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Practical skills... time management and taking control

Learn valuable tools to manage and take control of your time.

Date: 03 March 2020

Location: London

Time: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

This event is now fully booked. To be added to the waitlist please click here

View other dates and locations:
9 July, Glasgow | 12 November, London

In this course, our experienced trainers will help you take control of increasingly challenging workloads. 

You’ll be shown techniques that you can apply immediately. Increase your confidence and buy yourself more time to deliver the best care to your patients, and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Decide for yourself what you would like to focus on, and choose from three subjects in our afternoon sessions. We’ll split into smaller groups so that you can learn about your chosen subject.

You will learn how to:

  • communicate assertively
  • negotiate and influence
  • delegate effectively
  • manage your time, and yourself better


What to expect on this course


Key features

  • highly relevant and practical teaching 
  • learn in a group of no more than 30 people
  • content will be tailored to the needs of those in the room
  • have your questions answered by experts
  • network and learn with your peers
  • certificate of attendance (6 CPD hours)


09:00 - 09:30 Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 12:30 Time management
Sophia Bourne,
Trevor Bibic
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 16:10 Choose from two subjects:

Assertive communication
Facilitator: Sophia Bourne
We differentiate assertive behaviour from passivity, aggression, and passive aggression, and discuss where and why we find it challenging to be assertive. We work on building confidence, and setting boundaries for ourselves and others. Finally, we learn and model the language of assertiveness, constructing responses that help us deal with common challenging patient and colleague scenarios.

Managing your response to workload pressure
Facilitator: Sophia Bourne
Starting off by understanding our pressure responses, we will unpack expectations of us as doctors – both our own and those of others. By encouraging greater self-awareness and reflection, we will start to understand our flash points and triggers. From this, we will explore ways of managing our responses to establish greater control and strengthen our ability to handle work pressure.

Planning and organisation
Facilitator: Trevor Bibic
We look at your current methods, evaluating what is and isn’t working. After exploring barriers and enables to effective planning, we look at a range of techniques for you to set-up efficient systems that enable better management of your time.
16:10 - 16:40 Reflection and summary


Member: £150

Non-Member: £220 

Join us as a member today and secure your place at the reduced rate. 

View the booking terms and conditions and the BMA privacy policy

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BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP


BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP



BMA Learning and Development Team

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 020 7874 0743

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