Professional Development

SoundWay's Professional Development (PD) Program provides eligible employees up to $1,500 each calendar year for company-approved professional development on a reimbursement basis.  PD funds may be used to take college courses towards a degree program, take college or non-college courses towards a certification program, pay for a certification exam, pay for job or industry-related association membership, pay for technical materials to assist with job performance.

To be eligible, you must be an employee in good standing and have worked for SoundWay for 600 hours.  Professional Development is voluntary and the time spent on professional development may not be charged on your timesheet.  Contact your supervisor or SoundWay's HR if you have questions about time charging.

Pre-Authorization REQUIRED for reimbursement

Timely Reimbursement Request Required for Payment

FREE PD COURSES recommended by SoundWay's President Diane Bellegarde:

Introduction to Office365

Outlook (Basics):
Includes these seven (7) short videos:

Quick Start; Set Up and Customize; Create and Send Email;
Manage Email; Organize Your Inbox; Contacts and Tasks; Calendar.


Word (Basics):
ncludes these eight (8) short videos:

Quick Start; Welcome to Word; Write and Edit; Format Text;
Lay Out Pages, Insert Tables, Pictures, & Watermarks, Save and Print.


Excel (Basics):
Includes these six (6) short videos:

Quick Start; Intro to Excel; Rows & Columns; Cells; Formatting; Tables.

PowerPoint (Basics):
Includes these seven (7) short videos:

Quick Start; Intro to PowerPoint; Slides & Layouts; Text & Tables;
Pictures & Graphics; Present Slideshows; Animation, Video & Audio.


Email Etiquette for Professionals

Writing Well: Grammar Basics

Additional Writing & Grammar Basics