Working with Microsoft Planner

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Online

Cost: FREE


Wednesday, 12th January 2022 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Improve your productivity with Microsoft Planner. Join us for this insightful webinar where we’ll provide you with an introduction to Microsoft Planner and how you can use this tool to automate and streamline your daily tasks and projects.

We’d all like to make tasks or projects run smoothly, and there are some simple digital tools that can help you. If you’re using Microsoft 365 within your business you may already have access to digital solutions.

Microsoft Planner is part of the Microsoft 365 environment and can support businesses to create plans, assign tasks, share discussions as well as see visual charts.

By using Planner you can improve communication with project team members, showing everyone a list of tasks that are linked to your project, and keep track of progress. During the webinar we’ll also highlight a variety of examples and demonstrate how you can manage and run daily tasks and small projects via the Planner APP.

Who should attend this webinar?

This webinar is relevant to staff in all roles, from admin support staff, customer service representatives, sales advisers, team leaders and project managers. The tools highlighted in this webinar can be used by anyone wishing to use simple digital solutions to improve their day to day tasks and productivity.

Please note that this webinar 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?

  • Introduction to Microsoft Planner
  • Introduction to creating a plan
  • Assigning team members
  • Creating buckets to group similar tasks
  • Set due dates
  • Introduction to Charts and Schedules
  • Linking to SharePoint
  • Linking MS Planner with Microsoft Teams

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this webinar, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of MS Planner
  • Gain ideas on making your daily tasks & project tasks more efficient
  • Improve communication
  • Learn about better ways of working to improve productivity


  • 2.00pm - 2.45pm - Webinar presentation
  • 2.45pm - 3.00pm - Break
  • 3.00pm - 3.45pm - Webinar presentation
  • 3.45pm - 4.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this webinar/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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