Skills Development Training

Skills Development Training:  The Office of Human Resources’ Training and Professional Development team offers staff and faculty technical skill building trainings to enhance their personal and professional development skills. These Skills Development trainings include a variety of courses including:

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Word 2013- Intro Training: Microsoft® Word 2013 offers enhanced features to help you create professional-quality documents, collaborate with your peers and expanded access to your files. In this online training series, you will learn about the new interface, and the basics of how to create high-quality documents that you can be proud of.

Excel 2013- Intro Training: Microsoft Excel 2013 is a powerful spreadsheet application that is perfect for maintaining long lists of data, budgets, sales figures and other data. In this online series of training tutorials, we'll show you how to navigate through the basics of Excel and use some new features including Skycloud -- which allows you to share and store files in a location where you can access them with any computer that has Excel. Additionally, you'll learn how to create tables, move information around with ease, and use formulas that can calculate the totals of everything from a monthly budget to a loan payment. Microsoft 2013 has been redesigned and several common functions are now much easier to use. This training series will make sure you get the most out of the program.

PowerPoint 2013- Intro Training: PowerPoint® 2013 is one of the most used programs in the Microsoft® Office® Suite. In this online training series, you will learn about the new interface and how to make your presentations look professional and polished. From customizing ribbons and toolbars and adding transitions and animation effects to exporting your presentation as a video file, this series of tutorials will allow you to get the most out of PowerPoint 2013.

PowerPoint 2016- Present and Share: PowerPoint® 2016 includes many tools to help you present and share your presentation. In this online training series, we will explore the tools and view that will help you best deliver your presentation.

Effective Presentation Design- There are some bad presentations out there, but yours won’t be one of them after watching this online training workshop on designing an effective presentation.  In addition to looking at some things that go into visual presentations, you’ll take a look at why color is important, why big photos are good, and why clip art isn’t. You’ll also learn more about how good storytelling is at the heart of a good presentation, and how you can structure and organize your presentation and handouts to most effectively communicate your idea to your intended audience.

Google Docs Creating, Formatting, Organizing and Editing- Google Docs is a powerful word processing program that offers several unique features other word processing programs don't have. In this series of tutorials we'll guide you through the basics of using Google Docs and highlight several unique features that will save you time, effort, and help get the most out of this free program.