Technical Education & Outreach Workshops


Why should I attend a workshop?

Do it for your professional development! These workshops are specifically designed to teach you new skills that you can use at work right away. Not only will you be sharpening your skills, you’ll also be contributing to the success of your department.

What if I can’t make it to the available workshop times?

You can consider taking one of the online certificate tracks that you can do at your own pace. You can also email us at to set up a one-on-one training.

Where will the workshops be held?

Most of the in-person workshops will be held in the FLITE building on the main campus. There will also be online, self-paced training video certificates available for those not able to attend the workshops. View our calendar for details about when each workshop is being offered. 

How to I sign up for a workshop?

You may register for a workshop by selecting the "Book NOW!" button on the Technical Education and Outreach homepage or select "Register for a Workshop" from the right side navigation pane on any page. You may also contact us at 231-591-5615 or email 

Workshops for Spring 2014

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Instructors: Angie Sarmiento, Carrie Hall & Emily Tiesenga

This series of workshops will consist of learning how to edit text and images, adding headers/footers and watermarks in existing PDFs. You will also learn how to create and track Adobe PDF forms, as well as ensuring your documents are accessible to all types of learners. 

Changes to Microsoft Office from 2010 to 2013

Instructor: Russell Smead

Explore the differences between Office 2010 and Office 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

Data Privacy Month

Instructor: Russell Smead

February is Data Privacy Month. Technical Education and Outreach will be reaching out to the campus and providing learning opportunities through University Wide Notices, TechConnect newsletter articles, brown bag lunch and discussions, posters, and informational brochures for you to educate yourself on safe data practices.

We hope you will join us for the Brown Bag Lunch & Discussions. Bring your lunch with you to these interactive sessions. Data Privacy experts will be there to lead the discussion.

Excel 2013 Essentials

Instructor: Russell Smead

This series of workshops is designed to answer all sorts of questions about Excel. Participants will learn about managing data, using formulas, using multiple sheets, and how to use macros.

Mac OS X Essentials

Instructor: Jason Wilkins

You will learn how to use the Finder, how to access and use System Preferences as well as personalize your display settings, and how to set up iCloud. You will also learn the basics of navigating through the Mac’s desktop operations like Mission Control, Launchpad, the Dock, and the Dashboard.

Office 365

Offered by New Horizons Training Center on campus during February and March 2014. See the Office 365 Migration website for more details. 

Check out our calendar to see when each workshop is being offered.

Can't make any of the scheduled workshops? Click here for a list of certificates you may earn through online learning resources.

Anyone with a disability who needs special accommodations to attend this event should call 231-591-5615 at least 72 hours in advance.