Creating the Time of Your Life

Face-to-face duration: 3 days

Course Objectives

Today's professionals are required to continually innovate, reinvent themselves, to increase productivity and efficiency, to "do more with less". Great advances of technology might be making us more efficient but more often than not, has made us feel even more time poor and created greater stress in our lives. Effective balancing and management of the demands of work and life has become a 21st century imperative for the progressive professional.

This three (3) day course provides practical strategies for planning, creating and managing balance in order to sustain high levels of energy, passion and fulfilment in your career and your life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the difference between time and energy management and how to manage both effectively to increase productivity
  2. How to unearth what personally drives you
  3. Create clarity over your career direction and be an effective leader of your career and life
  4. Differentiate between what's critical and what's important and applying the 80-20 rule for greater effectiveness and efficiency

Audience

  • Individuals who seek to gain new skills of how to increase productivity and efficiency

Benefits

  • Learn and use practical tools to create balance without compromising effectiveness and fulfilment
  • Develop a greater sense of purpose by being clear about what’s most important to you
  • Manage stress effectively through habits that help you manage your energy and stress levels
  • Learn how to find and maintain high levels of motivation and infect your stakeholders with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Influence others positively about your leadership potential

Topics

The workshop will cover:

  • Time versus energy management
  • Defining what's truly important
  • Creating a balanced vision
  • Effective goal setting
  • Distinguishing and managing what's urgent versus what's important
  • Staying focused
  • Making 80-20 work
  • Sources of stress
  • Effective stress management strategies

Program Outline

Day One

Time versus energy management

  • Introductions, Time versus Energy Management
    • Introductions - workshop objectives
    • Managing time versus managing energy
    • Activities throughout the module
  • Strategic time management
    • Group discussion: Packing a suitcase
    • Creating a personal mission statement
    • Activities throughout the module
  • Managing energy and stress
    • The importance of balance and success
    • Managing stress by creating peak vitality
    • Activities throughout the module

Day Two

Defining your ultimate vision and purpose

  • Defining your ultimate vision and purpose
    • Managing the 7 critical areas of your life
    • Applying the power of vision and purpose in life planning
    • Activity: Defining your Ultimate Vision and Purpose for these 7 areas
  • Doing what you love and loving what you do
    • Being strategic with your career planning
    • Creating passion in what you do
    • Activity: Turning your job into a vocation
  • Creating a personal vision board
    • The power of a personal vision board
    • Using a personal vision board for effective focus
    • Activity: Creating your Vision Board

Day Three

Mastering time

  • Effective goal setting
    • SMARTA goal-setting
    • Strategies for realising your goals
    • Activity: Creating your personal action plan
  • Distinguishing and managing the 4 quadrants of time
    • Importance versus urgency
    • Managing the 4 quadrants
    • Activity: Keeping a time log
    • Activity: Focusing on first things first
  • Staying focused and Sharpening the Saw
    • Applying the power of focus
    • Sharpening the Saw
    • Activity: Review and Personal commitments

Delivery Format

The learning has been structured as three days of interactive workshops led by our experienced trainers. The workshops will contain a series of power point slides, accompanying information, written activities and reflective tasks and videos.

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Testimonials

"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco