
  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Improve your Time Management
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Identify the principles of prioritising
  • Giving and writing clear instructions
  • Allocate resources to achieve objectives
  • Use SMART objectives and targets to deliver goals
  • Know how to plan, schedule and prioritise your activities
  • Improve your communication to the team
  • Understand and demonstrate effective communication skills, including conflict resolution
  • Identify your own development needs and action plan to improve them


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

Defining Planning and Organising
  • Definition of Planning
  • Definition of Organising
  • Symptoms of Bad Planning and Organising
  • Benefits of Good Planning and Organising
Analysis of Current Time Management Issues
  • Definition of an Effective Time Management
  • Benefits of Good Time Management
  • How Well Do I Manage My Time?
  • Barriers to Effective Time Management
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • Setting Limits
  • Managing Interruptions
  • Time Management Principles
  • Setting Clear Goals and Objectives
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Writing Objectives
  • Setting Business and Personal Goals
  • Planning and Organising your Workplace
  • Key Elements of Planning and Organising
  • Dealing with Paperwork and Admin
  • Completing a Schedule for the Year/Month/Week/Day
  • The Planning Process
  • Leadership and Coordination
  • Practising Using the Planning Process
  • Principles of Prioritising
  • Efficiency vs Effectiveness
  • The 80:20 Rule
  • Prime Time
  • Important and Urgent Matrix
  • Diving Tasks
  • The Concept Of Back Planning
  • Remove the Clutter
  • Just Do it
  • You Don’t Have to Keep Everything
  • Three Boxes: Keep, Donate, and Trash
  • A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place
  • Scheduling Your Time
  • Have a Master Calendar
  • Setting Deadlines
  • Remove or Limit the Time Wasters
  • Coping With Things Outside of Your Control
  • Case Study
  • To Do Lists
  • Using Day Planner
  • Paper and Paperless Storage
  • Finding a System that Works for You
  • Making it Consistent and Time Sensitive
  • Archiving
  • Organisation in Your Work Area
    • Keeping Items Within Arm’s Reach
    • Only Have Current Projects on Your Desk
    • Arranging Your Drawers
    • Organize to Match Your Workflow
    Tools to Fight Procrastination
    • Eat That Frog!
    • Remove Distractions
    • Give Yourself a Reward
    • Break Up Large Tasks
    Organizing Your Inbox
    • Setting Delivery Rules
    • Folder and Message Hierarchy
    • Deal With E-mail Right Away
    • Flag and Highlight Important Items
    Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation
    • Keeping Everything
    • Not Being Consistent
    • Not Following a Schedule
    • Bad Habits
    Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised
    • Stay Within Your Systems
    • Learn to Say No
    • Have Organisation Be Part of Your Life
    • Plan for Tomorrow, Today


    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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