All of our workshops can be delivered in-house and can be tailored to your organisation’s needs. If you are interested in a specific topic area you can browse for a workshop using the categories below or contact us for further information.  These workshops are available to Commonwealth Government Agencies through the Dept of Industry Panel Contract.

Productiv_IT Microsoft Workshops

2003/07/10/13

Our Productiv_IT workshops are unique. They go beyond teaching you the basic functions available in popular Microsoft applications. Productiv_IT workshops are a range of specialised IT workshops designed to provide you with the tools and techniques to maximise your productivity. The Productiv_IT workshops are designed by IT professionals and will teach you good time management techniques and effective workflow practices to manage your work more productively.

Productiv_IT workshops focus on putting you in control of your MS Office applications with highly efficient and effective tips and procedures for getting the most from your software. Our Productiv_IT workshops are available in Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions.

Productiv_IT with Outlook

2003/07/10/13

Productiv_IT with Outlook introduces time management principles when using the popular Microsoft mail management software. Productiv_IT with Outlook is a dynamic, one-day program for users of Microsoft Outlook to maximise their productivity. This program combines good time management practices and modern technology for people who need to be at their maximum effectiveness. We show you how to configure Outlook to manage your job productively and how to stay on top of the myriad of tasks that come across your desk.

Topics covered include:

  • The effective use of tasks
  • Using categories to plan and manage your work
  • How to get the most out of your calendar
  • How to become less reactive to email

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Productiv_IT with Excel

2003/07/10/13

MS Excel is one of the most popular pieces of software ever written, however it is also the most misused. Most current training focuses on the many features of Excel but how do we use it to do our work more productively? How can I use it to solve basic business issues and make my life easier? The Productiv_IT with Excel workshop focuses on customising Excel for the end user business applications. Our IT training specialists teach you better work practices in order to achieve greater personal productivity using Microsoft Excel.

Topics covered include:

  • Laying out the worksheet & using large worksheets
  • Lists and databases
  • Working with text
  • Charting
  • Working with multiple workbooks

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Productiv_IT with Word

2003/07/10/13

Microsoft Word is a fantastic tool which every one has on their computer, unfortunately few people know how to use it well. Productiv_IT with Word is a one day workshop focused on showing you the applications for Word which will help you. We take popular business problems and workshop ways to solve them in a motivating, non threatening way. It is suggested that participants have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word before attending this workshop.

Topics covered include:

  • Outlining
  • Working with and formatting text
  • Multi-Sectioned documents
  • Using Word automatics
  • Using and managing styles

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Productiv_IT with PowerPoint

2003/07/10/13

Productiv_IT with PowerPoint is a one day workshop that combines communication theory with modern technology to help you create punchy presentations with effective visual support. We focus on showing you the applications for PowerPoint that will assist you in your workplace. We look at common business environments where you are required to present and workshop ways to maximise your use of PowerPoint in these situations.

Topics covered include:

  • Planning your presentation
  • Creating your outline
  • Adding the graphics
  • Adding animation
  • Setup & run the slide show
  • Printing & publishing
  • Media & action buttons

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Productiv_IT with MS Project

2003/07/10/13

This two day workshop introduces participants to some basic concepts of project management, and presents the range of features available in Microsoft Project to assist in the management of a project. We aim to show the learner how to use Microsoft Project to help manage a large range of projects from small to large scale. This workshop is valuable to anyone who is required to use Microsoft Project to develop a schedule of activities for a project. Attendees will learn how to efficiently plan, manage and optimise resources to achieve their project goals.

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Productiv_IT with MS Visio

2003/07/10/13

MS Visio is a software tool that enables visual communication through the creation of business drawings. On completion of this workshop you will understand how and when to apply specific functions in MS Visio to enhance flowcharts, organisation charts and other process diagrams.
You will learn lots of shortcuts and tips that will save you time when using MS Visio and make you feel less stressed.

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Other Technology Courses

Acorn Training delivers other Information Technology courses upon request. We have a series of packages available covering Microsoft Office (2003, 2007 & 2010) and Microsoft Windows as well as courses for Managers, Executive Assistants, or new users.

Acorn can also develop and deliver Information Technology Courses to suit your needs across a range of disciplines – web, virtualisation, storage, security and IT Service Management, monitoring and reporting. Contact John to discuss your requirements.

Productiv_IT with Outlook for Executive Assistants

This workshop is designed to assist EAs in achieving good time management practices through the use of modern technology. The trainer shows you how to set up Outlook, to manage your workflow and group projects more productively. Learn tips on how to use Outlook to cope with the demanding role of performing as an Executive Assistant.

Topics covered include:

  • Tips for managing your work and your bosses
  • How to coordinate group calendars
  • Techniques for assigning tasks and organising meetings
  • Keeping on top of email

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Productiv_IT with MS Office 2010/13

Are you an user of Office 2003/2007 who is updating to Office 2010 or 2013? If you are then this dynamic one day workshop is just what you need to help you learn to maximise the new features of Office 2010. This workshop combines good work practices and modern technology for people to be more effective in the use of IT tools. We teach you how to use each of the main applications and how to pass information between them. Find out how to get the benefits from the hidden power in MS Office 2010 and learn faster ways to perform common functions.

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Productiv_IT with Office for Executive Assistants

Productiv_IT with Office for Executive Assistants is a dynamic workshop for executive assistants to help them get the most out of MS Office. Find out how to get the benefits from the hidden power in MS Office and learn faster ways to perform common functions.

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