Everything can feel like a priority when working in the public sector, with each action having a wide-reaching impact. It has become harder to be efficient with constant distractions, information overload, and a rapidly changing business environment.

However, defining priorities, learning to deal with interruptions, and managing time can help to remain focused and motivated and ensure the successful achievement of goals.

Book this Enhance Your Efficiency and Productivity course for your team in-house and help them gain tools and techniques to improve productivity. Learn how to manage emails more efficiently, use meetings more effectively and gain practical tips to deal with distractions.

Leave the day with an action plan to improve current working processes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Limit distractions to create a productive environment
  • Use email management techniques to increase your productivity
  • Clarify and set your priorities to remain focused on achieving outcomes
  • Develop flexibility to manage obstacles
  • Implement your strategy into your working processes
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
[email protected]


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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

Set Your Goals for Success in Your Role

  • Define what being efficient in your current role would look like
  • Prioritise your responsibilities and define how much time you allocate them
  • Find your peak productivity time and what can prevent effectiveness
  • Evaluate your professional resources and how to use them
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Identify Technologies to Improve Your Tasks and Project Management

  • Identify different technologies that enhance your productivity
  • Determine which one is the most useful to you and your organisation
  • Understand why and how technologies can impede efficiency
  • Define your digital workspace
12:00 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
13:00 - 14:00

Effectively Managing Emails and Meetings

  • Implement a clear process to manage your inbox efficiently
  • Use meetings productively and manage your calendar
  • Handle interruptions and improve your focus
  • Increase follow-up to be more efficient
14:00 - 14:45

Delivering at Pace

  • Develop flexibility and allocate your time effectively
  • Learn practical tips to be prepared for anything
  • Handle the inefficiency of others
  • How mindset affects getting things done: show a positive and focused attitude to achieving outcomes
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Action-Planning: Creating a Plan of Improvement

In this session, delegates will reflect on what they have learned during the day to redefine their priorities and identify how they will update their current working processes to be more efficient.

16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways