RedVector RV-10868

AEC Success: Time Management and Billable Hours

AEC Success: Time Management and Billable Hours

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10868

SME: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP

Average Rating

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Unlike money or aptitude, time is the one commodity that every person on the earth has the exact same amount of each day. What is needed is a new way of thinking about managing our time. In this interactive online course we will cover multi-tasking, delegating, and back-to-back scheduling. You will get tactics and tools to make the most of your time and what's most important to you.
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts of time management and the importance of viewing time as a non-renewable resource
  • Explain the importance of having a personal time investment strategy and be knowledgeable to employ this type of strategy in your life so you use your time on the most important things and live proactively versus reactively
  • Define the concept of equanimity from a time management perspective and why aiming for balance in your life is not only outdated, it’s impossible
  • Employ the seven tactics for scheduling your ideal week, using your time investment strategy and the concept of equanimity
  • Describe how a time management strategy can apply to billable hours in a firm
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP Photo

Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster.  His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.

 

Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.

 

Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast.  He currently lives near Cambridge, England.

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Course Reviews (30)
good class
By (Engineer) on Apr, 22, 2020
good class.
good class
By (Engineer) on Apr, 22, 2020
good class.
good class
By (Engineer) on Apr, 22, 2020
good class.
Clear and concise information presented
By (Engineer) on Apr, 16, 2020
Clear and concise information presented
Great course with great information
By on Dec, 12, 2019
Great course with great information.
I especially liked the explanation of the concept of equanimity
By (Engineer) on Dec, 20, 2019
I especially liked the explanation of the concept of equanimity.
n/a
By (Other) on Jan, 06, 2020
n/a
good class
By (Engineer) on Apr, 22, 2020
good class.
Nice Work
By (Contractor / Trades) on Apr, 21, 2020
Nice Work
There were a lot of good tips for entry level individuals and the presenter was engaging
By on Apr, 17, 2020
There were a lot of good tips for entry level individuals and the presenter was engaging.
I am happy that the course explained that balance is not the goal while equanimity is
By on May, 13, 2020
I am happy that the course explained that balance is not the goal while equanimity is.
good
By on May, 03, 2020
good
great course to show people how to budget time wisely and remind us how to do it
By on Apr, 17, 2020
great course to show people how to budget time wisely and remind us how to do it
Good practices for being effective in life and work
By (Architect) on Dec, 04, 2019
Good practices for being effective in life and work.
excellent review, provided good food for thought and strategies for time management
By on Nov, 14, 2019
excellent review, provided good food for thought and strategies for time management
Good presenter good info
By (Engineer) on Oct, 05, 2019
Good presenter good info
First time working for an engineering firm so very helpful
By on Sep, 19, 2019
First time working for an engineering firm so very helpful
Short and punctual
By on Jun, 17, 2020
Short and punctual
N/A
By on Jun, 22, 2020
N/A
This would be better if it was directed solely to employees, leaving out the tips for management
By (Engineer) on May, 22, 2020
This would be better if it was directed solely to employees, leaving out the tips for management.
The presenter did a good job
By (Engineer) on Jun, 09, 2020
The presenter did a good job. There was a breadth of good advice in the training.
good presentation
By on Aug, 09, 2019
good presentation
Some of the test questions were a slightly hidden within the material
By on Jan, 07, 2020
Some of the test questions were a slightly hidden within the material. A lesson learned on how I will study the next time.
Asked questions out of sequence with the lesson
By (Engineer) on Nov, 20, 2019
Asked questions out of sequence with the lesson
thanks
By (Professional Organization) on Jul, 05, 2020
thanks
Quality of information was fine, but lack of capitalization throughout the presentations are amateurish
By on Feb, 21, 2020
Quality of information was fine, but lack of capitalization throughout the presentations are amateurish
Does not coincide with the other time management classes
By on Feb, 07, 2020
Does not coincide with the other time management classes.
The material was hard to grasp
By on Nov, 13, 2019
The material was hard to grasp. Presentation was hard to follow
These courses make it difficult to understand the important parts
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jul, 02, 2020
These courses make it difficult to understand the important parts. The mini quizzes do not help with the actual quiz
Boring & monotone
By on Jun, 03, 2020
Boring & monotone. No emphasis on the really important items and the reviews and test were not in line with the presentation.