Time & Stress Management

Marketing Institute of Singapore - Executive Development

Course introduction

In today's less structured and information-driven workplace, our daily dilemma is that we have too much to do and not enough time to do it. With critical deadlines, competing and/or changing priorities and an avalanche of information to digest, individuals often feel overwhelmed if not stressed. Being able to manage time effectively is basic to managing individual and organisational performance. This course will provide a practical examination of time management issues facing the participants and help participants to understand their own time management problems; establish and maintain a system for prioritising; plan their time, identify and change their poor work habits. With effective time management skills, individuals will be able to better manage the daily challenge of their professional and personal responsibilities to enjoy life outside of work. The course is highly participative with personality profiling, self-assessments, stress and time management games and activities throughout.

Course Benefits

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand and identify personal causes of stress
  • Apply some of the principles of time management to increase productivity on the job and at home, and enhance the quality of work with less stress
  • Understand and recognise the different work styles, and learn to better understand self, to empathise and relate well to people especially in group projects

Target Audience

Anyone who wish to get more out of life and get more done in the time they have available.

Course Outline

Time Management & Stress: Creating Work-Life Balance

  • Why are we so stressed out?
  • What is modern-day stress?
  • Effects of stress
  • Reactions to stress
  • Identifying your stressors
  • Gaining control and managing stress positively: identifying the steps to achieve a healthy balance in your life
  • Better time management: Understanding the essence of time management
Key to Effective Time Management
  • CAN-Do Attitude to change poor work habits
  • Self-knowledge and goal-setting
  • Prioritising: Put First Things First
  • Planning & Scheduling to make the most of your time
  • Controlling Major Time Wasters
  • Team Time Management: Learning to think and act with respect to individual’s own time to fit into the greater whole

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Samantha Sim

Samantha Sim is an effective trainer with a solid background in modern training techniques and concepts. She exercises competence in customer service, teambuilding, creativity, personal effectiveness and image management. She has provided training and consultancy to business professionals, corporations and government agencies. Partial list of clients include Jet Airways (India), Air Mauritius, Bosch, Performance Motors Ltd, Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), Sumitomo Corporations, Singapore Power Ltd, SingHealth, Starbucks, Shook Lin & Bok (Law Firm), ST Aerospace, The Planet Traveller, The Wright Gift, CISCO and Ministry of Education. Her spirited and innovative approach to training is filled with ideas and skills that not only makes learning fun and exciting, but also transforms human differences into core assets.

As a facilitator, she has developed her own signature program "Service Race", an experiential approach to address service issues and implement service improvements for her clients.

In her previous appointment with Singapore Airlines (SIA), Samantha was responsible for professionalising a team of 800 cabin crew members committed to SIA Cabin Crew Training Vision of developing service professionals of distinction within a learning culture. Drawing upon ten years of multicultural experience in the airline industry, she continues to innovate and improve, offering consultancy and training in areas on Customer Service, Personal Effectiveness and Business Etiquette.

She is a B.A. graduate coupled with a M.A. from National University of Singapore. She is also a Certified Behavioural Consultant and a Qualified Colour Consultant.