One of the more precious resources a manager has is his or her time. Managers can become more effective by employing time management and scheduling techniques, delegating, outsourcing key tasks, and employing technology. Effective time management helps managers achieve their goals.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
- State the key outcomes and goals of effective time management
- Assess your attitudes about your relationship to time and time management
- Employ a time log in ascertaining how you spend your time
- Recognize the common causes of procrastination and identify ways to eliminate your own procrastination
- List the key attributes of effective (SMART) goals and recognize the importance of establishing personal and professional goals
- Identify the key principles of time management (organization, prioritization, and planning) and some common methods for prioritizing tasks (ABC Method and the Eisenhower Method)
- Identify the value and purpose of common time management tools, including scheduling systems (activity logs, action plans, to do lists)
- Differentiate key characteristics of Action Plans and Task Lists
- Identify the steps in the delegation process and recognize guidelines for appropriate task delegation
- Identify strategies for handling daily tasks and distractions, such as e-mail, phone calls, and other interruptions
- List the guidelines for planning effective meetings
This course is targeted to individuals who meet or exceed the following professional demographics:
Entry-level public procurement and central warehouse professionals who serve as assistants, coordinators, buyers, or equivalent functions within their respective entities.
Non-procurement managers and supervisors who are responsible for either the procurement function or staff who provide procurement functions under delegated authority.
Professionals who are employed by governing entities and special authorities (such as K-12 and higher education, publicly-owned utilities, transportation providers, and other publicly-funded or created organizations) that either serve within or manage the procurement function.
Suppliers or representatives of suppliers seeking to understand the public procurement function from a holistic level, including the policies, standards, and procedures by which public entities must function.