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Training for Administrative Professionals

Training for Administrative Professionals

CCWA is committed to the development of administrative professionals. Having coordinated workshops and events for more than 30 years, CCWA remains at the forefront of providing effective training programs for those who serve in these integral roles throughout the Greater Richmond region.

Registration – NOW OPEN!

Skills In Bloom – our 2017 Spring Administrative Professionals’ Conference (a one-day retreat) will be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Join us for an exciting day to exchange ideas and best practices with peers, get tips to become more strategic in daily tasks, explore new technology to enhance your productivity – and much more!  Get the full agenda here: Conference Agenda

Choose from these dates:

  • April 28, 2017 – Sold Out – please register for the May 5 date
  • May 5, 2017 

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Contact us for more information at help@ccwa.vccs.edu or by phone at 804-523-2292.

Have a slice of CCWA – courses just-in-time

Have a slice of CCWA – courses just-in-time

Slice out a little time this fall for upgrading your skills at the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA). We have a holiday menu of our own full of “just-in-time” courses and certification programs. From leadership courses to perfecting your Microsoft Excel projects, wrap up 2015 on the next level.

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Some of Your Common Microsoft Word Questions Answered

Some of Your Common Microsoft Word Questions Answered

Students come to Microsoft Word classes ready to learn – but, more importantly with a list of questions they are eager to have answered. Here are some of the most common Word questions that get asked in class:


Question 1: Every time I type an address it ends up looking like this! How do I change the line spacing for good?

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Microsoft Outlook Tip: Reduce the Size of Attached Pictures

Microsoft Outlook Tip: Reduce the Size of Attached Pictures

It is very common nowadays to send pictures as attachments to an email. However, if you attach several pictures, the size of your email can become quite large. It’s not uncommon for one picture from a digital camera to be multiple megabytes (MB) or more.

As you probably already know, there are several negatives to sending a large email message. For example, if you send a message that exceeds the message size limit for either your or the recipient’s mail server, the message will be returned to you or “bounced” back and not delivered. Additionally, many companies enforce mailbox size limits. Emails with large attachments can greatly increase the size of both your mailbox and the recipient’s mailbox. Finally, large messages can bog down the entire system—period.

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Captivating Your Audience with Prezi and PowerPoint

Captivating Your Audience with Prezi and PowerPoint

It’s not “what” you say, it’s “how” you say it. Only seven percent of what we say is retained when we use words alone. A whopping ninety-three percent is received through non-verbal channels – therein lies the problem. Many presenters believe using more text in their presentations directly relates to how well their message is received and retained. I can assure you, verbosity is not the answer to getting your point across; you do not have to be eternal to be effective. One only needs to listen to a few TED Talks to hear an effective message without copious text or time.

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