The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Vickie speaking at the Gates Foundation

ROI: Productivity Savings


Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
Windows 8.1

About the Event

  • 3rd Annual “Assistants Day of Learning” on September 15, 2015
  • 125 Attendees
  • Morning Session: Half-day of learning w/ Vickie
  • Lunch: Vickie interviewed Lauren Jiloty, Bill Gates’ Assistant
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions: Hands-on workshops
    • Word Styles & Style Sets
    • OneNote Tips & Tricks

Details about the results

Anonymous Survey Results

Survey was distributed before lunch and focused on the first part of the day

125 Attendees
84 Survey responses
67% Survey Return Rate
99% Learned new knowledge and or skills
100% Will be able to apply the knowledge and or skills learned
100% Would recommend this session to others
2.6 Average hours saved per week after attending the training
$4,431 USD Annual productivity savings per attendee*
$276,938 USD ROI: Productivity savings for Foundation**

*Annual per attendee calculation: Avg hours saved * 48 weeks * $35/hour
**Foundation calculation: Annual per attendee savings * # of attendees * 50% adoption

Gates Foundation Testimonials

“Incredibly useful, engaging and entertaining. One of the best learnings I have attended at the Foundation.”

“I would recommend this to all employees… we all use these office systems on a regular basis.”

“3 hours wasn’t enough. Need more time, because there are so many tips/tricks.”

“Vickie Sokol Evans MS Office Timesaving Tips session was so awesome and extremely informative. I gained so much knowledge from this session and recommend that it be provided to all staff.”

ROI: Productivity Savings


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