IN CONTROL Program online - Work smarter, Not harder
What do you learn in the IN CONTROL program? Some of the things you will learn include:
Discover smart features within Outlook and Teams that will save you hours of time.
Who are the best customers and stakeholders within your company or the company you work for?
Learn to say no and delegate more effectively.
Learn how to effectively say no, communicate, and delegate tasks.
The IN CONTROL program has helped me organize my work a lot better and efficient.
The program has helped me manage my time well and get a better overview of what the work planning is. I am now able to manage my calendar and tasks a lot better.
In a nutshell, the program has helped me achieve the following:
– Better and efficient use of outlook and its features.
– Outlook is no longer an email only program to me.
– I do not miss a task now. The creating tasks out of emails are a lifesaver.
– The personal sessions are helpful in finding solutions together to everyday problems.
– Smarter way to say no is helping me bringdown work related stress and prevents from overcommitting.
Thank you very much Eva.
Quite a few new tips
I chose to take this course, as I often experienced a heavy work load in Outlook, with well over 300 e-mails a week to process. I was hopeful the course would grant me more clarity, better prioritization and better response times on the e-mails I need to answer for my work. I found the course helpful and useful, having learned a different/more optimal way of working that really increases the speed you can manage your mailbox with.
I would rate the value of this course a solid 8 out of 10, depending on your level of expertise with Microsoft Outlook. Prior to the program I would have classified myself as an advanced user, and yet there are a quite a few new tips and tricks I did not know about in extensive detail. You are able to take the courses in English or Dutch. The program is a wide array of videos that you can watch at a time that best suits you, in combination with planning and personal coaching sessions by Eva. Eva comes across as an expert in the usage of Outlook and experienced in ensuring that the work you take on stays in control and clear in scope.
The amount of material means that to learn all that is offered quite a substantial time investment is required, which you can fasten slightly by increasing the speed of the videos, and being selective on whether each video is useful to you; not every video will be equally valuable, but as a full package overall there is a lot there to learn from.
Besides teaching the optimal usage of MS Outlook, prioritizing your tasks, going into calendar functions, automatic sorting, advanced usage of tasks and standardizing of repetitive e-mails, focus also goes to challenging your way of prioritizing thinking (being selective into which tasks you take on), as well as newer MS tools, such as Teams.
I especially recommend the program heartily to any new employee or new user of corporate Outlook, such as trainees and new recruits. Coaching by Eva is personal, amicable, but professional and dedicated. You are challenged to agree to timelines and keeping pace in the program. If you are able to invest the time and you are not an absolute expert in Outlook yet, there will be something for you to learn here.
Pete Schelvis -Senior Associate - Leverage Finance at Rabobank Wholesale Banking (grade 9)
Amit Allway Business Developer | Finance - Risk Business GRID at ABN AMRO (grade 9)