Time Management Training

Course Outline

In the fast-paced world of UK Grocery Retailing, the time demands on suppliers have never been greater. There is always more to be done than hours in the day allow. This CPD accredited Time Management Training goes beyond simply managing time better. It focuses on helping Learners to prioritise, to de-mistify and reduce the clutter. It aims to shed light on the key reason they are on the payroll. Allowing Learners to deliver their KRAs with greater efficiency.

Time Management Training

This is a Time Management training course of 1+1+1 classroom days, spaced over 4 months. Specifically designed for suppliers to the UK Grocery Industry, it includes 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. In addition, like all of our training courses, it includes 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. Allowing them to become more productive and feel more in control of their busy schedules.

Take the 7 Week Time Management Challenge

There are lots of time management training courses out there. You’ll have read, heard, or learnt about the key principles of time management. At MBM we offer you something different. A challenge…
The 7-week time management challenge is about addressing the very heart of your time management system. Making it healthy. Living, breathing, fit for its job, by improving your time management system. To have a healthy system it needs to jump these 7 hurdles. By doing so you’ll have addressed the core and make changes that last.
The 7 hurdles to a healthier core are:
1. Capturing
2. Listing
3. Emptying
4. Deleting
5. Storing
6. Scheduling
7. Acting

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Time Management training 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’.
Hopefully, the term ‘Sticky Learning ®’ has intrigued you. Whilst you probably also guessed a sense of what it is about.
In short, Sticky Learning ® is our own unique learning method. A method that we have developed to help Learners Realise more of what they have learnt. To help them be able to Recall more of what they have learnt. And Retain more of what they have learnt. Furthermore, in 2016 we upgraded this unique training method to include habits formation. We feel this has become a big part of helping Learners to use more of what they have learnt.
This is good for our clients. It means that the money they spend with us is better invested than with other training providers. This is because, by following our methods, the learning is put to use for longer.

Making the Learning Stick

Your tutor for the Time Management training course will be one of the following:

Nathan Simmonds:

Nathan has over 20 years of leadership experience from multiple sectors across multiple continents. Starting in hospitality, moving through retail, into manufacturing and into call centres environments.From construction to insurance, banking to magazines, including Santander, Time & Fortune and Harvard Business Review. This eclectic mix of experiences working inside the FTSE 250 provides a superb melting pot of practical, hands on stories that help people instantly relate, comprehend concepts and grow inside the inclusive spaces Nathan creates and fosters when he trains and coaches.
Nathan holds his Mental health first Aid Certificate, and celebrates this with multiple opportunities to volunteer and coach others where possible including the Hospice sector, ex-veterans and coaching young adults.

Alison Cassidy:

Alison is pragmatic and results-driven, specialising in design, delivery and facilitation of personal, team and leadership development, behavioural training and change management via facilitation and coaching.  She has project managed SME led programmes, capability frameworks/assessments and designed her own programmes.  Alison has worked across fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), financial services, oil, gas and energy, public sector, retail and third sector.
Outside of work Alison can be found in the Girl Guiding community, running both Rainbow and Ranger units.  She is also a trustee of a charity and uses this to support others with the same condition as herself.

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 WhittakerCommercial Director, Greencore plc.

Ideal Learners

Our Time Management training is for everyone that wishes to get more done with their time. Foe those who want to gain more job satisfaction and feel more in control.
Time Management is the skill that unlocks all the other skills. 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.
10 Learners because this drives enough discussion between the learners to explore the skill well, whilst not too many that any single Learner gets ‘lost’ in the debate.
If you do not have up to 10 people please check out our 121 Executive Coaching, which can help just you to learn this skill.
Alternatively, contact us and we will do our best to tailor to your specific needs.

Learners Per Course

10 Learners

Training Topics Covered

Our Time Management training is over 3 (1+1+1) days, spaced over 4 months.

This training course will greatly help the Learner to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their current Time Management system. Furthermore, it will show them how to embrace and incorporate new tools and techniques into their current system. Allowing them to build a more effective and efficient Time Management system.
We adapt our courses to the individual needs of our clients. However, our Time Management training typically covers the following:
1. Refresh on ‘Learning To Learn’.
2. Assessing the Learner’s current Time Management system.
3. Identifying the best use of the Learner’s time.
4. Understanding what a great time management system looks like.
5. Reducing interruptions.
6. Saying ‘Yes’ wisely.
7. Understanding and using the ‘Urgent and Important Matrix’ effectively.
8. Using the 4D tool to manage emails more effectively.
9. Writing effective emails.
10. Single tasking vs. multi-tasking.

Interested in This Time Management Training Course?

Let us help you to sell it to your boss, because two heads are better than one!


£225 per Learner per day.

The total cost for up to 10 Learners for the 3-day Time Management training is £6,750 plus vat. This includes sticky pieces, and the 5 level evaluation ‘Chain of Evidence’.
The training is held on-site at the client’s premises. Alternatively, we can organise an off-site venue and charge it back to the client.
There are many evaluation methods for training. Each tries to find the holy grail of return on investment. We use Donald Kirkpatrick’s four level training evaluation model as a base. Why? Because it has stood the test of time, since 1953.
1: Reaction: How did the Learners react to the training?
2: Learning: How much learning did the Learners get?
3: Behaviour: How much have the Learners used the learning?
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:
5: Sponsor: How much did we achieve the sponsor’s objectives?

Measuring Return on Investment

Training Course Duration

At MBM we no longer offer 1-day courses due to their limited effect.
This Time Management training course benefits from our Sticky Learning ® unique training method. This enables Learners to learn more, learn more quickly, and learn more easily.
Sticky Learning ® is a key part of the 4 month training course. It consists 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 (4 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’. This appeals to the 70:20:10 learning model. These are desk-based activities that help the Learner to change their long term behaviour by identifying a habit that they wish to adopt to embed the new skill.
The Learner is also given:
1. Access to our skill specific and learning objective specific ‘Knowledge Vault’.
2. Email and telephone support throughout the training course.
3. An option to bolt on ‘Individual Coaching’ to support the Learner further.
4. An option to bolt on a 1/2 day ‘Annual Refresh’ to further enhance the learning in the future.
5. A free book – ‘Eat That Frog‘.

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