Managing your time with Thunderbird and its plug-ins
This training course combines our Time Management course with the guidelines for applying the principles of Thunderbird and its plug-ins environment. It is not required to have access to a computer station for the training course, since we will provide you with a complete illustrated configuration guide for Thunderbird and its plug-ins with step-by-step instructions. The user guide will also serve you as a workbook and reference guide. Mastering the use of Tasks is a key-element in efficient time management. Hence our training course puts a lot of emphasis on the Task tool of the software. Various options and strategic approaches offered by the Thunderbird and its plug-ins environment will be explored in this training course. At the end of this training, you will have acquired time management principles, you will be familiar with best practices and you will know how to apply them in the Thunderbird environment.

> To optimize the management of your time
> To fully take advantage of what Thunderbird and its expansion modules can offer for time management
> To centralize your time management into one single tool

This training course is offered to all employees and managers, because we all have time to manage regardless of our role or position in the enterprise. For an enterprise to develop an authentic time management culture, each individual must master the fundamentals of sound time management and become proficient with the related techniques.

  • Identifying and mastering your Time Management processes
  • Getting rid of accumulated paper and virtual documents
  • Combining everything in one single tool
  • Transforming Thunderbird and its plug-ins into a powerful navigating tool
  • Optimising the various Thunderbird and plug-ins commands
  • Creating tasks with Thunderbird and its plug-ins tools according to the best time management principles
  • Managing tasks and calendar together
  • Efficiently manage your Inbox as well as the emails with associated tasks
  • Having a good filing system for your emails
  • Managing and controlling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Mastering internal and external communications
  • Decreasing the various sneaky ``time-wasters``
  • Handling emergencies and the unanticipated events
  • Controlling and governing deadlines
  • Conducting good follow-ups and never forgetting anything
  • Efficiently planning daily, midterm and long term activities
  • Governing your use of time according to your real priorities


    The method by which we manage time is without a doubt one of the most important processes of a business. Mastering time management is the foundation of all improvement endeavours. The strong point of our training course resides in its practical and technical approach of time management. We think that it is first and foremost a skill, built upon acquired know-how. Our method is simple and usable in all work situations. Our commitment is to provide participants with tangible tools to significantly improve individual and team efficiency.

    • Introduction: the value of time
    • Identifying the most common hurdles to time management
    • Identifying and defining your own time management process
    • How to set up a thorough time management system
    • Applying the WHEN principle
    • Linking Thunderbird with Time Management
    • Configuration of Thunderbird and its plug-ins to optimize the Task tool
    • Adapting the configuration of Task views to various situations
    • Creating tasks according to time management best practices
    • Why your Inbox should be empty at the end of the day and how to do it
    • Email lifecycle and management
    • How to improve email management at receiving and sending
    • How to manage some emails with task function
    • How to disable alerts at receiving emails
    • Creating performing messaging rules
    • Project management with Thunderbird and its plug-ins Tools
    • The importance of combining everything in one single tool
    • Managing long tasks and various projects with Thunderbird and its plug-ins tools
    • Breaking down tasks or projects into subtasks
    • Managing the subtasks of a long task or projects
    • The ``immediate action syndrome``
    • Methods for managing novelty and keeping track
    • Tips for never forgetting anything
    • Taking your manageable time into consideration
    • Grouping tasks
    • Skillfully managing telecommunications
    • Centralizing internal communications
    • Negotiating the use of your time
    • Time management methodology as a collaborative instrument for working teams
    • Effective communication
    • The art of delegation and accepting a mandate
    • Balancing your workload
    • Establishing priorities
    • Planning for short, medium and long term
    • Your personal action plan

      • Interactive presentations
      • Real-life examples
      • Demonstrations of proposed methodologies
      • Practical exercises
      • Personal action plans produced during training course

      • Complete reference guide
      • Software configuration guide for Thunderbird and its plug-ins environment
      • Self-evaluation test

        This training is offered on-site and is tailored to your needs. We invite you to contact us or prices and availabilities.

        Find out more about our preferential rates policy to see if you are eligible.

        René-Louis Comtois

        Johanne Bertrand

        Mélanie Drainville

        David Mascolo

        Isabelle Gagné

        Monique Dallaire

        Jean-Luc Dion

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