Adult learners in Napier Road Centre classroom

British Council

Do you have a ‘to-do’ list that never seems to get any shorter? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at work and don’t know where to begin? If so, this crucial one-day workshop is for you.

We’ve all heard the saying ‘work smarter, not harder’ but what does this actually mean? Through reflective exercises and activities you will learn ways to better manage yourself, your tasks and your priorities so that you can work smarter and increase your personal productivity.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to be more productive at work.


  • Identify blockers to working productively
  • Learn techniques to prioritise tasks and remain focused
  • Achieve more at work and in your free time

Course Outline


  • What is personal productivity?
  • How to be more productive
  • Are you balanced?
  • Your productivity blockers

Managing Yourself

  • Productivity and emotional intelligence
  • Can stress be helpful?
  • Resilience at work

Managing Your Workload

  • Working smarter
  • Plan and protect your time
  • Eliminate waste

Stay Focused

  • Four productivity techniques

    -  Pomodoro

    -  Getting Things Done

    -  Time Management Matrix

    -  Personal Kanban

Course information

Public Training Dates 2017
November 30
Public Training Dates 2018
May 9 July 4
September 26  November 21

Length: 1 day

Maximum group size: 16

Course Fees: $636.65 (including GST)