Time Management Skills Workshop

Regardless of the market or industry, time management can be one of the greatest challenges faced by professionals at all levels. The impact of poor or less-than-optimal time management can have a ripple effect in both our professional and personal lives. And in the nonprofit world, efficiently managing one's time can make all the difference in the world as far as making the most out of a streamlined staff and limited resources. This is particularly critical in today's economic environment where budgets are tighter than ever.

This very popular session focuses on the fundamentals of time management and the adoption of best practices that work for every professional in any industry. A subset of our Time Management workshop, this session provides practical, effective techniques for making the best use of your day, both in and out of the office.

"A person being paid $50,000 per year who wastes just one hour per day is costing the organization $6,250 per year."

With a statistic like this, it is no wonder that nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and corporations consider time management an important tool for staff and management. Some clients that have taken this course include:

Astra Zeneca Ministry of Caring U.S. Navy
Dupont Elastomers West End Neighborhood House New Castle County
West Chester University Claymont Community Center City of Orange County
Bank of America Levi Strauss Price Waterhouse


Session Objective

Provide attendees with an overview of the time management process and introduce techniques that can be used to optimize their efforts every day.

Target Audience

Individuals who feel that they have challenges with managing their time from day to day, those who wish to begin a program of optimizing their productivity.

Session Details

Each session runs about 3.5 hours and includes the Q/A discussion and practice exercises.

Your Facilitator: Michael A. James, CDP, PMP

Michael A. James is president and CEO of PCG, and has been in the involved in the information technology and business development fields for over 27 years. During his tenure as leader of PCG, a leading full-service technology and management consulting firm based in Newark, DE, he has trained technical professionals, CEOs, and CTOs in the private and government sectors. He was awarded an excellence award in 2001 by Bill Gates of Microsoft Corporation for teaching more Windows 2000 courses than any other trainer or training organization in North America. Michael is one of a handful of presenters who specializes in both technical and business-oriented topics while combining his dynamic style with on-point, clear information.


Team Building Retreats

The purpose of a Team-building Workshop is to increase communication and effectiveness within the team or group so that it achieves its objectives. PCG’s Teamwork Retreat gives a framework and a common language from which to explore and increase understanding of collective strengths and how to use these to best effect. We facilitate workshops to address our clients’ specific issues and questions. These have included:

  • We are a new team and we are expected to perform immediately - how can we do this when we hardly know each other?
  • Our company has recently been part of a merger, and we now have a team which is divided in to 2 camps - how can we start functioning as one?
  • We've worked together for ages, but the business direction has changed and we are expected to work differently.
  • I was brought in recently as CEO and I have a vision of where the organization should be heading. My board members seem to resent this but we all need to be moving in the same direction.
  • Productivity has gone down, and morale is also beginning to dip. I think there may be issues between 2 or 3 team members, but I'm not sure how to raise the issue - can you help?

How can a PCG Team Building Workshop HELP?

Workshops are designed to help a team increase its effectiveness and plan for the future. We provide experiential learning which enables the team and its individual members to maximize strengths and contain weaknesses. This improves mutual understanding and enhances communication. It is important to identify each person’s contribution and to consider the team’s profile against its short and long-term goals.

WHO would benefit from a Belbin workshop?

  • An existing team which needs to re-focus for a new challenge or strategy
  • A new team which is not yet a cohesive unit
  • A team in the aftermath of major change/re-organization
  • A problematic team, where conflicts are getting in the way of effectiveness
  • An international project team whose members only meet occasionally
  • A high performing team which wants to achieve even greater success!

Workshops usually last one day. Depending on requirements, however, we can also provide half day or two day workshops. These can be followed up with individual and team sessions.