Professional Development Information
Managing Your Workload
Learn how to ease your workload by organizing and executing your priorities while managing other influences that impact your time and ability to get things done.
Managing Your Workload teaches strategies and tools which can be used in the workplace to guide priority planning and workload balance. Participants learn practical skills to make the most of their day and achieve their goals.
Facilitated discussions, individual reflection, and interactive group activities will lead to a clear realization of the gaps between how it is and how it ought to be. Participants will be challenged to finish the day with a validation of their skill sets and/or a commitment to making changes that will provide more effective results.
- Develop an understanding of the difference between efficient time management and effective time management.
- Develop strategies to effectively organize work priorities.
- Develop goals to make the most of your time.
- Create the template for a Time Audit to identify inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in your day.
- Improve personal efficiency.
- Develop an understanding of the human biological factors that aid or hinder your effective and efficient use of time.
This is a core module in the Public Sector Leadership and Management Development Program.
Past Participants Said:
"Exceptional content and skillfully communicated. It was a very enjoyable day of learning."
"Dianne is an awesome instructor, very engaging and relevant session."
"Very effective tips to bring back to the workplace."
Who Should Attend
All professionals who want to regain control of their workday and accomplish more with their time.
Dianne Ford holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) honours degree in psychology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Saskatchewan. She also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in management (organizational behaviour and management information systems) from Queens School of Business, Queens University.
Dianne taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior (OB), human resource management (HRM), statistics, international business (focused on Japan), and management information systems (MIS) at the University of Saskatchewan, Queen's University and Nipissing University before Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she now teaches OB and HRM classes at both the undergraduate and graduate level as a tenured Professor.
Dianne has experience as a private consultant in healthcare and education services in Saskatchewan and Ontario, various non-profit organizations in Ontario, and has served as president and vice-president (finance) for not-for-profit volunteer organizations in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador. She has also spent some time studying, consulting and researching in the manufacturing industry (e.g., from power industry to consumer products) and provided guidance to start-up businesses in business planning. She coaches individuals nationally and internationally on personal and dog-sports-related skills.