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Define the concept of equanimity from a time management perspective and why aiming for balance in your life is not only outdated, it’s impossible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 (38)
Very worthwhile
By on Nov, 05, 2020
Very worthwhile.
very informative
By on May, 31, 2021
very informative
The course was very informative and explained the material in detail
By on Apr, 05, 2021
The course was very informative and explained the material in detail.
Fantastic information
By on Mar, 30, 2021
Fantastic information
Very helpful to hear these concepts laid out in an easy to understand way
By (Engineer) on Mar, 03, 2021
Very helpful to hear these concepts laid out in an easy to understand way.
Good presentation and topics were interesting
By (Engineer) on Feb, 28, 2021
Good presentation and topics were interesting.
Very informative and extremely relevant to my occupation
By on Feb, 15, 2021
Very informative and extremely relevant to my occupation.
Excellent
By (Engineer) on Sep, 29, 2021
Excellent. Thoughts explained very well
great
By on Jan, 17, 2021
great
The speaker was skilled and gave good advice
By on Jun, 08, 2021
The speaker was skilled and gave good advice. I learned about time leadership from this.
strategic vision and weekly tactics
By on Jun, 14, 2021
strategic vision and weekly tactics
GOOD
By (Professional Organization) on Jun, 27, 2021
GOOD
Great course
By on Nov, 13, 2020
Great course
This course was interesting and informative
By on Jan, 08, 2021
This course was interesting and informative. I like how the presenter talks about the philosophy behind time management and leadership, then provides clear examples and steps to implement the philosophy as a practice. I also appreciated that the references were included at the end so that I can read those sources to learn more if I'd like.
Good Videos
By on Jun, 08, 2021
Good Videos
good concepts to employ
By on Jun, 08, 2021
good concepts to employ
Employers who want their employees to take this course to learn time management may be hesitant because one of the reasons given to do so is to use it against the employer to get a raise
By (Engineer) on Jun, 26, 2021
Employers who want their employees to take this course to learn time management may be hesitant because one of the reasons given to do so is to use it against the employer to get a raise.
NO ISSUES
By on Aug, 02, 2021
NO ISSUES.
Great course
By on May, 05, 2021
Great course.
I wish there had been some writing or slides/been a little more organized
By on Apr, 30, 2021
I wish there had been some writing or slides/been a little more organized
This course was very helpful and introduced some new concepts and re-affirmed some concepts already in use
By on Apr, 27, 2021
This course was very helpful and introduced some new concepts and re-affirmed some concepts already in use. I would highly recommend this course.
Could focus on more visuals and interactive exercises rather than the dry presentation itself
By on Apr, 19, 2021
Could focus on more visuals and interactive exercises rather than the dry presentation itself.
good content
By (Engineer) on Feb, 23, 2021
good content
The loud noise used in slide transition is extremely loud and distracts from the overall training content
By (Engineer) on Nov, 17, 2020
The loud noise used in slide transition is extremely loud and distracts from the overall training content. Please re-visit and adjust for future participants.
Flash Player not supported
By (Engineer) on Feb, 02, 2021
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Good instruction!
By on Jan, 05, 2021
Good instruction!
Helpful
By on Apr, 20, 2021
Helpful
equanimity and not balance is very beneficial
By (Engineer) on Dec, 26, 2020
equanimity and not balance is very beneficial.
met expectations
By on May, 16, 2021
met expectations
very hard to understand
By on Aug, 12, 2021
very hard to understand
a little boring
By on Dec, 15, 2020
a little boring
I found this training to be fine
By on Jun, 16, 2021
I found this training to be fine. It was a little dry and difficult to stay interested in at times. The "takeaway" sections were helpful.
Good video presentation but lackluster attention to detail in organization and question writing/editing
By on Jun, 08, 2021
Good video presentation but lackluster attention to detail in organization and question writing/editing
The course was very long but provided good information on time management
By on Jun, 01, 2021
The course was very long but provided good information on time management
Cuts between video clips were distracting, overall appreciated combination of video with text
By on Dec, 28, 2020
Cuts between video clips were distracting, overall appreciated combination of video with text
Course complete
By on Oct, 19, 2021
Course complete
This was awful training
By on Aug, 13, 2021
This was awful training. I could not focus on anything the instructor was saying because before and after each slide presentation I had to endure extremely loud "boop boop beep beeps." Please figure out how to balance audio before assigning me these trainings.
This one was real struggle
By on Aug, 31, 2021
This one was real struggle. The presenter is very boring. There is nothing on screen to keep attention. Some of the advice isn't great and, more importantly, directly conflicts with other trainings.