Workshop Registration

2019-2020 Workshops

To register, please click on “Register Here” for each class you are interested in attending.


Microsoft Excel Charts & Pivot Tables

Date: 1/14/2020
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Duderstadt Center, Advanced Training Lab (ATL) 2
Instructor: Carolyn Newman


       Learn tips, tricks and best practices for how to utilize Microsoft spreadsheet software to organize,               manipulate and convey information using charts and pivot tables. This course can stand on its own           for essential Excel training which you can begin to use immediately in your own work life.

       You can also elect to take the Excel data manipulation course in February with the College of                     Engineering’s own Rachael Ristau for further review of Excel tools, increased understanding of their         uses and hands-on practice.

       Martin Luther King Day

Date: 1/20/2020
Time: events throughout the day
Location: North Campus and Central Campus

       Learn more about the events, celebrations and educational opportunities on campus which staff         can attend. 

Fundamentals of Project Management

Date: 1/28/2020
Time: 9-12:30 p.m.
Location: Duderstadt Center, Room 3358
Instructor: Dyan Jenkins-Ali (University HR)


A successful project planner must demonstrate flexibility and competency in many areas, from the traditional “hard” skills of managing schedule, budget and project scope to the “soft” skills of relationship building, change management and project communication. During this session, you will learn how individuals from all levels and areas of the university have the opportunity to develop and apply project management skills.

Program Note:

This program covers fundamental project planning topics and is not intended for those who specialize in, are certified or have received extensive training in project management. This course is a prerequisite for the three-part project management series at CoE this semester. 

Project Management Professional Development: Office Hours

Date: 1/29/2020
Time: 11-12 p.m.
Location: Dean’s Dining Room, LEC
Instructor: Karen Saito (CAEN) and Rose Moya (CAEN)

       No need to register – just drop by! 

Michigan Engineering staff with questions about work projects of their own can drop in and get expert advice from two of the college’s own project managers. Ask questions about how to get started, how to troubleshoot issues and organize more effectively, or learn about best practices that staff can take back to their own units and use right away.


Understanding Mental Health Conditions

Date: 2/4/2020
Time: 11-12 p.m.
Location: Johnson Rooms, LEC
Instructor: FASCCO Director Tom Waldecker, MSW, ACSW 


An estimated one in five Americans experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Given that a family member, friend, coworker or yourself might be that one person, obtaining a better understanding of how emotional/mental health conditions impact you and those around you can be beneficial. Learn to recognize symptoms of emotional distress with those you care about. Also suggestions will be provided on how to script and start a conversation of concern in a caring and effective manner, while honoring the dignity of the person.

Basic Data Manipulation in Excel

Date: 2/11/2020
Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Location: Duderstadt Center 3rd Floor, Advanced Training Lab (ATL) 2
Instructor: Rachael Ristau (RPM)


This class is intended for people with a basic or intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel, which they can obtain through Excel Data Management on Jan. 14 with Carolyn Newman. Through guided and hands-on examples, participants will learn how to use pivot tables, write formulas and sort and filter data.

Intended takeaways:

  • Create and use pivot tables
  • Use common formulas, such as vlookup/hlookup, sumif/countif, concatenate, left/right
  • Sort, filter, and format data

Project Management Series I: Project Initiation

Date: 2/18/2020
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Lurie Engineering Center, Johnson Rooms
Instructor: Andrea Bolash & Lisa Campbell (RPM), Karen Saito & Rose Moya (CAEN)


At this workshop participants will get hands-on experience utilizing project planning tools, learn more about how projects are run at the college, and get first-hand knowledge about how to navigate CoE’s organizational structure to drive their projects to successful completion. This workshop, with a focus on project initiation, is the first of a three-part series. Participants should register for all sections if possible.

Program Note:

This program covers fundamental project planning topics and is not intended for those who specialize in, are certified or have received extensive training in project management. Participants should have completed either the May 2019 PM Lunch & Learn event or the Fundamentals of Project Management through Organizational Learning.