Free workshop for members

Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Tony Benn House
Victoria Street Bristol

Juggling different pieces of work and completing each to deadline is a typical and often difficult challenge for most freelance professionals. This workshop will help you learn key strategies and skills for managing your time more efficiently and effectively.

Apply online by 19 Feb

Workshop content

Does time just seem to slip away from you? Do you find that you never have enough time to dedicate to your projects, let alone your admin? When you do get a free moment, do you use it wisely (even have fun) or waste it? Do you wish time was your friend, rather than your foe?

If the answer is yes to any of these, this course will help you improve your time management and your freelance work rate. You will learn more about:

  • The realities of time and how to use them to your advantage.
  • The 7 x D’s of time management, and how to implement them.
  • Going with the flow – rock and water techniques.
  • Why tomatoes are key to time management.
  • Getting your OATS!
  • The holy trio – key features of effective time managers.

Expected learning outcomes

  • Better understanding about internal barriers to better time management.
  • Knowledge of practical techniques that increase efficiency and creativity.
  • Improved use of time and resources in your freelance life – and outside!
  • Overcoming admin challenges the easy way.
  • Creation of your own personalised time management plan to use in the future.

Who should attend

Any freelance who faces challenges in managing the time they have in their lives.


No formal qualifications are necessary just a willingness to gain awareness of the techniques that support your career progress.

Tutor: Toby Reynolds

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself. NOTE: 1. If we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap. 2. At the workshop, we are required to undertake a short equality & diversity survey. The information provided will be treated in the strictest of confidence and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will help in our commitment to E & D.

IMPORTANT: Unfortunately we cannot always offer everyone who applies a place due to high demand. We set up a waiting list and contact people if there are cancellations. If you do NOT receive confirmation that you have secured a place, please do not turn up on the day because we will not be able to admit you. However, please keep applying because we work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to attend at some point.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand. All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726


Business skills training
for creative freelances