ChatGPT: From Basics to Business Implementation

Explore the capabilities of ChatGPT in this comprehensive one-day course. Whether you're new to AI or already incorporating it into your projects, this course is designed to equip you with practical knowledge and skills. Starting from foundational concepts, the course progresses to real-world applications and fine-tuning techniques.

By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to use ChatGPT in practical applications. You'll understand how to set up, configure, and fine-tune ChatGPT to generate desired outputs and you'll also be familiar with the ethical considerations that come with using the technology.


1 day, workshop format, instructor-led course using slides, exercises and examples.


  • A general interest in technology.
  • Basic computer literacy.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to AI and ChatGPT

  • Overview of AI and GPT models.
  • Role of ChatGPT in the AI ecosystem.

Module 2: Setting Up ChatGPT

  • Installation and initial configuration steps.
  • Your first interaction with ChatGPT.

Module 3: Mastering Prompts in ChatGPT

  • Crafting effective prompts for diverse needs, like marketing, copywriting, programming, etc.
  • Adjusting parameters to customize outputs.
  • Using images in prompts.
  • Hands-on exercises.

Module 4: Troubleshooting and Problem-solving in ChatGPT

  • Identifying reasons when ChatGPT may not generate the expected responses.
  • Steps to resolve common issues.

Module 5: ChatGPT in Practical Applications

  • Real-world use-cases like automated document reading and creation.
  • Integration of ChatGPT with Excel, PDFs, and other software platforms.

Module 6: DALL-E

  • Turn ideas into images.

Module 7: Ethics in AI and ChatGPT

  • Discussion on ethical implications and responsibilities.
  • Data security and GDPR compliance.

Module 8: Beyond ChatGPT: Exploring Other Generative AI Tools

  • Introduction to other AI platforms that use similar techniques as ChatGPT, like Google Bard.

Appendix 1: Risks

  • Prompt injection

Note: Due to the fast-paced developments in AI, the course content may be updated to include the latest trends and updates.


Rick Beerendonk - instructor of the course

Rick is a senior consultant and trainer from The Netherlands.
He has over 25 years of professional experience while working in small, large and fast growing organisations.
His passion is simplicity, wellwritten code and team dynamics.
He is specialised in front-end technologies and speaks regularly about these topics at international events.