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 your priorities, learning to deal with interruptions, and managing your time can help you to remain focused and motivated and ensure you achieve your goals successfully.

Attend this Enhance Your Efficiency and Productivity course to gain tools and techniques to help you improve your productivity. Learn how to manage your emails more efficiently, use meetings more effectively and gain practical tips to deal with distractions.

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

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!


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Clare Evans
Time Management & Productivity Coach and Author

Clare Evans is the author of the best-selling Time Management for Dummies. She works with Business Owners, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders and busy professionals who are juggling multiple priorities, managing direct reports and working longer hours than they need to.

While she focuses on time management and productivity, she has an integrated approach when working with clients that includes all aspects of work and life. She applies both business and personal coaching techniques to support, challenge and motivate and use people’s natural strengths to achieve greater success and fulfilment.

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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.

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


Central Government & Agencies - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Local Government, Housing, Education & Health - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Charity - Virtual

Delegate Price
£345 + VAT

Private Sector - Virtual

Delegate Price
£445 + VAT