Personal time management

07 September 2022
campus Diepenbeek


Do you feel like you are juggling multiple projects and tasks, more than you can handle at the same time? Do you often start with a plan to get your big project moving forward, but then things happen and you end up with less than the ideal amount of time to get it done? Do you lack structure and focus to identify the key priorities or feel that the task ahead is impossibly large?

In this time management course you will learn how your mind works and how you can develop habits that create focus and getting things done. We will look at the big picture, work life balance and hands on tools on optimizing your workflow. This course teaches you how to improve your personal effectiveness. It leverages several models and insights from scientific literature. During the workshop you will put these models into practice based on your priorities, agenda, to-do lists... Together we will focus on how to: grow your personal circle; grow with the end in mind and grow with focus.

The training will be a live training, where you will be putting theoretical models in practice, starting on your own to-do list and agenda. The focus is on your expectations, your questions and your needs. You will be doing the work, via individual exercises, small group exercises and action planning.

Please note: the training is the 1 day version of Grow your Self-Leadership training, so if you followed that training in the past this will repeat previous training content.

Learning outcomes

After having attended this workshop, you will ...

  • identify moments of personal choice,
  • increase your personal effectiveness,
  • set clear personal long and short term goals,
  • create habits and a plan, to overcome procrastination, driving your focus to your goals.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • personal effectiveness:
    • self-development
    • self-confidence
  • task-orientedness:
    • organisation and coordination
    • progress monitoring
    • result-orientedness


For whom?

  • PhD students & postdocs
  • 16 places available

When and where?

  • September 07, 2022 - 09:00-17:00
  • Location: campus Diepenbeek, building D, room A4


Before the training, participants will be asked to share their learning objectives for the training and complete an online strengths finder assessment.


  • Register here from June 21, 2022 on.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH: category 'research management & communication skills' - workshop on general research skills
  • DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - compulsory elective course
  • DS ST: category 'research management' - course aimed at developing general research skills

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