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




Coming soon to a computer near you!

The Department of Administration and the Rhode Island Office of Learning and Development are pleased to announce the imminent introduction of the State’s new learning management system (LMS), a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses and training programs for State of Rhode Island employees.
Stay tuned for details regarding the roll out of this exciting new training option for State employees!

 

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.  


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.

5 Tuesdays beginning October 2, 2018; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA Ground Floor - Computer Lab A

 



Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Fee $135

Learn more Excel features including charts, database functions, macros, and pivot tables. Discover ways to customize your Excel program, and learn shortcuts and tips that will increase your productivity. You should be an Excel user who feels comfortable with the basics.

5 Tuesdays beginning October 2, 2018; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA Ground Floor - Computer Lab A

 



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.

4 Thursdays beginning October 18, and Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor – Computer Lab A

 


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.
4 Thursdays beginning October 18, and Tuesday, November 13, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor - Computer Lab A

 


Microsoft Access Power User

Fee $135

This course is designed to take you to the next level in MS Access design. Learn more advanced techniques in creating Tables, Forms and Queries. Create reports with QBE in the background for easy report design. Students will be encouraged to bring in projects that they are working on, to share techniques for development. Students must be proficient in MS Access basic design skills for tables, queries, forms and reports.
5 Tuesdays beginning November 20, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor – Computer Lab A

 


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 Tuesdays beginning November 20, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor – Computer Lab A

 


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.
5 Thursdays beginning November 29, 2018; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor – Computer Lab A

 


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.
5 Thursdays beginning November 29, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA Ground Floor - Computer Lab A

 

 

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.