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Co-op supervisors and managers are not only responsible for completing their own work on time, they're responsible for the productivity of their team members. It's easy to become overwhelmed trying to keep track of what needs to be done when and by whom. This course covers best practices for prioritizing tasks, improving your concentration, planning workload, improving how your teams operate, and dealing with common distractions. You'll learn tools, methods and techniques to help you set goals, prioritize, schedule work and delegate tasks to enhance productivity.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Calculate the cost of wasted time at your co-op.
  • Recognize the myths surrounding productivity and pinpoint the ones that actually make you less productive.
  • Reduce the number of interruptions you experience during your workday.
  • Determine which of the most popular time management systems will work well for you and your team.
  • Prioritize yours and your team’s tasks, and plan out your workload.
  • Analyze work processes for inefficiencies and pain points.
  • Implement three techniques for addressing the workplace bad habits of endless emails and mindless meetings.

KEY TOPICS
  • Productivity busters and boosters
  • The supervisor’s responsibility for team productivity and quality of their work product
  • How multitasking makes you less productive
  • Procrastination: how to combat it and how to use it productively
  • Importance of goal-setting
  • Popular time management techniques
  • Prioritizing your work
  • Workload planning basics
  • Delegating effectively
  • Business process reengineering
  • Combating endless email (or texts)
  • Causes of unproductive, costly meetings and how to improve them

NEW! Leadership Skills Assessment

Drawn from the Electric Cooperative Employee Competencies, our new Leadership Skills Assessment was designed to help you understand which of NRECA's supervisory, management and leadership courses and events may be most appropriate for you. Learn more.


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CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Supervisor and Manager Development Program

CREDITS
  • NRECA – 1 credit
  • CEU – 0.6 credits
Testimonials

Read What Past Participants Say About the Course

"This course will help me and my staff to become efficient with our time, which will help our productivity. This [course] will help [you] reorganize and set priorities for projects and daily responsibility."

Lisa Queen, Member Service Supervisor, South Central Power Co., Lancaster, Ohio

"Really excellent ideas and methods to manage time. This is a fantastic class for any supervisor, new or seasoned, who has issues with managing time based around work and projects needing completion."
Paul Clauder, Supervisor of Technical Services, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Inc., Greenville, Texas

"We all need to manage our time better. This class helps with that."
Candy Hicks, Office Manager, Claiborne Electric Cooperative, Inc., Homer, Louisiana

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