Essential to leading a team is the ability to manage oneself. This course develops knowledge in how to use effective personal time management to achieve team goals. Time management techniques are covered, allowing participants to set and prioritise personal SMART objectives. Participants also identify their strengths and weaknesses in time management, enabling them to become more effective. Time is given to examine the causes and symptoms of stress in the workplace, as well as the opportunity to develop skills in managing stress through the application of taught stress management techniques.
Following the completion of the course and assignment, the leader will be able to:
- Understand their usual style of working and how they relate best to others
- Understand how to improve motivation and work satisfaction by utilising their interests
- Know how to use effective personal time management to achieve team goals
- Explain the importance of effective time management
- Identify strengths and weaknesses in time management
- Set and prioritise personal SMART objectives to achieve team goals
- Describe a simple time management technique for achieving objectives
- Identify causes of stress and state their impact on the workplace
- List symptoms of stress in the workplace
- Describe a simple stress management technique that could help to reduce stress or its effects
- Identify sources of support available in the workplace or elsewhere for stress management
Birkman personality profile
Before attending day 1, participants will complete an online assessment tool called the Birkman Method. This is an in-depth personal assessment. The results will form part of the self-awareness and management process through the course.
Birkman Method: Usual style and interests
Awareness of own skills and abilities
Setting SMART objectives and using them to prioritise own actions
Simple time management techniques
Personal objectives in relation to team objectives
Developing flexibility, responding to changing circumstances at a daily level
The Birkman assessment is explored through interactive discussion activities. A series of exercises are used to demonstrate and allow practise in applying time management tools.
Causes and impacts of stress at work
Birkman Method: Underlying needs and stress response
Implications of stress for workplace and non-work activities/relationships
Simple stress management techniques
Available sources of support
Action planning and review techniques
The second half of the day has an extended experiential exercise so that new tools can be applied in a personal management exercise. There is space for self-reflection and 1:1 feedback to enhance self-awareness.