Time Management | CSU Pro Dev


Time Management

Course Description

Learn to maximize your time and increase productivity through time management training. Managing email and juggling multiple projects can be daunting, but specific strategies exist to help professionals manage their time effectively. Participants will gain tips for re-prioritizing their time on short notice and remaining focused through frequent distractions. Common time management mistakes to avoid such as over-committing will be covered as well. Participants will learn to lower their tendency to procrastinate through practical strategies.

Real-World Application

Students will leave the seminar with several worksheets and forms which can be applied to actual life experiences, both in and out of workplaces.



Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify priorities and create time management plans to use time accordingly
  • Manage interruptions and distractions
  • Identify personal challenges to time management and strategies to address them
  • Use effective communication skills as they relate to productivity and time management
  • Avoid burnout


  • Identification of current personal time management strategies and challenges
  • Creating goals and identifying priorities
  • Creating time management plans for various time frames
  • Technology and time management
  • Communication skills
  • Productive individual and group work time

Course Content

  • Overview of time management principles and common challenges
  • Reflection and review of current personal time management strategies
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Priorities – personal vs. organizational
  • Creating time management plans for various time frames
  • Use of technology to manage time
  • Managing interruptions and other potential “time wasters”
  • Saying “no”
  • Productivity and productive meetings
  • Communication skills


March 2, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.35

Fee:  $189

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.