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My Time, My Priorities: Strategies and Tools for Managing Both

The approach used in this seminar will help you improve your control over the resources at your disposal and keep your focus and energy trained on elements that generate added value. You will learn strategies and tactics to get you out of the bottleneck and into the express lane, with a significant increase in productivity, a renewed sense of engagement and a genuine feeling of accomplishment at the end of each and every day.

Information overload, coupled with ever-increasing demands from your work and personal life, can make you feel like you’re perpetually in “one step ahead, two steps behind” mode. This in turn hinders your ability to think clearly and make good decisions, which can mean an increased risk of failure in achieving your priorities.

In this seminar, you will fine-tune your capacity to zero in on your most important goals by setting targets and ranking your tasks based on level of urgency to separate the “musts” from the “shoulds.” You will also be introduced to a concrete solution for optimizing your energy, engagement and efficiency – and take your productivity to new heights.


$995 + taxes


One day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

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  • Employ innovative strategies to optimize time and priority management and consequently improve performance.
  • Set priorities by differentiating between “urgent” and “important.”
  • Focus on what’s truly important by linking various tasks to your priorities.
  • Overcome daily obstacles to time management.
  • Utilize electronic tools to control your schedule – instead of having it control you!

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.


  • How to make the most of this seminar

Part 1 – Time management basics

  • Understanding time management
  • Concept of “event control”
  • Planning, the key to control
  • Setting priorities by putting events in order of importance
  • Four quadrants of time management
  • Improve time management by learning how to make better choices and distinguishing between urgent and important tasks
  • Proactive vs. reactive approach

Part 2 – Your productivity pyramid

  • Build your productivity pyramid
  • Identify your key roles
  • Redefine your key roles and formulate Q2 objectives

Part 3 –The “big rocks”

  • Schedule your “big rocks”
  • Identify intermediate steps
  • Critical time is today
  • Switch from a weekly to a daily planning mindset
  • Use your list of priorities to stay on track when unforeseen events occur

Part 4 – Leverage electronic tools to take control over your schedule

  • Organize and program your information systems (paper, mobile, tablet, computer) in line with your Q2 management
  • Stem the tide of distractions and interruptions and manage the flow of incoming information
  • Identify time bandits
  • Stop procrastination – now!
  • Understand and control interruptions
  • Use productivity accelerators

Part 5 – Pace yourself to avoid burnout

  • Five energy drivers
  • Make time for relaxation

Part 6 – Conclusion

  • Challenge of change
  • Experience- and concept-based content
  • Sharing of participants’ experience
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Evaluation tests

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

For more information about this program


Pascal-André Allaire
Senior Advisor


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