Rhode Island Department of Administration
Office of Training & Development
One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 - 5867
For further information, contact Melissa Day 222-2178,
fax 222-6378, TDD 222-6144 e-mail Melissa.Day@hr.ri.gov

 

OTD


Registration Form
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CS-365 Form (Revised Form - please discard old forms)- PDF Format (The CS-365 form is for state employees applying for state incentive credit.)

Key Points:  Incentive In-Service Training Programs




OTD Course Schedule

The Office of Training and Development is extremely pleased to be partnering with the Institute for Labor Studies and Research to again co-sponsor courses for state employees. Please read the payment and registration information (located at the bottom of this webpage) carefully if you wish to register for any of the following courses.

Please continue to check this website for updates on courses.  


Effective Writing for Professionals

Fee $85

The ability to write clearly and concisely is a valuable asset. In this course, you will learn techniques to polish your writing with attention given to grammar, mechanics, and word choice; to tailor your writing for specific audiences; and to write effective and professional emails, letters, memos and reports. Feedback will be given on your specific writing needs through in-class and out-of-class assignments.

4 Fridays: May 5, 26, June 2 & 9, 2017. Note: May 5, 26, & June 9 are held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
June 2 is held from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with 1/2-hour for lunch
; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Johanna Church, Ph.D
Location: DOA

 


Computer Courses

NOTE: - All computer courses will be taught using Microsoft Office 2013 in order to give participants the advantage of becoming familiar with new program features and ribbon changes incorporated in the 2013 version.


NOTE: Changes have been made to the previously posted schedules for the courses listed below.

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Fee $135

Learn more Word features including templates, online forms, how to create a table of contents, editing comments, tracking changes, desktop publishing features, and macros. Learn shortcuts and tips that will increase your productivity. You should be a Word user who feels comfortable with the basics.

New Start Date: 5 Tuesdays beginning April 4, 2017; No class April 18; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


Microsoft Publisher

Fee $135

This exciting course will help you to create or modify a publication. You will learn how to add and edit text; and insert, delete or move pages. You will also learn formatting techniques using symbols and indenting; spacing between paragraphs; and how to format and crop pictures, wrap text around pictures and insert Word Art. During this course, you will create a newsletter, a web page and a web site. You should have adequate Word experience to feel comfortable with this new program.

New Start Date: 5 Tuesdays beginning April 4, 2017; No class April 18; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


Microsoft Access Fundamentals & Design

Fee $135

In this 15-hour course, you will learn the basic features of this powerful database program. You will learn how to search existing databases and how to create new databases; as well as how to design tables, forms, queries, and reports. This class is designed for those who are currently using Access, but have had no prior training in Access, and for those who are in the process of designing (not just using) a new database. You will be creating a database as a hands-on focus of this class. As much information is covered in this class, out-of-class assignments will be given to practice application of the material.

5 Thursdays beginning April 6, 2017; No class April 20; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


Microsoft PowerPoint

Fee $135

In this 15-hour course, you will learn how using PowerPoint effectively can greatly add to your presentations and help you to accomplish your goals. Have your information stand out by learning to create slides, add text, pictures, colors and design, transitions and set timings. We will work with slide master and design templates, and create enhanced graphical objects, charts, tables, and slide animation. In this practical, hands-on course, you will be given the tools to design a professional PowerPoint presentation. Out-of-class assignments will be given to practice application of the material covered.

5 Thursdays beginning April 6, 2017; No class April 20; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA

 


Making the Most of Microsoft Outlook: 3 - Hour Tutorial

Fee $40

Learn to navigate the Outlook interface quickly and efficiently in this one session tutorial! In this 3-hour session you will learn how to:

  • Manage messages using tags, flags, and rules
  • Organize messages using folders
  • Enhance your email messages
  • Manage your calendar
  • Manage your contacts
  • Work with tasks and notes
  • Customize the Outlook environment
New Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
NOTE: This course is not offered for incentive credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


PAYMENT & REGISTRATION:

NOTE:

  • Courses offered by OTD are filled on a first-paid basis.  A registration form must accompany your payment (a downloadable registration form is available at the top of this website).
  •  Registration and/or CS365 forms received without payment will not reserve a seat in the class.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:

NOTE: All forms of payment are payable to the Institute of Labor and Research Studies (ILSR) and submitted to the Office of Training and Development along with registration/CS365 forms.

1. Personal Check - payable to ILSR (Institute for Labor Studies and Research

2. Credit Card:
a.   Call ILSR (Institute for Labor Studies and Research) @ 401-463-9900 - be sure to tell ILSR which course you are paying for
b.   Submit credit card receipt with registration form to OTD

3. State Agency Payment - One of the following must accompany registration:

  • State check made payable to ILSR (Institute for Labor Studies and Research)
  • RIFANS Batch Report or Centralized Pay Summary Report showing the invoice number to be referenced on the issued check
  • Credit card receipt
INCENTIVE CREDIT:
For state employees interested in receiving incentive credit for these courses, rules regarding the Incentive Program will apply (see Key Points – download available at the top of website).  For example, courses must be directly related to, and level appropriate for, the employee’s job duties. CS365 forms requesting incentive approval must be received by OTD seven (7) days prior to the start of the course.  It is the course participant’s responsibility to ensure that OTD receives their incentive request. If a CS372 (incentive credit request approval letter) is not received from OTD, contact OTD (222-2178) regarding the status of the incentive credit request.