Happy Drop In Sessions 2016

19th October 2016 | Happy, Alie Street, London View SessionsBook Your Sessions

We are delighted to invite you to our October 2016 Drop in Day.

We are hosting a range of free, 1 hour workshops from our Happy People, Happy Computers and eLearning programmes, to give you a taster of what we offer.

There are four timed 1 hour sessions throughout the day, with a choice of workshops available in each session. Come for just one workshop, or stay all day – it’s up to you! Our Drop in Day is designed to be flexible around you.

We recommend that you RSVP in advance to avoid disappointment – our Happy Computers sessions are restricted to up to 8 people and our Happy People and eLearning sessions are restricted to up to 12 people.

While you can just ‘drop in’ on the day, we will give priority to those who have RSVP’d in advance. We are expecting high demand so we recommend booking your spaces to avoid disappointment!

Refreshments including tea, coffee, biscuits and our famous ice creams will be provided. There are also lots of cafés, restaurants and fast food options in the surrounding area – we will have handouts available with all the different food options for those unfamiliar with the area!

Please note: all Happy Computers sessions will be run in Office 2016, but (aside from Office 365) the features are available in 2010 and 2013 in much the same way so it will be suitable for most users.

If you have any questions, please email Claire or Katie or call us on 0207 375 7300.

Take a look at what’s on offer in each session below – and don’t forget to RSVP!

How to Create Happy Workplaces

Learn key lessons from the world’s great workplaces in this one hour session with Henry Stewart. Be challenged, explore different ways of working and leave with actions you can put in place straight away.

We will cover:

– How a focus on happy employees can drive business results – the framework that makes this happen

– Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that

– How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines

– What Google found are the most important management behaviours

– How to create a structure where the right people are managing

– How to play to your people’s strengths to boost engagement and productivity through the business

Use Skype for Business to Manage your Communications

This session is for anyone who has, or is thinking of, moving to Office 365. This session will give you an overview of what Skype for business can do and how it links to your Outlook calendar and mailbox. You’ll need to be confident using a mouse and keyboard and navigating between windows.

This course is about Skype for Business (that comes as part of Office 365) rather than Skype (that is a stand-alone application).  They work quite differently so please check that you are using the Office 365 version, which came with Office 2013 and 2016.

We will cover:

– The importance of Presence and using your calendar

– Instant Messaging, Phone and Video calls to one or more people

– Setting up a Skype Meeting

– Benefits – how can Skype for Business help you to change the way you work?

Outlook: use rules to automatically sort emails… and to avoid embarrassing email moments!

For regular email users who would like to use the automation that Rules offer to add an extra layer of organisation to their Mailbox. The aim of the course is to create a rule to delay the sending of an email but rules can be used to do lots of other things which you will have a chance to explore.

We will cover:

– Creating a basic Rule to move emails to a folder based on content

– Create a Rule to delay the sending of emails (to give you time to think and review if necessary)

– Add exceptions to Rules to make them more subtle

Excel Dashboard in an Hour

Learn how to create interactive dashboards in Microsoft Excel to display key information in this one hour session with Darren Andrews. Dashboard can save hours of time – no longer will you and your team need to create complex reports, and you can see all your key metrics at a quick glance.

This session is designed for more advanced Excel users – we recommend this for confident users who have already completed our Excel Core Level 2 course.

PowerPoint: Master Slides for consistency and a great look

This session is for learners who can already create PowerPoint slides and change their layout.  You will learn the importance of Master Slides for consistent formatting across a slide deck and you will be able to create your own set of Masters that dictate the Themes, colours, fonts and positions of elements on the page. You’ll also be able to add a logo or other image.

Topics Covered

– Finding the Master Slides and understanding what is included

– Editing the colour scheme

– Editing the layout

– Adding a logo

eLearning: From Formal to Informal

Formal eLearning is usually twinned to a Learning Management System (LMS) with a formally structured course and curricula, and developing these programmes is a long and complex process. Informal eLearning is much more flexible, without the restrictions of an LMS, and allows learners to study at their own pace or ‘on the go’.

In this one hour session, Lucy Blake, Head of eLearning at Happy, will discuss the shift towards informal eLearning programmes and the benefits to your business.

Improve your recruitment process: Hire for attitude and Collaborative Hiring

Following the BBC2 series ‘Who’s the Boss’, find out more about Collaborative Hiring in this seminar. Henry was a Consultant on the TV series so is the best person to speak to about how collaborative hiring can work for you.

– Discover how to use collaborative hiring in your workplace

– What the research finds are the most effective techniques

– How to “hire for attitude, train for skills”

– Identify the key characteristics you need

– How to test for ability to learn and develop, and being a team player

Office 365: OneDrive and the Cloud

If you have, or are thinking of moving to, Office 365 with either Office 2013 or Office 2016, this session will take you through saving and sharing documents in the Cloud, working on documents simultaneously with other users, and sharing documents with an email link. You’ll need to be confident using a mouse and keyboard and navigating between windows.

Topics covered:

– Logging in to Office 365

– Creating a document and editing it using Office Online

– Sharing a document with others

– Editing a document simultaneously with others

Excel tables – data made easy!

For anyone who analyses data.  Find out how Excel tables can make that process easier.  You’ll need to be confident at basic spreadsheet creation and a familiarity with formulas would be useful.

We will cover:

– Turning a data table into an Excel Table and name it

– How calculations work in Excel Tables

– Adding data and changing the layout of the table (header rows, totals etc..)

– Sorting and filtering

– Basing a Pivot Table on a Table

Styles for Professional Formatting in Word

In this session you will learn the importance of Style in creating consistent and professional formatting and you’ll learn what other benefits and features they can open up to you.

This session is for users who already confidently create and format documents in Word.

Topics covered:

– Using pre-set Styles and themes

– Editing Styles or creating your own to match your own branding or house style

– Modifying Styles when you change your mind

– Creating a Table of Contents based on Styles

– Navigating and rearranging your content using Styles

eLearning: From Formal to Informal

Formal eLearning is usually twinned to a Learning Management System (LMS) with a formally structured course and curricula, and developing these programmes is a long and complex process. Informal eLearning is much more flexible, without the restrictions of an LMS, and allows learners to study at their own pace or ‘on the go’.

In this one hour session, Lucy Blake, Head of eLearning at Happy, will discuss the shift towards informal eLearning programmes and the benefits to your business.

Office 365: OneDrive and the Cloud

If you have, or are thinking of moving to, Office 365 with either Office 2013 or Office 2016, this session will take you through saving and sharing documents in the Cloud, working on documents simultaneously with other users, and sharing documents with an email link. You’ll need to be confident using a mouse and keyboard and navigating between windows.

Topics covered:

– Logging in to Office 365

– Creating a document and editing it using Office Online

– Sharing a document with others

– Editing a document simultaneously with others

Styles for Professional Formatting in Word

In this session you will learn the importance of Style in creating consistent and professional formatting and you’ll learn what other benefits and features they can open up to you.

This session is for users who already confidently create and format documents in Word.

Topics covered:

– Using pre-set Styles and themes

– Editing Styles or creating your own to match your own branding or house style

– Modifying Styles when you change your mind

– Creating a Table of Contents based on Styles

– Navigating and rearranging your content using Styles

Excel tables – data made easy!

For anyone who analyses data. Find out how Excel tables can make that process easier. You’ll need to be confident at basic spreadsheet creation and a familiarity with formulas would be useful.

Topics covered:

– Turning a data table into an Excel Table and name it

– How calculations work in Excel Tables

– Adding data and changing the layout of the table (header rows, totals etc..)

– Sorting and filtering

– Basing a Pivot Table on a Table

Use Skype for Business to Manage your Communications

This session is for anyone who has, or is thinking of, moving to Office 365. This session will give you an overview of what Skype for business can do and how it links to your Outlook calendar and mailbox. You’ll need to be confident using a mouse and keyboard and navigating between windows.

This course is about Skype for Business (that comes as part of Office 365) rather than Skype (that is a stand-alone application).  They work quite differently so please check that you are using the Office 365 version, which came with Office 2013 and 2016.

We will cover:

– The importance of Presence and using your calendar

– Instant Messaging, Phone and Video calls to one or more people

– Setting up a Skype Meeting

– Benefits – how can Skype for Business help you to change the way you work?

Excel Dashboard in an Hour

Learn how to create interactive dashboards in Microsoft Excel to display key information in this one hour session with Darren Andrews. Dashboard can save hours of time – no longer will you and your team need to create complex reports, and you can see all your key metrics at a quick glance.

This session is designed for more advanced Excel users – we recommend this for confident users who have already completed our Excel Core Level 2 course.

Outlook: use rules to automatically sort emails… and to avoid embarrassing email moments!

For regular email users who would like to use the automation that Rules offer to add an extra layer of organisation to their Mailbox. The aim of the course is to create a rule to delay the sending of an email but rules can be used to do lots of other things which you will have a chance to explore.

We will cover:

– Creating a basic Rule to move emails to a folder based on content

– Create a Rule to delay the sending of emails (to give you time to think and review if necessary)

– Add exceptions to Rules to make them more subtle

PowerPoint: Master Slides for consistency and a great look

This session is for learners who can already create PowerPoint slides and change their layout.  You will learn the importance of Master Slides for consistent formatting across a slide deck and you will be able to create your own set of Masters that dictate the Themes, colours, fonts and positions of elements on the page. You’ll also be able to add a logo or other image.

Topics Covered

– Finding the Master Slides and understanding what is included

– Editing the colour scheme

– Editing the layout

– Adding a logo

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