Time Management Training Course

The PD Training Time Management Training course is one of the most popular training courses we deliver worldwide. You will learn effective time management strategies such as goal setting, task prioritisation, how to overcome procrastination, delegating to others, managing your email efficiently and much more.

We want you to get the most out of your time spent in class (this is a Time Management course after all) so once you've registered, you can tell the trainer which lessons are most important to you and we will cover those topics in more detail. There are some topics that apply to specific people more than others such as ‘effective delegation’ and ‘managing meetings’.

This dynamic Time Management Course will provide you with techniques and methods to become more productive and to manage your time more effectively. This practical training is now available throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Time Management Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

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  • Learning Outcomes - Time Management Training Course

    In this course you will learn how to:

    • Set S.M.A.R.T. goals
    • Prioritise effectively
    • Plan strategically
    • Gain lasting skills to tackle procrastination
    • Handle high pressure, crisis situations with ease
    • Learn to organise the workspace for efficiency and productivity
    • Master when & how to delegate for maximum productivity
    • Set daily rituals for better productivity
    • Gain insightful skills to better manage meetings and keep them on track
    • Discover alternatives to in-person meetings
    Duration: 1 day course


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    Time Management Training Course testimonials

    "The best course I have done for years. Followed a logical path and seemed to lead into the next concept really well. Relevant reminders of past learnings and improving prioritising methods. The tutor was brilliant the way she steered the course without undervaluing anyones contribution."

    Hancock Forest Management


    "Made me take a look at myself and how I do and don't do things. Focus and Discipline are key. Spent time with my 15 year old daughter talking about my training, she could see the value in it."

    Hancock Forest Management


    "Very good trainer. What I liked is rather than "lecturing" to us, she looked to provide us with tools, and a guide for us to select what would best suit us. She was a reflective audience sensitive trainer."

    Hancock Forest Management


    "I really appreciated how the trainer was open to helping me with my own specific needs and discussing solutions personalised for me. Thanks!"

    Arrow Uniforms


    "The trainer did a good job with what can be a rather dry topic, and managed the group well."

    Public Course Participant


    "Roydon is an excellent teacher, has good public speaking skills and great experience/research knowledge. I loved all the real-world examples that were given. I have already started on making a change! I have and will recommend the course to others."

    Callaghan Innovation


    "I found the course very relevant to me, I took away strategies that I can implement in my day to day job."

    CHH Fullcircle


    "I have been to TM courses previously so I can honestly say the approach wasn't what I expected. It was nice to be reminded of a number of tips and techniques which have become somewhat forgotten to restart. I enjoyed the approach where participants were identifying the issues they had to take better ownership of it so the style was very effective and led to much better buy in."

    "I enjoyed the scientific references used and the experiments referred to by the trainer.

    Crowe Horwath Tax Advisory


    "The course was delivered well by the proactive trainer. The content was relevant and interesting."

    CablePrice (NZ) Ltd


    "Fantastic course. I have really enjoyed it, and Mary was a very intuitive facilitator who seemed to understand all of the attendees very well. 1st time I've seen PowerPoint used to enhance the course rather than run the course!"

    Capital Training Ltd


    "The course was delivered well by the proactive trainer. The content was relevant and interesting.

    CablePrice (NZ) Ltd


    "Great learning for those who are not visual or audio learners. Normally I dont pick up and utilise the skills taught because I need to be hands on to learn. The mix of visual, audio and kinesthetic learning fitted me really well so thank you!"

    "The course overall was excellent and thank-you for the excellent delivery."

    Te Kaahui O Rauru


    "Fantastic, keen to do more courses and have recommended to many people since I left."

    ASG Education Programs


    "Ian is a fabulous trainer- a complete turn around from the experience that I had taking this course last year. After that experience (last year) I wouldn't have recommended it but after this week- definitely. I learned a lot and Ian's enthusiasm and knowledge that was applied to all participants was great! :) A++"

    Auldhouse Wellington


    "We were a very small group, only myself and one other, this gave the opportunity for useful discussion and the ability to taylor the learning specifically to our contexts. A really nice environment, quiet and uncluttered. A useful way to spend a day. I liked the 'action' list and the pressure Ngaire put on us to ensure we were going to action some of what we learnt."

    Netherton School


    "Course was well delivered and I was able to take away a number of points that will be beneficial in my day to day work."

    Auldhouse Auckland


    "I found Ian to be a very good trainer, personable, and built an excellent rapport with everyone."

    Maritime New Zealand


    "The most useful part of the course was the goal setting, planning, and the tackling procrastination sections. The least useful part of the course was the afternoon section covering meetings. I found David to clearly present the morning sections and made it personal for the 3 students. It will help me moving forward with my work."

    Holmes Consulting Group LP


    "Myself and others in our company will be using PD Training in the future."

    Three65 Spouting


    "From the course I now have a clearer perception and that is, ‘It is what it is but it doesn’t have to be’. I control my time and how I choose to use that time is mine alone therefore make it meaningful that will motivate me to move forward."



    "Ngarie was a vibrant and enthusiastic tutor who did spend time on each students particular needs which was great. She has given me some good advise and tips and I do believe I will find the lessons learnt very useful."

    Assa Abloy Entrance Systems


  • Course Outline - Time Management Training Course

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    Most of us have, at one time or another, felt daunted and overwhelmed by the number of tasks and commitments that have been assigned to us. The key to tackling this situation is effective time management.

    Understanding, identifying and defining your long-term goals is the very first step for an effective time management. With the broader goal in the background, you can now set your short-term goals that will effectively lead you to achieving the longer-term goals in life.

    At the heart of effective time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results, not on being busy. This is a one of the most important time management skills. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little because they are not concentrating on the right things.

    According to the Pareto Principle, or the ‘80:20 Rule’, typically 80% of unfocused effort generates only 20% of results. The remaining 80% of results are achieved with only 20% of our efforts.

    By applying the skills taught in the Time Management Workshops, you can optimise your efforts to ensure that you concentrate as much of your time and energy as possible on the high payoff tasks. This ensures that you achieve the greatest benefit possible with the limited amount of time available to you. Contrary to popular belief, effective time management is not based on doing more things in less time.

    This Time Management Training course is about doing the right things in the correct order and doing them better.

    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 1
    Getting Started
    • Workshop Objectives
    • Pre-Assignment Review
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 2
    Types of Goals
    • Three P's
    • S.M.A.R.T Goals
    • How to Prioritise
    • Staying Focused
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 3
    Prioritise the Day
    • Pareto's Law
    • Immediate Tasks vs Planned Tasks 
    • Staying on Track
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 4
    Plan to Succeed
    • Planning Documentation
    • Implementing Planning Documentation
    • Choosing Tasks Based on Importance
    • Breaking Large Tasks Down 
    • Targeted Tasking
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 5
    Removing Avoidance
    • Procrastination Explained
    • Nine Steps to Stop Avoidance
    • Frogs for Dinner?
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 6
    Managing Unexpected Events
    • Crisis Happen
    • Planning and Preparation
    • Time for Action Mode
    • How to Avoid the Next Crisis
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 7
    Organised Work Stations
    • Remove Disorder
    • Manage Work Requirements
    • Manage Electronic Communication
    • Calendering for Success
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 8
    Delegation Principles
    • Delegation Explained
    • Assigning Delegation
    • How to Delegate
    • Accepting Delegation
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 9
    Rituals Are Required
    • What Should be Ritualised
    • Managing Basic Human Functions
    • Examples to Follow
    • Create More Time
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 10
    How to Best Manage Meetings
    • Is a Meeting Required?
    • Implement the PAT Technique
    • Writing Agendas
    • Stop Discussion Deviation
    • Post-Meeting Follow-Up
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 11
    Meeting Options
    • Virtual Conversations
    • Conference Calls
    • Electronic Communications
    • Using Cloud-Based Applications
    Time Management Training Course - Lesson 12
    Wrapping Up
    • Words from the Wise

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    In-House training benefits:

    • tailored to your team at no extra cost
    • cost effective - great group pricing
    • you choose the day, duration, place and time
    • flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • greatest impact in the shortest time
    • great team building opportunity
    • more convenient, people don't need to go off-site
    • World's leading reinforcement system

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    These 60-90 minute sessions are highly motivating and thought provoking

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    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
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  • Time Management Training Course Reviews:

    Red 29 logo
    Sally was fantastic, team really enjoyed the day.
    Red 29
    Bendigo Access Employment logo
    The in house trainer made the content very entertaining and personalised.
    Bendigo Access Employment
    North East Community Support Group Inc. logo
    I found all contact with your office was dealt with in both a timely and professional manner and the training itself was excellent.
    North East Community Support Group Inc.
    Petronas logo
    I loved the instant chat feature on your website. Chris was a great help and gave us a prompt delivery of quotes and other information about the courses that pd training offer. Pd training was able to cater specifically to our needs and were flexible with the delivery style of our course. Overall, I am very impressed at the professionalism we encountered. We will definitely be considering pd training again for our future 'in house' training needs.
    Alpha Flight Services logo
    Best part of the day is that there was a lot of interactive presentations which made things "sink" in so much easier. Excellent course. Regards Andrea
    Alpha Flight Services
    Department of Defence logo
    Key highlights: Establishing a daily routine, the four d's for dealing with in-trays, and office-space management. I also really appreciate pd training's flexibility in coming to our workplace to provide the in-house training at relatively short notice.
    Department of Defence
    Financial Ombudsman Service logo
    The process was smooth and easy.... so simple to get organised, and the feedback on the trainer was amazing... Thanks Scott!!!
    Financial Ombudsman Service
    Tiger Airways logo
    Scott was a brilliant trainer who was able to change his delivery as required to satisfy our requirements.
    Tiger Airways
    Melbourne Library Service logo
    My staff loved Philip! They said he was very knowledgeable and the course was easy to understand.
    Melbourne Library Service
    Housing Choices Australia logo
    Facilitator was very engaging and everyone participating. Always with a smile.
    Housing Choices Australia
    University of Melbourne logo
    Siobhan was a fantastic/engaging speaker. I was a bit skeptical when I found out that the training was for a whole day.... I thought " what is she going to tell me for one full day.... it will be a waste of my day..." But 4.30 came and I was still hanging for more information.
    University of Melbourne
    Electrical Safety Office Electrical Licensing logo
    The presentation and facilitator were brilliant - best training experience I've had in a while. I've already implemented some of the ideas (which is a surprise to me!). Thank you.
    Electrical Safety Office - Electrical Licensing
    Metcash logo
    Best Metcash course I've EVER done in my 10 years with the company - should have made time to do it many years ago. The trainer was fantastic - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional & light-hearted - the time flew (which it rarely does in training sessions). The course was well-paced, topical & very applicable to the workplace & private time alike. I will make time to actually read the manual cover to cover. Thank you!
    FISHER & PAYKEL logo
    I enjoyed the course, and I feel confident that I will be able to use what I learnt to improve things both at work and in my private life.
    Maxim Accounting logo
    Jack was a positive & friendly presenter. We plan to use Jack again.
    Maxim Accounting
    Crest Personnel logo
    Very well delivered, fun and informative. Tammy was very well spoken and catered the course to our industry very well. She was very engaging and remembered all our names and took interest in all our ideas and comments.
    Crest Personnel
    Life Without Barriers logo
    Very well presented course. The trainer was very knowledgeable and conveyed his message well.
    Life Without Barriers
    Institute of Family Practice logo
    The training is very useful for me as it helps me to identify the loop whole and to prioritise the tasks more effectively; I am definitely recommend to my other colleagues.
    Institute of Family Practice
    Royal Australian Mint logo
    Overall the session that I had with Sally, was most helpful. She was in sync with what I was wanting to get out of the meeting, and am absolutely sure that I will be in a much happier situation work wise.
    Royal Australian Mint
    SA Police logo
    Adrienne presented the most relevant topics to me as she spoke to me prior to the training. She provided me with a number of strategies to implement. I particularly liked the Productivity Journal, and set up of Working/Reference/Archive files.
    SA Police
    LivingWell Media Pty Ltd logo
    A big thank you to Kirsty for the training! I really enjoyed it and have learned some new skills I'm starting to put into practice, already making me feel less stressed and more able to effectively control my time. My desk is even starting to look neater already! Kirsty was also fantastic at handling the group and bringing the focus back to the work at hand in a very polite way when it came to people talking/getting off track - it was actually a non-intentionally provided skill simply because she was practicing it! She was also very professional and friendly with each of the different personalities in the class, giving every one the same attention and chance to be a part of the activities. A great day, a great set of skills and great people. Thank you. Jess.
    LivingWell Media Pty Ltd
    Sucrogen Australia Pty Ltd logo
    Kristy is a Gold trainer! Excellent way to communicate, very effective! Training was well structured and important points were conveyed over and over and it sunk well.
    Sucrogen Australia Pty Ltd
    The Medical Protection Society Limited logo
    I felt this was a fantastic training course and meet my expectations with regards to what I wanted to take away from it. This is definitely something that I would recommend to my colleagues and peers. Thank you very much.
    The Medical Protection Society Limited
    Queensland Parliamentary Service logo
    This course really helped me learn to prioritise my work load and to evaluate what is important, I will be recommending this course to our HRM manager for any future staff development.
    Queensland Parliamentary Service
    Aurecon logo
    Julie is an awesome trainer. Knows her stuff and knows how to adapt.
    It was great, and I learnt many new skills which I will hopefully implement into my daily work and social life.
    Craig Collins
    Australian Catholic University logo
    The course was great.
    Australian Catholic University
    Cambridge International College logo
    The training was conducted in a very professional manner. The trainer makes it a point to interact and get the participants involved. It wasn't a one way lecture but interactive. Overall, the trainer is excellent. The venue is conducive to learning and the materials are sufficient for the topics covered.
    Cambridge International College
    AusRegistry logo
    Learned so much which motivates me to keep more organized and to have well managed time. The speaker shared a very encouraging style which I can apply to my work and personal life. Nice venue and the food was great!
    RCL Cruises Ltd logo
    I was a skeptic going into this course but was pleasantly surprised. Susie our trainer was very engaging and enthusiastic. I believe that having a smaller group worked well for the course as the material became more tailored to my needs/requirements.
    RCL Cruises Ltd
    Most useful - challenging us to question why we need time management. Real empathy shown to people's issues and problems at their workplace.
    Veolia Environmental Services logo
    Great to work through learnings and issues with ideas as a group with trainer and others in the course.
    Veolia Environmental Services
    St Jude Medical logo
    The trainer engaged the group well enough to create enthusiasm and interaction that allowed sharing/learning of practices and experiences among ourselves.
    St Jude Medical
    Stockland Lourdes Retirement Village logo
    We had a good mix of people very interactive in all aspects of the day. No one was in a hurry to finish up at the end of the day.
    Stockland Lourdes Retirement Village
    APC Logistics logo
    Thought is was great and will definitely recommend to others within my company.
    APC Logistics
    Rio Tinto logo
    Lots of practical ideas that I can put in place in my position.
    Rio Tinto
    HB Fuller Australia logo
    A really enjoyable day and Karen is a great trainer. I'm already implementing what I learned and I look forward to reaping the benefits.
    HB Fuller Australia
    City of Greater Bendigo logo
    The Time Management course with Karen was fantastic. Karen was motivating and gave effective and common sense tools and tips. I would definitely attend another course with pd training.
    City of Greater Bendigo
    Penrite Oil Company Pty Ltd logo
    SMART Goals make prioritising tasks easier. Never realised that being assertive is important for efficiency. Some good ideas on tackling procrastination.
    Penrite Oil Company Pty Ltd
    UQ Sport Ltd logo
    Derrick was an excellent trainer - as for the manual I have not had the opportunity to review it quite yet.
    UQ Sport Ltd
    Nacap Australia logo
    My trainer was fantastic, she kept things interesting as she had a good sense of humour. I would be more than happy to take a different course with her as my trainer again. the course covered a lot and was very relevant to a lot in my work and also home life. I would recommend this course to other people. thanks!
    Nacap Australia
    CRCC logo
    Various tools and processes in the day certainly helped me clarify "big issue" decisions and goals for myself. Such clarity has the potential to make a huge positive difference to the next twenty years of my life, so that's no small outcome.
    Applied Medical logo
    Fantastic course, teacher was very interactive and knowledgeable, did not lose interest. Great techniques.
    Applied Medical
    Orchard Marketing logo
    Enjoyed more I think because it was a small group.
    Orchard Marketing
    Engineering Education Australia Pty Ltd logo
    Michael was a great facilitator in adapting the course to what we wanted/needed out of it. He was genuinely interested in why we were there, and structured the course to give us the maximum benefit.Thank you.
    Engineering Education Australia Pty Ltd
    Hillscorp Pty Ltd logo
    It was very good. In fact one of the best comments made by the trainer related to my personality type (being quite visual)and the importance for me in keeping my work environment clear of clutter and distractions. I have put this into practise not only at work but in my car and at home and have noticed improvements in the management of my work.
    Hillscorp Pty Ltd
    Brisbane North Institute of TAFE logo
    Excellent course. I have come away feeling extremely motivated, as well as more knowledgeable. Great trainer. Gail's energy was infectious. She was very personable and experienced on the subject matter as well as being amenable to dealing with our individual concerns. Overall an extremely invaluable and enjoyable day.
    Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
    CSL Biotherapies logo
    Our trainer incorporated our workplace within the training to show us how effective these changes would be.
    CSL Biotherapies
    Supercorp Pty Ltd logo
    Derrick was a great trainer and I learned a lot from the training course. It really helped me confirm areas of improvement to become an effective trainer. The course also gave me confidence to back myself more as areas of what I do well to keep doing them. Thank you for a great course.
    Supercorp Pty Ltd
    Catercare Services logo
    All the team at PD Training were very friendly and helpful.
    Catercare Services
    Honda MPE logo
    Undertaking this training session has been giving me the opportunity to advance my skills in preparation and planning areas, how to run the training session or to train more effectively. The information, the resources, the life experiences that the trainer has provided has exceeded my expectations. The topics, the discussions, activities and abet of games and the feedback are very helpful throughout. Because its a small group, which is preferable, I got more chances to ask questions to help me understand fully and supportive. Other two participants are also supportive, which I am comfortable to work with, I also leant a lot from their life experiences. At the end of the session, I am able to step out of my comfort zone, growth in my confidentiality and how to structure/plan a training session, its an absolute relevant and beneficial knowledge that I will use/assist for my workplace in future.
    Honda MPE
    Brad Teal Real Estate logo
    Steve was fabulous, he had credibility and was motivated. He listened as well as spoke and allowed us to explore training in a approach that made sense, and allowed us to want to know more. Top trainer!
    Brad Teal Real Estate
    CSR logo
    Thoroughly enjoyed the course and found it easy to apply when back in the workplace.
    Armstrong Legal logo
    I found this course great in that I had it gave me a guideline and factors to consider when training people that I was not aware of. It also provided me with things that I should take into consideration when training others. This course has greatly benefited my future training methods. Anne was great.
    Armstrong Legal
    Siemens logo
    Very informative. Highly beneficial.
    Salvation Army logo
    The presenter was excellent. Her attention to each participants' aims of the workshop were attended to very well. She directed the training to specific modules which were helpful to particular participants and skimmed over modules that were not as applicable to us. I appreciated her style of teaching and presenting and would recommend her as a trainer to other people.
    Salvation Army
    Comvita logo
    I really enjoyed the course and how we all were able to put in place everyone's needs for time management. It was a great day.
    Endeavour Foundation logo
    Troy was great and we had a really good group. I can't wait to put things into practice.
    Endeavour Foundation
    Baretta logo
    I found David to be engaging and understanding. The work book offered a broad approach to the session. while David was able to outline and understand what I needed from the session and deliver it with a fresh perspective. He was very informative and was able to personalise the lesson.
    Upper Hutt City Council logo
    Really enjoyed the course, can't wait to do another one with you.
    Upper Hutt City Council
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org' ment vt. sounds like augment

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2. to increase impact

Beyond the classroom, the orgmenta app from PD Training augments our instructor led courses by engaging learners before, during and after training.

The Learning impact is increased by providing a personalised and contextualised learning experience, followed by ongoing collaboration and reinforcement on demand.

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