Workshop Overview

It is always possible to become more efficient in how we organise ourselves and our work.

Time management skills training can help you to become more efficient, develop a sense of managing tasks rather than them managing you and to lower stress levels.

The ITD approach to time management skills is to look for the underlying causes of time issues. We also explore behaviours that can create pressures on ourselves. The workshop focuses on each individual’s approach to work and how this can unlock opportunities to be more time efficient.

There are also a range of very straight forward tips which can have a high impact on time management skills. In our experience no single approach works for every individual. In a typical ITD workshop we work with your people to find the best solution for them, so that each participant leaves with a n umber of specific actions to improve their efficiency.


Pre workshop activity

  • Meeting to discuss the participant’s needs and those of the organisation
  • Draft workshop outline tailored to your needs
  • Agreement of agenda
  • Participants complete a short questionnaire and read the ITD Work Style Model in preparation for the workshop.


  • Half a day to a full day, or two half days.


Typical Agenda

  • Do we manage time or ourselves?
  • Work Style Model – understanding our approach to work
  • Understanidng our strengths and weaknesses in personal efficiency
  • Prioritising – how to prioritise
  • Habits and getting into more good ones
  • Managing emails
  • Managing expectations
  • Handling clients/colleagues assertively whilst giving a great service
  • Managing time grabbers
  • Understanding biorhythms and their impact on personal efficiency

Post workshop activity

  • Participants leave with individual actions
  • Email follow up of personal action plans
  • Suggested conversation with their line manager on their actions
  • Optional WebEx conference call follow up on these actions
  • Optional 121 coaching
  • ITD blog with further tips and suggestions


Client feedback

  • “The workshop was very engaging and our guys were working on their challenges throughout the session.”
  • “Good comfortable atmosphere created from the start.”
  • “Achieved exactly what I wanted.”

Participant comments

  • “Very interesting.”
  • “I had not looked at leadership in this way before.”
  • “The difference between leading and managing is very distinct now and hugely important.”
  • “It has totally changed how I view my role; I am a leader first and a manager second.”


Call or email ITD to explore how we can help your people become more efficient at work



Time & Work Management – Case Study

Major international law firm where trainees need to learn quickly about how they can work most effectively.


Trainee lawyers are very often daunted by the work atmosphere in a modern law firm, as well as by the amount they do not know. They are under pressure to be an active useful member of the team.


The training need is to give trainees a clear ideas on how they can be as effective and efficient as possible, as soon as possible.


We developed a half day session following conversations with trainees and tele-conferences with supervisors. The session is a blend of discussion, activities, case studies and quizzes.




The main outcomes of this session were:

  • Trainees get a clear idea on the expectations of the firm.
  • The Trainees gain ideas on how they can specfically improve thier personal efficiency.

What the participants said

  • “Good session with clear ideas on how to become more efficient.”
  • “All the ideas make sense and are from an experienced trainer, so we just need to get on and implement them.”


Trainees – Working Effectively in a Law Firm

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