Work Smarter - Not Harder

Personal Development

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There is only so much time in your working day. No one can control time – after all there are only 24 hours in a day, but we can improve our productivity through effective use of our time. How do we work smarter and not harder?


This course will provide participants with a range of tools and techniques to better manage their time and workload organisation. 


This course is for those in Supervisor/Team Leader or Manager roles where it seems impossible to get the job done in the time you have to achieve it. This will suit those who need to become more organised and in control of their work. 


After successful completion of this programme, it is expected participants will have the tools and techniques to be able to:

  • Set SMART based short-medium objectives/goals
  • Appreciate your communication style through being more self-aware
  • Develop a “Time Log” and identify your own areas of improvement
  • Create a “To do list” which is achievable and productive 
  • Distinguish between productive and non-productive work
  • Conquer procrastination and make effective decisions
  • Learn the art and importance of delegation 
  • Learn efficient telephone skills 
  • Get the most from meetings 
  • Learn to handle interruptions – good and bad – and how to say No
  • Recognise common time-wasting activities
  • Mange conflict through confident assertiveness



One day


Richard Millar from Auckland

Richard is an experienced trainer and consultant. His areas of expertise include leadership development, frontline management development, team development, executive and personal development coaching, strategic/business planning and accounting for non-accountants training.

Richard has worked in a wide variety of organisations from small to large organisations in New Zealand, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Richard’s depth of business knowledge and skills in sales, marketing, finance and general management coupled with a very practical approach to training and facilitation has provided excellent value to a large number of organisations.

Richard is member of the New Zealand Society of Accountants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators. He is an accredited DISC® consultant in behavioural profiling and a registered practitioner in MBTI®. He is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management and is qualified in Moderation and Workplace Assessment with NZQA. He holds the National Certificate in Adult Education and Training. He also provides community advice as a business mentor for Enterprise New Zealand.

Course Dates

Invercargill 26 November 2021 09:00 am - 04:30 pm OSEA, 192 Spey Street, Invercargill


$ 630.00 + GST for members
$ 895.00 + GST for non-members


This workshop has qualified with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund programme
Event reference OSEA1021

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for management training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business.

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