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



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.  

Advanced Workplace Writing

Fee $85

Now that you know the sins of grammar and how to write clearly and concisely, Advanced Workplace Writing will continue to enhance your writing skills in a more advanced, workshop-driven class. You will write more advanced letters, an actual report using source material, minutes, agendas, and summaries. More difficult grammar and mechanics concepts will be introduced. Peer-review will be utilized, and you are encouraged to bring to class your own workplace samples to improve. Assessment will be an in-class writing assignment during the last hour of the last class. Much of this class will be spent writing! Note: Though not required, it is strongly recommended that participants complete Effective Writing or Effective Writing for Professionals before taking this course.

5 Fridays: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, and November 10, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Johanna Church, Ph.D
Location: DOA - 2nd floor Conf. Rm. B


Computer Courses

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 August 1, 2017; 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.

5 Tuesdays beginning August 1, 2017; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location: DOA


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 Thursdays beginning August 3, 2017; 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 August 3, 2017; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; 1/2 credit
Instructor: Lisa Pagano, MS
Location:  DOA




  • 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.


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
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.