Planning and Meeting Administrative Priorities

Face to face duration: 1 day

Course Objectives

This intensive one (1) day course focuses specifically on the critical time management issues of deadlines, priorities and using personal planning systems to best effect.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify organisational goals, structure and culture fit.
  2. Understand methods to enhance team development.
  3. Model ethical behaviours.
  4. Set personal goals that are congruent with organisation goals.
  5. Understand the planning process and the importance of prioritising.
  6. Understand the characteristics of an effective filing system.
  7. Develop effective communication techniques.
  8. Understand the principles of efficient presentations.


  • Understand the fundamentals of time management
  • Apply the 80/20 rule
  • Understand the fundamentals of prioritising
  • Important vs. urgent
  • Identify responsibilities and objectives and plan accordingly
  • Plan strategically to meet deadlines
  • Eliminating time wasters
  • Identify skills to tackle procrastination
  • Understand the concept of pacing and its role in time allocation
  • Identify effective and efficient work systems
  • Understand the importance of working as a team
  • Understand team buildingIdentify skills to work effectively as an individual


  • The fundamentals of time management
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Prioritising
  • Time Management Matrix
  • Strategic planning
  • Time wasters and procrastination
  • Pacing
  • Efficient work systems
  • Working effectively as a team
  • Working effectively as an individual


  • Administrators or anyone who wishes to manage their time more effectively.


  • Pair and group activities (physical and mental)
  • Self reflection activities
  • Videos
  • Experiential learning
  • Role plays

Program Outline

Day One

  • Definition of time management
  • The importance of time management in meeting objectives
  • The fundamentals of prioritising
  • Strategic planning
  • Time wasters and procrastination
  • Pacing
  • Work systems
  • Team work and team building
  • Working as an individual


"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