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
- *Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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 - FULL

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

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Fee $135

Learn the basics of this powerful Windows word processing program. Learn how to create, edit, and print documents; import graphics; and print labels. Use Word's many formatting features to improve the way you communicate.

Note the compressed schedule
3 Tuesdays: May 23 & 30, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hr. lunch) and June 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Fee $135

Learn the basics of this powerful and popular spreadsheet program. Create formulas, graphs and linked spreadsheets; copy and paste within and between spreadsheets; and learn many more features in the easy-to-use Excel environment. Knowledge of Windows is needed.

Note the compressed schedule
3 Thursdays: May 25 & June 1, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (1/2 hr. lunch) and June 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA
 


Making the Most of Microsoft Outlook: 3 - Hour Tutorial - CANCELED

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.