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April 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Everybody needs to use numbers to do analysis. Whether you are tracking volunteer hours, counting donor dollars, or planning spending for the month, you need to keep track of numbers and use them to plan for the future. Excel can be used to conduct planning, manage budgets, create charts, analyze usage data, and keep records.
Take this workshop if you only use Excel's most basic functions. You will learn ways to store and manipulate data, to help you make decisions and report to your manager or your board.
Afterward, you will likely find that your newfound skills allow you to save hours every week that you used to spend scratching your head over a calculator, freeing you up to do what you really love.
Bring your laptop to this interactive session.
People who are beginners with Excel.
Maria Lahiffe, VO’s Education Officer, has a rich background in data analysis and education. She started her career as an Environmental Engineer, where she managed wilderness monitoring projects which collected data remotely every 15 minutes for 7 months per year. She analyzed all that data each winter and turned it into slick reports. After that, she spent 13 years in K-12 education, where she honed her skills in simplifying difficult topics. Maria is a confirmed data nerd who loves helping others learn how much valuable information can be extracted from data.
Please contact Maria Lahiffe, Education Officer, at 613-736-5266 ext 114 or
An email confirming this registration will be sent to the primary email address for your member account, or the email address on this form if you are a non-member. Your registration is transferrable to anyone else within your organization. The following workshop registrations are non-refundable: (a) purchased at a discounted rate, (b) purchased using a voucher, or (c) cancellation received less than five (5) business days prior to the event. Any other cancellation is refundable, subject to a $10.00 administration fee
You can access Zoom Meeting on any device.
To access Zoom on a computer, click the meeting-specific URL you will receive from the meeting or course organizer. Zoom will automatically install the necessary software on your computer.
To access Zoom on a phone or tablet, visit the relevant App store and search for Zoom. Download Zoom Cloud Meeting. About 5 mins before your meeting or course, open the app, click Join Meeting, and enter in the meeting number you will receive from the organizer.
You can access meeting audio through your device or over the phone. To access by phone, use any one of the following phone numbers:
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
+1 778 907 2071 Canada
+1 204 515 1268 Canada
+1 438 809 7799 Canada
+1 587 328 1099 Canada
855 703 8985 Canada Toll-free
Enter in the meeting number, followed by the pound key. After that, you will be prompted for a participant number. Simply enter the pound key.
If you have any questions, contact your meeting or workshop organizer.
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