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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.

  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Bookings are closed for this event.

    If you experience any issues when submitting your booking, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the session along with the delegate name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) and we’ll process the booking for you.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.


12 February 2024
9:30am - 12:30pm
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07 May 2024
9:30am - 12:30pm
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