To improve time management practices through efficient time management principles. Using Microsoft Outlook, participants will be equipped with strategies to beat the e-mail bulge, manage projects and work in a collaborative environment.
Full Day Course Price: €600 per person
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This Time Management and Microsoft Outlook training course is aimed at anyone who has ever had a difficulty meeting deadlines or simply wants to manage their time more effectively and find out how to use Microsoft Outlook as a planning tool. A basic knowledge of Microsoft Outlook prior to the course is assumed.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Having completed this programme, participants will be able to:
- Have a firm understanding of time management practices and time management principles.
- Use Microsoft Outlook to develop effective time management strategies to help manage your e-mails, manage projects and create a collaborative working relationship with your colleagues.
Introduction, Objectives and Expectations
Principles of Effective Time Planning
Setting objectives and developing task and activity lists
Determining priorities and task sequencing
Organising resources for plan implementation
Identification and Management of Time Waste
Characteristics of time – lost time as waste
Identification of key time waste factors for participants
Action plans for time waste reduction
Use of Time
Analysis of time usage and taking action to improve use of time
Use of diaries and practical day planners
Desk and file management
Determining levels of accessibility and managing interruptions
Handling modern electronic media for reduction of time wasting
Development of Individual Action Plans for Application of Learning
Use will be made of practical exercises with analysis and discussion
Microsoft Outlook – Handling Information Overload
The Information Workflow model
Set-up a reference system
Managing action: Do, Defer, Delete?
Opening and saving attachments
Time Saving Features
The Rules Wizard
Searching and Filtering Messages
Objective-Centred Action Planning
Tasks – create / defer / review / plan
Create tasks from email and other item
Planning your day, week, month, year – the Calendar
Remember the holidays!
Set calendar to only your working hours / dates
Microsoft Outlook Today
Tasks you should do: Each morning / Each evening
Course Summary and Review
Recap of Topics Covered / Question Time