Microsoft PowerPoint and Design

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Learn how to create professional visual aids that support your presentation objectives. 

Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most used products in the Microsoft Office Suite. A well-crafted PowerPoint deck can bring your presentation to new heights. PowerPoint and Design will teach participants how to use key tools in MS PowerPoint and when to apply them to make the greatest impact. 

This course will take participants through an interactive step-by-step process for building presentation slide decks. Through practice and application, participants will leave the course with the ability to execute intermediate PowerPoint tools, understand the principles of slide design and how to combine a slide deck with a presentation effectively.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory and intermediate PowerPoint tools
  • The Do's and Don'ts of PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Design Principles
  • Tips for presenting with a PowerPoint deck

NOTE: This is an interactive session. Participants must have Microsoft Office 365 installed on their compputer.

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This course qualifies as credits toward the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) professional certifications.  

When applying to sit for either the exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP)® or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)® or to apply for recertification, Gardiner Centre courses can be an integral part of your application package. 

To learn more about this global standard certification, visit: To inquire about sitting for a certification exam, contact the local IABC NL chapter at, or visit:

This course is accredited by the CPSA Institute as providing 7 hours of professional designation units (PDUs) toward the maintenance of any CPSA designation. Learn more about the CPSA Institute professional designations here.


This course qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDUs) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Each course has a specific qualifying factor for PDUs. See the table below for a specific PDU breakdown for this Gardiner Center program.

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Talent Triangle Allocations

Qualifying PDU Hours

Ways of Working


Power Skills


Business Acumen




Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7

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