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Time & Priority Management

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Time & Priority Management to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

One must not consider time-saving techniques; instead we should focus on better ways to spend time. Effective and efficient people are those who have mastered this self-discipline. This makes time a personal asset or resource of everyone. If we pursue this line of thought, then Time Management becomes self-management, and self-management becomes life management.


  • Lesson One
    • Time as a Philosophical Concept
      • Introduction
      • The Nature of Time
      • Managerial Time
      • Basic Management Models
      • Summary
    • On Spending Work Time
      • Categories of Work Time
  • Lesson Two
    • Time Spending: A Matter of Habit
      • Introduction
      • Changing the Habit
      • Time Spending Questionnaire
    • Objectives
      • How do you Develop Objectives?
      • Criteria for Objectives
  • Lesson Three
    • Priorities
      • Priority Management
      • Priorities and Problems
      • Implementation of Objectives and Priorities
      • Time Log Analysis
      • Interpretation of Time Log
      • Corrective Action from the Time Log Process
  • Lesson Four
    • Time Wasters and Interruptions
      • Introduction
      • Internal versus External Time Wasters
      • Elimination of Time Wasters
      • Corrective Action for Time Wasters
      • Managing Time Wasters and Interruptions through a Secretary
  • Lesson Five
    • Time Wasters and Interruptions (Continued)
      • Paperwork
      • Kinds of Paper
      • Paperwork Habits
      • Corrective Action from Paperwork Processes
      • Partners
      • On Time and Teams
      • Developing Dialogue about Team Time Problems
      • Interruption of Others
      • Team Time Waster Profile
  • Lesson Six
    • Time Wasters and Interruptions (Continued)
      • Procrastination
      • Causes and Costs
      • On Managing Procrastination
      • Corrective Action for Procrastination
    • Personal Time Management
      • Your Values Exercise
  • Lesson Seven
    • Timewaster Analysis
      • Telephone Interruptions
      • Drop-In Visitors
      • Meetings
      • Crisis Management
  • Lesson Eight
    • Timewaster Analysis (Continued)
      • Lack of Objectives, Priorities, Daily Plan
      • Cluttered Desk/Personal Disorganisation
      • Ineffective Delegation
      • Attempting Too Much at Once
      • Lack of or Unclear Communication
      • Inadequate, Inaccurate or Delayed Information
  • Lesson Nine
    • Timewaster Analysis (Continued)
      • Indecision and Procrastination
      • Confused Responsibility and Authority     
      • Inability to Say ‘No’
      • Leaving Tasks Unfinished
      • Lack of Self-Discipline
  • Lesson Ten
    • Reaching Objectives
      • Job Responsibility and Activity Analysis
      • Job Responsibilities
      • Activities
      • Two Extra Hours a Day
      • Control of your Time and your Life
      • How am I Doing?

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.