Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development

Face to face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

This two (2) day course aims to describe the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Establish personal work goals.
  2. Set and meet own work priorities.
  3. Develop and maintain professional competence.


  • Assess personal knowledge and skills against competencies.
  • Identify, evaluate, select and employ development opportunities suitable to personal learning to develop competence.
  • Participate in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships.
  • Develop ability to organise and prioritise tasks, which show how work is managed.
  • Enhance own personal development plan, with career objectives and an action plan.


  1. Discover the core aspects of self-management.
  2. Personal development plan.
  3. Personal goal setting.
  4. Time management.
  5. 80:20 principle.
  6. Covey time management matrix.
  7. Obstacles to planning.
  8. Types of learning styles and how they relate to the individual.
  9. Types of work methods and practices that can improve personal performance.


  • All managers who need to manage own performance in order to effectively manage the work of others.


  • Action plans.
  • Self-assessment.
  • Individual written activities.
  • Practical and experiential.
  • Facilitator-led discussions.

Delivery Strategy

This two (2) day course has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.

Participants will also receive a state-of-the-art student manual with all reference material, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

Program Outline

Day One

Personality types and time management

  • Self-discovery.
  • Core aspects of self-management.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Personal life management skills

  • Priority and goal setting.
  • Understanding stress and how to manage it.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Day Two

Managing time effectively

  • Stephen Covey time management matrix.
  • How to move into long-term planning.
  • Staying disciplined.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Delegate effectively

  • Empowerment and delegation.
  • The delegation process.
  • Assigning work.
  • Activities throughout the module.


"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