Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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This class is offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

Learn to identify behaviors and create strategies that help you manage multiple priorities and handle interruptions so you are more effective at work. We cover the myth of multitasking, how daily goals and objectives lead to success, strategies and best practices in putting out fires, doing more than one job, meeting madness and how to limit interruptions. Additional time is spent discussing new technology that can help increase daily effectiveness and achieve better life-work balance.


The purpose of this class is to help you identify behaviors and strategies that will help you manage your time, prioritize tasks, and handle interruptions to increase your effectiveness in the workplace.

Desired learning outcomes

By the end of this class, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain why multitasking is a myth.
  2. Describe their current time management skills through assessments.
  3. Explain the three main components of time management: the uncontrollable, personal effectiveness and team effectiveness.
  4. Explain the importance of focusing on both long- and short-term goals.
  5. Develop a prioritization system that honors how they work.
  6. Employ tips and techniques to help with procrastination, interruptions and how to say "no" well.
  7. Develop a better system for email and how to communicate more effectively.
  8. Organize space to remove clutter.
  9. Explain the importance of work/life balance and identify strategies to achieve it.

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Overview: Extra Information

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Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Masha Bubela at masha.bubela@wisc.edu or 608-263-5130

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Michael Leitz

(DMIN, Lincoln Christian Univ.) is a training specialist with Accent Learning and Consulting in Stoughton, WI. Michael specializes in time management, generations in the workplace, executive coaching, leadership development, and understanding team dynamics, including how to work through conflict for personal and organizational success.

What Attendees Are Saying

" I really like the class I feel more motivated with the all information I get it. Is very helpful also to know other apps you can use in your work or in your personal life to improving your life and work"
– Alejandra Munoz, Literacy Network
"Clear info, practical ideas, great instructor, group discussion and sharing."
"Email rehab!"
"Many, many strategies that overall make a valuable plan for moving forward."
"Variety of techniques covered — lots of things to try. Nice to have everything covered in one day.
"This course gave me the tools to manage my time more effectively at work, feel more accomplished at the end of the day and set boundaries for my work and personal time. These are strategies that can be used in any situation and I know that I will refer back to them for years to come!"