Make the Switch from Paper to Digital with Microsoft 365

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online Action Planning Workshop

Cost: FREE

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Do you need help to get started with making the switch from paper-based systems and processes?

Join us for the first part of this introductory workshop that will cover the foundations of how you can use your Microsoft 365 tools.

Standardise and automate day-to-day business processes and how you can also use Microsoft as your document management system.

If you are primarily using paper and manual processes to manage your business or you have lots of document duplication, paper tick sheets, and you're updating numerous Excel spreadsheets then this workshop is for you. It will provide some insights that will help you automate and reduce some of these manual tasks.

We know many SME’s are using Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & PAPER so this two-part action planning workshop is designed to help you fully utilise your Microsoft 365 Business licenses.

During this 2-part action planning workshop, expert Mark Cawar will explore and help you review the other tools that you may have with the licenses you have purchased. You will get a better understanding of how these tools can help you automate business processes, you will also get a guide on the document management system, tasks, your to do lists and general improvement with internal communications for yout office and your team.

Theis workshop will also explore remote working and how information can be communicated to your team, customers or suppliers efficiently and effectively, through portals and company web pages.

We will share examples of how to build a portal for your company and team, sharing content, build document and list libraries to track day-to-day information.

As well as examples of APPs you may wish to build and use to help you automate routine tasks.

Who should attend this workshop?

  • Person(s) responsible for general office administration 
  • IT support staff 
  • Team leaders 
  • Process Owners 
  • Persons responsible for purchasing IT services, projects 
  • Operational Improvement Staff 
  • Persons responsible for improving operations and business processes

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • Microsoft 365 Licensing 

  • SharePoint (your business portal & document management solution) 

  • Creating document & list libraries

  • MS Planner 

  • PowerAPPs – build your 1st App

  • PowerAutomate – to automate your general admin processes

  • Overview of Security, sharing your site with your team and stakeholders

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:  

  • Reduce the use of paper and manual processes 

  • Understand and have a summary knowledge of Microsoft 365 tools 

  • Tips & Tricks to automate your daily tasks using Microsoft 365 

  • Improve your business processes by using portals, apps, and automate workflow 

  • Improve team communication - Your company portal / internal web page for your business tasks


Part 1

  • 9.30am - 10.20am - Workshop presentation
  • 10.20am - 10.30am - Break
  • 10.30am - 11.20am - Workshop presentation
  • 11.20am - 11.30am - Break
  • 11.30am - 12.15pm - Workshop presentation
  • 12.15pm - 12.30pm - Q&A

Part 2

  • 1.30pm - 2.20pm - Workshop presentation
  • 2.20pm - 2.50pm - Break
  • 2.50pm - 3.20pm - Workshop presentation
  • 3.20pm - 3.50pm - Break
  • 3.50pm - 4.15pm - Workshop presentation
  • 4.15pm - 4.30pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Mark Cawar is an experienced IT professional and cloud specialist who has held senior digital roles for over two decades.

For the last 6 years, Mark has been working in a consulting capacity - helping SMEs across multiple sectors to define, design, and adopt digital infrastructure strategies to improve their business processes.




This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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