On November 27th, 2013 the CyHRMA in collaboration with the Career Office of the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service of the University of Cyprus organized a workshop on “Effective Time Management” which was targeted at students.
After a series of presentations, by Mrs. Christothea Katemi, Human Resource Management Professional and Mrs. Aleen Andreou, Programme Director at PeopleAchieve and Human Resources Consultant, the participants had the opportunity to gain useful guidelines and tools that will help them better manage their time and eventually increase their productivity.
By the end of the presentations, some participants were asked to answer the following questions:
With regard to the first question, participants mentioned that they were impressed most by the way the presentation was structured and delivered. In response to the second question, participants were focused on the practical tips given to them, and especially on the importance and the way they prioritize the goals they set on a daily basis. In response to the question “What new did you learn?” participants mainly focused on the “SMART” goal setting process and the way they manage their work and tasks. Specifically, a student in the Economics Department of the University of Cyprus, said that he should do “the difficult things first and the easy ones later”, whereas so far he was doing “the reverse… I was doing the easy things first, focusing on details and later not doing the important ones”. In response to the last question, participants expressed their satisfaction with the workshop while others reported that the presentation had surpassed their expectations.