Public Course: Working and managing more efficiently

This is our version of a time management course – tailored to meet the specific needs of architects. 

It takes half a day and has been well received as a basic primer for anyone working in the profession who wants to make better use of their time.

Who this course is for

This course is designed to be equally suitable for partners or directors and staff at all levels: anyone who believes they could make better use of their time.

Course format

John Forrester, who runs this course, has worked with Colander for more than 10 years, applying his extensive knowledge of leadership and people management to the intricacies of the architectural and design professions.

In this course, John reviews proven theory and advice, and explores statistical and anecdotal evidence through group discussions and activities. 

As with all Colander training, this course is workshop in its style. It draws on John’s personal expertise, as well as proven theory and advice, supported by group discussions and activities. 

Numbers are limited to allow a lively, interactive session and make sure that the teaching is relevant to each delegate; all delegates receive a comprehensive set of bound course notes.

Course content

  • Background:  time as a resource
  • Benefits of effective time management
  • Controlling time
  • Assessing your use of time
  • Delegation, and reasons for failing to delegate
  • Acknowledging your circadian ‘prime time’!
  • Setting priorities
  • The ‘Pareto principle’
  • Effective planning
  • Recognising and dealing with ‘time wasters’
  • Making meetings more effective
  • Using technology to save time

CPD

CPD Certificates are issued to all attendees. For architects, all our courses address the RIBA CPD requirements for either Project or Practice Management.