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Time management - workshop series


Do you recognize this? Occasionally, or more often, you feel overwhelmed by everything you have to do at work; you do not have a clear overview of your workload; your inbox is out of control; you switch from task to task and you do not know which task to do first.


In four interactive Time management workshops you will learn to improve your effectivity at work and to get back on track. You will gain insight in your personal inefficiencies at work and you will get tools to manage yourself and your work in order to increase your productivity and to experience peace of mind.

Intended for

Intended for All Staff and all PhD students


Workshop 1 E-mail under control and a to-do list that works

  • Learn to deal with incoming email effectively. Clean up your inbox, simplify your archive and adopt an effective workflow. Put tasks in a to-do list that works for you and achieve overview over your work and experience piece of mind.

Workshop 2 The big rocks in your life, career and work

  • In this workshop you will be challenged to reflect on your priorities at three different levels, your life, your career and your daily work process. In case you realize that you spend too little time or energy on you priorities, you will be encouraged to take action.

Workshop 3 Enhance your focus at work

  • Internal and external disruptions are disastrous for your productivity. The same goes for procrastination and multitasking. In this workshop you will investigate what your personal timewasters are and you will get tools to enhance focus and concentration and to minimize disruptions.

Workshop 4 Keeping up the good work

  • In the previous workshops you acquired new tools to work more effectively. Probably you already changed some of your working habits. In this workshop you will reflect on the changes you implemented; which new working habits are working for you and how can you further improve? How do you prevent falling back into old habits and stay on track?

Note: to benefit most from the training it is strongly advised to attend all workshops.

  • Nice that it's interactive and that you shift from topic to topic in a natural way.
  • Best that our teacher knows from experience how to deal with time issues.


Renée Niessen ( is a productivity trainer who is passionate about productivity and helping people to organize their work more effectively. Her motivation originates from het previous working experience as a laboratory specialist and staff member at the department of Genetics of the University Medical Center Groningen.

Dates and location

Autumn 2019 (4 evenings total)

Wednesday 18 September 6pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 9 October 6pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 30 October 6pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday 20 November 6pm - 7:30pm

Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, The Studio (room 0202)

Course fee

€ 195,-

Maximum number of participants



Silvia Huisman ,

Last modified:12 March 2019 12.07 p.m.