Managing Multiple Tasks, Priorities and Deadlines

Why Attend

Visions and goals are achieved when tasks are understood, priorities are established and deadlines are properly set. This course is designed to help participants develop the right capabilities to manage tasks, evaluate and establish the right priorities, and schedule activities based on clearly established deadlines. The course covers different methods and techniques to encourage task ownership while coordinating with other team members. It also covers how to influence those around us by properly setting expectations and seeing tasks through to successful completion.

Course Methodology

The course uses self-assessment and a wide mix of business cases that promote healthy discussions around the importance of managing multiple tasks, deadlines, and priorities. Participants will benefit from role plays covering workplace challenges related to handling tasks, deadlines, and priorities. They will learn how to deal with conflicts that may arise as a result. Interactive team exercises are also used with each team presenting their findings and comments.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the link between strategic planning and task accomplishment
  • Describe task objectives, constraints, and stakeholders
  • Set task priorities and deadlines
  • Improve task outcomes when working in groups and teams
  • Communicate, justify and persuade others when it comes to changes to task assignments

Target Audience

This course targets professionals, from all industries, who want to acquire essential skills to create and develop an effective and efficient workplace environment. It is designed for team leaders, supervisors, managers and section heads who are interested in improving their personal productivity or that of the people they manage or work with, whether on a project or within a department. The course also serves as a solid foundation for those who are keen on assuming a supervisory or managerial role as the next step in their career.

Target Competencies

  • Self-management
  • Goal setting
  • Scheduling
  • Task management
  • Conflict management
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Dealing with change


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to tasks in a business environment
    • Role of self-management in managing tasks
    • Overview of task management
      • The task PTTR lifecycle
      • Task management principles
    • Task management and the business environment
    • An organizational perspective on work accomplishment
      • Building value mindset in every task
    • Impact of company strategy on task management
    • Role of organizational structures in getting tasks done
  • Importance of planning in task management
    • Managerial functions and tasks
    • Task management skills
    • Dealing with task constraints
    • Goals, objectives, and tasks
      • From SMART objectives to SMART tasks
    • Scopes of work and task assignments
    • Identifying and managing task stakeholders
    • Task-related risks
  • Setting task priorities and deadlines
    • How we deal with tasks – an assessment
    • Task management and work
    • Planning, scheduling and meeting deadlines
    • Task management and the development of priorities
    • Managing meetings, e-mails, and interruptions
    • ‘To do’ lists and managing priorities
    • Time wasters, procrastination and immediate demands
    • Tasks and automation
    • Task management and stress​
  • Tasks and shared responsibilities
    • Skills needed when assistance is needed
    • The four rights of delegation
    • Working effectively with others
    • Interpersonal skills and task accomplishment
    • Personal work styles and task accomplishment
    • Flexibility and versatility
    • Improving task productivity
  • Changing tasks effectively
    • Improving task learning and understanding
    • Communicating changes to task assignments
    • Employee reactions to changes in task assignments
      • The importance of engagement and ownership
    • Overcoming natural resistance to changing tasks
    • Managing changes to tasks effectively
    • Personal plans and self-management