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Managing Your Time and Your Priorities: A Matter of Efficiency and Credibility

Say you hired a contractor who did excellent work renovating your house but finished six weeks late. What would your impression be? Would you recommend them to a friend? If your work is delayed or completed late, even with advance warning, it can undermine your credibility and make you appear less professional. Learning how to properly handle expectations, priorities and deadlines will give you a key advantage in the job market.

Effective time management at work is a constant challenge in an environment where information travels instantly and requests, interruptions and crises abound.

How should you handle interruptions? How can you keep track of the multitude of emails in your inbox so that nothing slips through the cracks? How should you structure your day to leave yourself just enough flexibility to deal with changes as they occur?

In this course, you will learn practical, recognized methods for time and priority management that will make you more efficient, reliable and adaptable.


$995 + taxes


One day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
March 21, 2019

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  • Increase your credibility and professionalism
  • Set your goals and priorities (urgent vs. important)
  • Make effective plans that improve flexibility and reliability
  • Efficiently handle interruptions
  • Tame your inbox and your to-do list

Is this for you?

  • Professionals
  • Managers
  • Executives

Special features

  • Immediate application of new skills in the workplace.
  • Opportunity to increase productivity, achieve balance and increase job satisfaction.


Sophie Lemieux
Sophie Lemieux
MBA, Adm.A., CMC
Management Consultant

Build your reputation

  • Understand how your perceived professionalism is linked to your time management
  • Boost your credibility and professionalism by improving time management

Explore work-time distribution

  • Understand your personal energy curve and make the best use of your time
  • Reflect on your objectives, goals and priorities, as well as the interruptions and crises that you generally encounter, in order to choose the proper time management tools
  • Avoid procrastinating and “precrastinating”

Take a concrete approach to managing your time in a dynamic environment

  • Learn how to combine the calendar and tasks in your email program (the course focuses on Outlook, but the methodology applies to any email program)
  • With concrete examples, use Franklin Covey’s matrix to optimize your use of time
  • Draft a schedule of a typical work day
  • Work with SMART goals

Discover how to take action

  • What is important?
  • How do you get started?
  • Why is good time management so hard?

Learn to prioritize and delegate

  • Acquire an effective prioritization system (e.g. ABC)
  • Find out how to prevent C-level priorities from escalating to A-level priorities
  • Learn how to avoid procrastination and how it affects your time management

The dynamic learning style invites participants to reflect on how they currently manage their time. The course will employ and review a variety of different exercises, tools and questions.

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

For more information about this program

 Communiquez avec :

Michelle Vaillancourt
Conseillère en formation

 Par téléphone :

514 340-6001

 Par courriel : > Executive Education > Our programs > Seminars > Managing Your Time and Your Priorities: A Matter of Efficiency and Credibility

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