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. These CPD accredited Time Management courses goes beyond Time Management and focuses on helping Learners to prioritise on the reason they are on the payroll, so that they deliver their KRAs.

This is a Time Management Skills Training Course of 1+1+1 classroom days, 4 months apart, with support in between training days designed to make the learning stick. You will experience our unique training method Sticky Learning ®, the course will be delivered by a world class tutor that has worked in the UK Grocery Industry, and our ROI guarantee is included.

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 KRAs.
  • Prepare and manage a project list that is prioritised according to their KRAs.
  • 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’.
Topics covered

Training Topics Covered

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

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.



“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 Courses in this 1 minute video:

For more testimonials visit written testimonials or video testimonials.

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.

Course duration

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 4 month training course consisting of pre-work, Learning To Learn 1/2 day training course, a Foundation day training course, an embedding day, 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:


Learners Per 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.



  • For 10 Learners the cost is £225 per Learner per day.
  • The total cost for up to 10 Learners for the training course of 3 days, including Sticky Pieces, and the 5 level evaluation ‘Chain of Evidence’, is £6,750, plus vat.
  • Either held on-site at the client’s premises, or at an off-site venue can be booked and charged back to the client.

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’.

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