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Time Management Training

Book Description

Empower workshop participants to reclaim their time. Kitchen fire or time waster? The inability to differentiate robs us of precious time and well-being. Master trainer Lisa Downs has developed a collection of complete workshops and tools you’ll need to conduct effective two-day, one-day, and half-day time management workshop programs that teach how to reclaim time and productivity. Empower workshop participants to strategically manage procrastination, negotiate priorities, and exercise control over how they spend their time by helping them develop their time management and productivity skills. Complete with effective training methodologies, this book helps you accelerate learning and leverage technology for maximum efficiency. Workshop programs found in this volume make planning easy and can be tailored for the unique needs of your organization. Supplemental resources are available online and include downloadable and customizable presentation slides, handouts, assessments, and tools.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. The ATD Workshop Series
  5. Contents
  6. FOREWORD BY TONY BINGHAM
  7. PREFACE
  8. INTRODUCTION: HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
    1. Why Is Developing Time Management Skills Important?
    2. Which Program Is Best?
      1. Half-Day Workshop
      2. One-Day Workshop
      3. Two-Day Workshop
    3. What Do I Need to Know About Training?
    4. How Much Time Will Preparation Take?
    5. What Are the Important Features of the Book?
    6. How Are the Agendas Laid Out?
    7. How Do I Use This Book?
    8. Key Points
    9. What to Do Next
    10. Additional Resources
  9. SECTION I: THE WORKSHOPS
    1. 1 HALF-DAY TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP
      1. Half-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. Half-Day Workshop Overview
      3. Half-Day Workshop Agenda
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
    2. 2 ONE-DAY TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP
      1. One-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. One-Day Workshop Overview
      3. One-Day Workshop Agenda
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
    3. 3 TWO-DAY TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP
      1. Two-Day Workshop Objectives
      2. Two-Day Workshop Overview
        1. Day-One Overview
        2. Day-Two Overview
      3. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day One
      4. What to Do Between Workshop Days
      5. Two-Day Workshop Agenda: Day Two
      6. Key Points
      7. What to Do Next
    4. 4 CUSTOMIZING THE TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
      1. Customizing the Content and Activities
        1. Gauge the Climate
        2. Make It Real
      2. Customizing the Workshop Format
        1. One-Hour Workshops
        2. Two-Hour Workshops
        3. Theme-Based Workshops
      3. Customizing Delivery With Technology
      4. The Bare Minimum
      5. What to Do Next
  10. SECTION II: ESSENTIALS OF EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING
    1. 5 IDENTIFYING NEEDS FOR TIME MANAGEMENT TRAINING
      1. Why Needs Analysis?
        1. Strategic Needs Analysis
        2. Structured Interviews
        3. Focus Groups
        4. Surveys
      2. Individual Learning Needs Analysis
      3. The Bare Minimum
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
      6. Additional Resources
    2. 6 UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF TRAINING DESIGN
      1. Basic Adult Learning Theory
      2. More Theoretical Ideas Important to Learning
        1. Multiple Intelligences
        2. Whole Brain Learning
      3. Theory Into Practice
        1. Establishing a Framework
        2. Identifying Behaviors
        3. Practicing
        4. Providing Feedback
        5. Making It Relevant
      4. The Bare Minimum
      5. Key Points
      6. What to Do Next
      7. Additional Resources
    3. 7 LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO MAXIMIZE AND SUPPORT DESIGN AND DELIVERY
      1. Why Consider Learning Technologies?
      2. Opportunities to Use Learning Technologies
        1. When Designing Training
        2. Before Training
        3. During Training
        4. After Training
        5. While Building a Learning Community
      3. The Bare Minimum
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
      6. Additional Resources
    4. 8 DELIVERING YOUR TIME MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP: BE A GREAT FACILITATOR
      1. The Learning Environment
      2. Program Preparation Checklist
      3. Participant Materials
        1. Handouts
        2. Presentation Slides
        3. Workbooks and Journals
        4. Videos
        5. Toys, Noisemakers, and Other Props
      4. Facilitator Equipment and Materials
      5. A Strong Start: Introduction, Icebreakers, and Openers
      6. Feedback
        1. Role Plays
        2. Participant Presentations
        3. Ball Toss
        4. Journaling
      7. Responding to Questions
      8. Training Room and Participant Management
      9. A Word About Dealing With Difficult Participants
      10. An Unforgettable End
      11. The Bare Minimum
      12. Key Points
      13. What to Do Next
      14. Additional Resources
    5. 9 EVALUATING WORKSHOP RESULTS
      1. Levels of Measurement
        1. Level 1: Measuring Participant Reactions
        2. Level 2: Measuring the Extent to Which Participants Have Learned
        3. Level 3: Measuring the Results of Training Back on the Job
        4. Level 4: Measuring the Organizational Impact of Training
        5. Return on Investment
      2. Reporting Results
      3. The Bare Minimum
      4. Key Points
      5. What to Do Next
      6. Additional Resources
  11. SECTION III: POST-WORKSHOP LEARNING
    1. 10 THE FOLLOW-UP COACH
      1. Create a Communication Strategy
      2. Partner With Managers
        1. Before the Workshop
        2. After the Workshop
      3. Link Time Management to Organizational Metrics
      4. Support Action Plans
      5. Offer Additional Learning Opportunities
      6. The Bare Minimum
      7. What to Do Next
      8. References
  12. SECTION IV: WORKSHOP SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND ONLINE SUPPORT
    1. 11 LEARNING ACTIVITIES
      1. Learning Activities Included in Time Management Training
    2. 12 ASSESSMENTS
      1. Assessments Included in Time Management Training
    3. 13 HANDOUTS
      1. Handouts Included in Time Management Training
    4. 14 ONLINE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS AND DOWNLOADS
      1. Access to Free Supporting Materials
      2. Customizable Materials
      3. Working With the Files
        1. PDF Documents
        2. PowerPoint Slides
  13. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  14. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  15. ABOUT ATD
  16. Back Cover