Half day





Suitable for:       All What does this mean?

Bring focus to your workload

We are all working in new ways and dealing with unpredictable situations. This makes managing our everyday work even more challenging. As soon as we have started a task, things change. Everyone is too busy to plan – which results in ad-hoc demands and workload spiralling out of control.

This virtual interactive session gives you space to explore where things can go wrong, gives practical information and offers techniques and best practice to help you manage your every day work. This will help bring focus so you can plan, prioritise and adapt to make your day less overwhelming and more productive.

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    What the session will cover:

    • Six domains of resilience
    • Understanding and accepting uncertainty
    • Working out what is essential – defining priorities
    • Outlining the scope of your work
    • Producing a realistic plan
    • Linking tasks to resource – tips and tools
    • Contingency planning – and keeping a focus on core priorities when things change
    • Managing competing demands
    • Learning to say no – leaving space for innovation.

    Who should attend?

    Everyone who wants to improve the way they plan and prioritise work. Everyone who feels that the constant demands on their time are unmanageable.

  • Our trainer

    Ruth Walker-Cotton is a qualified project manager (APM PMQ), a member of the Association of Project Management and has an MSc in Strategic Project Management.

    Ruth has extensive experience of writing and implementing strategies and managing campaigns and projects within the Charity, NHS and Housing sectors. She is experienced in people management and loves designing and implementing systems and processes to ensure clarity and efficiency.

    Ruth’s main areas of focus are strategy development and project management – whether working with leaders to develop a feasible strategy and the most effective projects to implement it, setting up project governance and planning processes, training project leaders and teams or guiding them through a project – supporting businesses to improve their strategic and resource planning, working with them as they go through organisational change.

  • Testimonials
    • ”I found the course very engaging with the use of questions being asked to us as well as using breakout rooms. Ruth managed the room well and is an excellent trainer.”

    • ”Good interactive session with discussions about PM techniques and process / responsibility mapping which was very useful.”

      Thanet District Council

We can bring this course to you.
If you have five or more staff interested our in-house training offers great value for money.

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