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Timemanage yourself and your work


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 this training you will learn to improve your effectivity at work 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.

In addition, in the computer session you will work in your own digital workspace to clean up and reorganize your inbox, and to increase your productivity with Google Mail, Calendar and Tasks. You will create a more transparent workflow and will get grip on your calendar and email.

Intended for

All employees of the University of Groningen, Academic and Support staff, who manage a diverse set of tasks, projects and responsibilities, and who are (for a large part) self responsible for planning the work.

UMCG employees can also register for this course. Additional digital course materials are available for Microsoft Outlook.


  • What is time management?
  • How to improve your workflow efficiency.
  • Setting priorities in work and in your life.
  • Planning your work.
  • How to deal with procrastination, internal and external disruptions.
  • Saying ‘No’ when you need to.
  • How to get your email under control (theory and computer sessions).
  • Google Mail, Calendar and Tasks: inbox versus priority box, efficiently labeling and archiving email, organize your tasks and projects in Tasks, monitor waiting-for items, working with filters, shortcut keys, how to use the calendar, lifehacking tips for working more effectively, other software tips (computer session).

    A fter this course you:
  • have insight in your working behavior and where you are working inefficiently;
  • know how to manage yourself to get the important things done;
  • can effectively process email (spend less time on it); have an empty inbox every day;
  • have your email, tasks and appointments efficiently organized in Google Apps;
  • are better in planning and prioritizing your work;
  • are more in control over the choices you make;
  • can handle disruptions from colleagues or from within yourself more effectively;
  • know how to deal with your procrastinating behavior.


Renée Niessen, trainer time management, RCN Advies en Training


Autumn 2023 (English)
Tuesday, September 12 from 9am to 5pm
Tuesday, September 26 from 9am to 5pm
Tuesday, October 17 from 9am to 12:30pm

De Lichtkoepel, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 42, 9712 EL Groningen

Course fee

€ 750,-

Maximum number of participants



Jildou Spoelstra, Projectleider Duurzame Inzetbaarheid

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