eight-hour course will validate the importance of time management skills
in today’s hectic professional and personal worlds and how those
skills impact each student’s productivity and general sense of
accomplishment and well-being. The
course will cover the basics of making good time management skills into
habits. The course will
present time management as a mental process and not a time-based, rigid
obligation. Students will be
exposed to a process of understanding the benefits of prioritization of
tasks, creating to-do lists, freeing-up time for beneficial usage and
developing a workspace that lends itself to individual accomplishment
and attainment of personal and professional goals.
course will help students understand what tasks are important and what
tasks are not. Attendees
will become more proficient at determining what is the best use of their
time at any given moment and ways to ensure that they will perform that
most rewarding task at that time. Meeting
management, telephone usage and modern computer-based and mobile
telephone-based time management systems will be explored.
Major Rick McLaughlin (retired) of the
Police Department will guide students through the challenges of good
time management practices. Major
McLaughlin has taught time management practices for law enforcement,
professional and personal groups for over twenty years.
Students will be give instruction, case studies and a topical outline on
each of the following areas:
“Time Management” is Important
personal and professional cost of poor time management skills impacts
each individual’s productivity and sense of general well-being.
Skills can be developed that will impact in a positive way
anyone’s pursuit of both professional and personal goals.
Do You Currently Decide How to “Spend” Your Time? The Act of
instructor will guide students to an understanding that “time” is a
commodity that is spent, just like money.
The difference is that the outflow of money can be controlled
while time continuously marches on.
However, both “time” and “money” can be spent on things
that are important and not wasted on the unimportant.
Student participation in a role-playing exercise will further
develop this concept.
1st thing to do is to make sure that the 1st thing
is in fact the 1st thing.”
Setting priorities as to what is important and should be done
first is one of the primary obligations of developing good time
management skills. Systems
to use to guarantee that important tasks are handled in a timely manner
will be explored. Also an
understanding of how to determine what is in fact “important” will
be discussed. Class
participation in exercises will develop this skill
to Overcome Procrastination
on how to overcome the “Seven Common Escapes” used by
procrastinators will be presented. Also,
how to determine if you are a procrastinator and how to accept personal
responsibility will be discussed and explored through student exercises.
the Difference Between “Important” and “Urgent”
does not necessarily increase the importance of a task.
Developing skills on how to overcome this conflict between
important and urgent will be presented.
law enforcement agency members and communication personnel will
benefit from this course. Improving
efficiency and productivity in both our professional and personal
lives is something everyone would like to achieve.
This course will help attendees understand and identify what is
important in their lives and how to create the time to allow important
“goals” to be successfully achieved.