If you go to Lynda.com you'll find out that Lynda is a "leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts."
All too often I've seen Training Rooms struggle because the NCO or Soldier running it isn't as familiar with Excel/PowerPoint or other systems. They were trained by the Army to drive a tank, shoot a rifle, and do maneuvers, but no one ever trained them how to manage a database in Excel. You could always dedicate some of your precious time to teaching them tricks, but you will never have enough.
That's why I recommend Lynda. It offers hundreds of classes on the Microsoft Office suite and thousands of other classes. Soldiers could get on this website and improve their technical skills so that they can better know their tools and accomplish your intent without you having to hover over every keystroke. My hope is that the Army could one day open a corporate account with them, but until this happens I would recommend Soldiers spend the $25 a month to invest in themselves.
I would recommend the following classes for anyone working on a staff or training room:
1. Time Management with Outlook 2016 Calendar and Tasks (2h 54m)
2. Excel 2016: Essential Training (8h 51m)
3. Excel 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth (3h 42m)
4. PowerPoint 2016 Trips and Tricks (1h 28m)
5. Excel 2016: Macros in Depth (3h 33m)
See the YouTube video below for an excerpt from one of their online courses
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