Creating Effective Learning Through PowerPoint Certificate

Producing extraordinary visual presentations that get results.

Harness the power of PowerPoint to create slides, graphics, and educational materials that increase understanding, recollection, and adoption. Learn tips, tricks, and secrets the pros use to save time and money while improving success rates. Get step-by-step instructions to discover, build, and deliver powerful presentations. This is not an introductory class. Some proficiency in PowerPoint is required to take the class. No design skill needed.

The Creating Effective Learning Through PowerPoint Certificate runs from January 22–23, 2018. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Make professional PowerPoint presentations, graphics, and handouts.
  • Improve understanding, recollection, and adoption using PowerPoint.
  • Save time and money using PowerPoint tips, tricks, and secrets.
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of your content.
  • Uncover and avoid common PowerPoint traps.
  • Know how to get PowerPoint tools that speed development.



This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver programs with impact. Whether you are a trainer, an instructional designer, or an organization development professional, if you are interested in making sure what you design or facilitate is focused on what matters, that your participants are engaged throughout the process, and that when they leave they are able and willing to do what it takes to apply what they have learned and experienced back at work effectively, this program is for you.

Program Topics

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Mike Parkinson is one of 16 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the United States. He is a PowerPoint and visual communication expert, a professional speaker, an educator, and an award-winning author. He regularly conducts workshops and creates graphics, presentations, and content for companies like Microsoft, FedEx, Xerox, Dell, and Boeing, as well as at learning institutions and small organizations. In 2015, Mike sold (a PowerPoint graphics product) so that he could focus on helping others achieve their presentation and educational goals.

Mike owns Billion Dollar Graphics ( and 24 Hour Company (, and authored a successful visual communication book (Do-It-Yourself Billion Dollar Graphics). Contact Mike at to learn more.


  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,220
Nonmember: US $1,580*

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