(Online) Manage Your Time, Don't Let it Manage You: Time Management and Organization

New! If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer!). Click here to learn more.

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We’re all busy. Being overly stressed isn’t a badge of honor, it’s a hindrance to doing what we want to do. The pandemic didn’t make it any easier with time demands (e.g., emails increased 5%). However, what if you could accomplish more in a forty-hour week than your current fifty, sixty, or seventy-hour work week? What if your success was simply a matter of working smarter, not harder? Additionally, what if you did it with better quality, found more time to build relationships, and strategically improved the business? Good time management and organizational skills are a must. In this short professional development program, you’ll learn how to better manage and organize your time to increase your productivity and improve your work/life balance.



Please sign up for the interest list and we’ll let you know if/when future program dates are announced. We also recommend inquiring about custom programs.



This dynamic program will be offered synchronously via Zoom—you’ll need access to a stable internet connection. The Hutchinson Center has a limited number of computers (and plenty of Wi-Fi to go around). If you’d like to participate virtually via the Hutchinson Center, please request support via the form here.



  • Clear distinction between work and life balance
  • Increased productivity (personal and professional)
  • Strengthened commitments with greater flexibility
  • Less emails (almost guaranteed!)
  • Better planning for reduced worry



We will explore:

  • How to effectively balance work and life
  • Real conversations about multi-tasking
  • Individualizing routines and planning based on your own individual styles
  • Managing your calendar and email without needing special productivity apps
  • How communication, prioritization and decision-making influence time management and organization



Everything we do has time management implications. This program is designed to benefit anyone who wants to improve their time management and organizational skills that match their styles and personalities, especially:

  • Business leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Educators
  • Managers
  • Municipal employees
  • Nonprofit workers
  • Students
  • Researchers
  • All levels of employees 

The online format of this course makes it possible for participants from across the globe to participate. A stable internet connection and the ability to participate in this synchronous sessions as it’s happening are required.

Not sure if this program is right for you? Contact us at um.fhc.pd@maine.edu or 207.338.8002 and we can help you figure it out.



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Tom Dowd (also known as “Transformation Tom”!) received a communications degree from the University of Delaware. He is a prize-winning speaker, and an award-winning and Amazon best-selling author, trainer and coach. As a member of Toastmasters International, Dowd exhibits consistent success in speech competitions and achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster status in 2015. Dowd utilized his 25+ years of experience in the financial and customer service industry to start Thomas Dowd Professional Development and Coaching, LLC, where he helps people to creatively find their own paths to success.




New! If your employer is a compact member of the Harold Alfond Center for the Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, you may be eligible to take this program at no cost to yourself (or your employer!). Click here to learn more.

Click here for more information about paying for your professional development, including information about need-based scholarships, group discounts and tips on how to get your employer on board. 

Current UMaine students are eligible for a 20% discount. Use code STUDENT20 at checkout.






1 hr / .1 CEU

Certificate of completion

Learn more about Continuing Education Units here.



For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator, um.fhc.pd@maine.edu; 207.338.8002.

Interested in customizing a professional development program for your business, organization or team?

We can help you create an exclusive professional development program that meets your dynamic needs. Learn more.