Find out about this Time Management Training Course Outline:

The demands on suppliers’ time has never been greater in the fast paced world of UK Grocery Retailing. There is always more to be done than hours in the day. This CPD accredited Time Management training course goes beyond Time Management and focuses on helping Learners to prioritise on the reason they are on the payroll, so that they deliver their KRA’s.

This is a training course of 2 ‘classroom days’, 6 months apart, with support in between training days. Designed to make the learning stick using our unique training method Sticky Learning ® and including our ROI guarantee.

Built and refined over a decade, this unique training method is designed specifically to meet the challenging demands of suppliers to the big four UK supermarkets. This training course will change the way Learners think about time and how they prioritise their activities, so that they become more productive and feel in control of their busy schedules.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this Time Management course the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify why they are on the payroll.
  • Prepare and manage a daily list of tasks that is prioritised according to their KRA’s.
  • Prepare and manage a project list that is prioritised according to their KRA’s.
  • Identify what works and does not work in their current time management system and how to improve it.
  • Assess their emails more quickly and deal with them more effectively.
  • Email more effectively to get what they want more quickly and reduce ‘email conversations’.
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Time Management Course Topics

These 2 days, 6 months apart, will greatly help the Learner to understand the strengths & weaknesses of their current Time Management system. And show them how to embrace and incorporate new tools & techniques into their current system so that they can build a more effective & efficient time management system. The main topics are:

  • Refresh on ‘Learning To Learn’.
  • Assessing the Learner’s current Time Management system.
  • Identifying the best use of the Learner’s time.
  • Understanding what a great time management system looks like.
  • Reducing interruptions.
  • Saying ‘Yes’ wisely.
  • Understanding and using the ‘Urgent and Important Matrix’ effectively.
  • Using the 4D tool to manage emails more effectively.
  • Writing effective emails.
  • Single tasking Vs multi-tasking.

For top tips read our Time Management Blog, e.g. ‘67 Time Saving and Time Management Tips to Quickly Increase Your Productivity‘.

Ideal Learners

For everyone that wishes to get more done with their time, gain more job satisfaction, and be more in control.

Time Management is the skill that unlocks all the other skills because without managing your time well, you will struggle to achieve what you want to. All roles are welcome to engage in this training course about becoming a more effective and efficient time manager.

Download the case study from Ian lane, Procurement Manager at MMUK.

Time Management Courses Testimonials

“I learnt a huge amount during my Time Management training course. Practical, fun, very, very useful and lots to take away and use straight away” – Nigel Whittaker, Commercial Director, Greencore plc.

Laura Hickie, Category Manager, O’Brien Fine Foods, tells you about her experience of the Time Management training course in this 1 minute video:

For more testimonials visit written testimonials or video testimonials.

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Making the Learning Stick

Hopefully the term ‘Sticky Learning ®’ has intrigued you, whilst you probably guessed a sense of what it is about.

In short Sticky Learning ® is our own unique method that we have developed to help Learners Realise more of what they have learnt, be able to Recall more of what they have learnt, and Retain more of what they have learnt. In 2016 we further upgraded this unique training method to include habits formation as a big part of helping Learners to use more of what they have learnt.

This is good for our clients because it means that the money they spend with us is better invested than with other training providers because the learning is used for longer.

Training Course Duration

At MBM we no longer offer 1 day courses due to their limited effect.

Our Sticky Learning ® unique training method enables Learners to learn more, learn more quickly, and learn more easily. Sticky Learning ® is a key part of the 6 month training course consisting of pre-work, Learning To Learn 1/2 day training course, a Foundation 1 day training course, and an Advanced 1 day training course (6 months after the Foundation training course).

In between the Foundation training course and the Advanced training course, the Learner will be challenged to complete ‘Sticky Pieces’, which appeals to the 70:20:10 learning model. These are desk based activities that help the Learner to change their behaviour long term by identifying a habit that they wish to adopt to embed the new skill.

The Learner is also given:

Training Course World Class Tutor


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Image Of Darren A Smith

Your tutor for the Time Management training course is Darren A. Smith. He has had a career of two halves; 12 years as a Category Manager at one of the big four UK supermarkets and then 12 years managing as the founder of Making Business Matter.

He describes his training style as determined, fun and all about the Learner’s individuality, i.e. There is not ‘one size fits all’.

Darren introduces his Time Management training course in this video (1.5 minutes).

Time Management Skills – Learners Per Training Course

10 Learners because this drives enough discussion between the Learners to explore the skill well, whilst not too many that any one Learner gets ‘lost’ in the debate. If you do not have up to 10 people please checkout our 121 Executive Coaching, which can help just you to learn this skill.

Chain of Evidence


  • For 10 Learners the cost is £225 per Learner per day.
  • The total cost for up to 10 Learners for the training course of 2 days, including Sticky Pieces, and the 5 level evaluation ‘Chain of Evidence’, is £4,500, plus vat.
  • Either held on-site at the client’s premises, or an off-site venue can booked and charged back to the client.
Chain of Evidence

Measuring Return on Investment

There are many evaluation methods for training, each trying to find the holy grail of return on investment. We use Donald Kirkpatrick’s four level training evaluation model as a base because it has stood the test of time, since 1953.

Level 1: Reaction: How did the Learners react to the training?

Level 2: Learning: How much learning did the Learners get?

Level 3: Behaviour: How much have the Learners used the learning?

Level 4: Results: How much effect did the Learner’s learning have on performance?

Few training providers measure the return on investment beyond the level 1 reaction. We have added one further level:

Level 5: Sponsor: How much did we achieve the sponsor’s objectives?

Read more about our 5 level evaluation tool and see an example report – ‘Chain of Evidence’.

Chain of Evidence

Time Management Classes – Learning Needs to be Intriguing

To this end of ‘Learning needs to be intriguing’ we name each one of our training courses after a relevant film and we’ll make reference to this on this training course.

For our Time Management training course we chose ‘Groundhog Day‘ because at the very heart of the course, the message is about  breaking-out from managing time the same way each day. Most people spend all of their time ‘IN’ their time management system and we want to help the learner spend time ‘ON’ their time management system.

This film from 1993, rated PG-13, stars Bill Murray as a weatherman who finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Watch this 1 Minute Video About Our Time Management Training