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Time Management Training

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Time Management Training offers practical, ready-to-use content of half-, full-, and multi-day workshops. Addressing the various activities that fall under the time management umbrella--setting priorities and goals, analyzing where time is spent, demands on time, and scheduling--Time Management Training reveals how to help others develop strategies for increased productivity and effectiveness. Featured workshops address scheduling, delegating, procrastinating, managing distractions, managing email and paperwork. Exercises, handouts, assessments, and tools will help readers become more effective facilitators and ensure targeted training to get results. Addresing saboteurs to successful time management--procrastination, distractions, and over-commitment--readers will also sharpen their own time management skills. Self-contained content modules can be used as stand-alone training or be incorporated into a broader agenda. Time Management Training includes downloadable materials from ASTD's Website with ready-to-use presentations and electronic copies of all supporting material.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1 - Introduction: How to Use This Book Effectively
    1. What Is Time Management?
    2. Why This Is Important
    3. How the Book Was Developed
    4. The Context of the Training
    5. The Content of the Training
    6. The Probable Realities of Participants
    7. How to Use This Book
    8. The Book's Organization
    9. Icons
    10. What to Do Next
  7. Chapter 2 - Assessing the Needs of Learners
    1. Assessment Steps
    2. Methods
    3. Assessment Tips
    4. Two Key Resources
    5. Using Focus Groups in Training Needs Assessment
    6. What to Do Next
  8. Chapter 3 - Designing Interactive Training
    1. Principles of Design in Adult Learning
    2. A Note on Training Language
    3. Using the Sample Designs in This Book
    4. Tips on Designing Effective Training
    5. What to Do Next
  9. Chapter 4 - Facilitating Time Management Training
    1. The Role of the Facilitator
    2. What Is a Facilitator?
    3. Engaging Adult Learners
    4. Creating the Learning Environment
    5. What to Do Next
  10. Chapter 5 - Evaluating and Improving Time Management Training
    1. Why Bother?
    2. The Classic Levels of Training Evaluation
    3. Instruments for Evaluation in This Workbook
    4. Improving Time Management Training
    5. What to Do Next
  11. Chapter 6 - Individual/Small-Group Session
    1. Individual Session
    2. Small-Group Session
    3. What to Do Next
  12. Chapter 7 - Half-Day Session
    1. Objectives and Use
    2. Choosing the Content
    3. Sample Agenda One
    4. Sample Agenda Two
    5. Sample Agenda Three
    6. Sample Agenda Four
    7. Sample Agenda Five
    8. Step-by-Step Planning
    9. What to Do Next
  13. Chapter 8 - Full-Day Session
    1. Objectives and Use
    2. Choosing the Content
    3. Sample Agenda One
    4. Sample Agenda Two
    5. Sample Agenda Three
    6. Step-by-Step Planning
    7. What to Do Next
  14. Chapter 9 - Multi-Day Session
    1. Objectives and Use
    2. Choosing the Content
    3. Sample Agenda, Day One
    4. Sample Agenda, Day Two (Full-Day Option)
    5. Sample Agenda, Day Two (Half-Day Option)
    6. Step-by-Step Planning
    7. What to Do Next
  15. Chapter 10 - Content Modules
    1. Using the Content Modules
    2. The Modules
    3. Content Module 10–1: Participant Introductions
    4. Content Module 10–2: Time Management Defined
    5. Content Module 10–3: Time Management Self-Assessment
    6. Content Module 10–4: The Time Management Process
    7. Content Module 10–5: Goal-Setting
    8. Content Module 10–6: Scheduling Time and Tasks
    9. Content Module 10–7: Effective Delegation
    10. Content Module 10–8: Procrastination
    11. Content Module 10–9: Interruptions and Distractions
    12. Content Module 10–10: Managing Email
    13. Content Module 10–11: Working With Paperwork
  16. Chapter 11 - Assessments and Training Instruments
    1. Assessments and Training Instruments
    2. Assessment 11–1: Learning Needs Assessment Sheet
    3. Assessment 11–2: Time Management Self-Assessment
    4. Assessment 11–3: Needs Assessment Discussion Form
    5. Assessment 11–4: Facilitator Competencies
    6. Assessment 11–5: Time Management Skills Follow-Up Assessment
    7. Assessment 11–6: Training Evaluation
    8. Assessment 11–7: Interruptions Self-Assessment
    9. Training Instrument 11–1: Goal-Setting Worksheet
    10. Training Instrument 11–2: Scheduling Sheet
    11. Training Instrument 11–3: Organization Action Plan
    12. Training Instrument 11–4: Facilitation Preparation Checklist
  17. Chapter 12 - Structured Experiences
    1. The Structured Experiences
    2. The Handouts
    3. Structured Experience 12–1: Time Management Buddies
    4. Structured Experience 12–2: A Waste of Time
    5. Structured Experience 12–3: Roles and Responsibilities
    6. Structured Experience 12–4: Where Does the Time Go?
    7. Structured Experience 12–5: Goal-Setting Practice
    8. Structured Experience 12–6: Getting Around to It
    9. Structured Experience 12–7: Delightful Delegating
    10. Structured Experience 12–8: Excuses, Excuses
    11. Structured Experience 12–9: Interruption Role Play
    12. Structured Experience 12–10: Super Subject Lines
    13. Structured Experience 12–11: Problem Paper
    14. Structured Experience 12–12: Organization Action Plan
    15. Handout 12–1: Procrastinating Phrases
    16. Handout 12–2: Interruption Role-Play Scenarios
    17. Handout 12–3: Subject Line Practice
    18. Handout 12–4: Paperwork Samples
  18. Appendix - Using the Website
    1. Contents of the Website
    2. Computer Requirements
    3. Printing From the Website
    4. Adapting the PowerPoint Slides
    5. Showing the PowerPoint Presentations
  19. For Further Reading
  20. About the Author
  21. Index