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Exciting New Additions to Our Training Programme

We’re thrilled to introduce our new scheduled instructor-led online training. We’re kicking off with the Windows 10, Word and Excel Skill Boosters, and sessions within the Microsoft Teams 100 series. 

Online Sessions available from 9am to 9pm NZT 
Cost: $175 + GST per person

To accommodate your busy schedules, we’re offering evening training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session lasts approximately 2
As we move into 2024, we’ll be adding more sessions and topics, including Microsoft 365 Overview, additional Teams topics, OneDrive and SharePoint File Management, Power BI, and even more from the Microsoft 365 apps.

Skills Boosters - Windows 10, Word and Excel and Teams

The perfect productivity skills boosters for users of Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel and Teams. Essential for all users regardless of what level they are at or how many years they have been using these products. Designed to make you work more efficiently and with less headaches - every user will boost their skills. 

Please note that Microsoft Teams will be used for all training sessions. 

Topics covered are:

Microsoft Word  Windows 10 Microsoft  Excel

Microsoft Teams 101

Microsoft Teams 102  Microsoft Teams 103 
  • Discover on screen tools you've missed
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar Tips
  • How to create a new line vs a new paragraph  correctly!
  • The crucial difference between Lines & Paragraphs
  • The important difference between Grammatic Paragraphs and Word Paragraphs 
  • How lines vs paragraph impact formatting
  • Navigation and Selection Tips
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Multi-Level Numbering
  • Introduction to Styles
  • Why you want to use the Navigation Pane
  • Quickly create a Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Templates
  • Discover on screen tools you've missed
  • Use the Start Button quicker
  • Taskbar Tips
  • Use Jump Lists
  • Find Files, Settings and Apps
  • File Explorer Tips
  • Use Action Center
  • Airplane Mode and WIFI
  • Night Light
  • Sign Out/Log off, Switch User
  • Sleep, Restart, Shut Down
  • Multitasking
  • Use Task View
  • Snap and Manipulate Windows
  • Discover on screen tools you've missed
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar Tips
  • Navigate quickly  in Excel
  • Selecting, Entering and Editing Data Tips
  • Moving and Copying Data
  • Spell Check
  • Tips on the AutoFill feature
  • The power of Flash Fill
  • Basic Calculations - the proper way
  • Using Basic Functions
  • Filling calculations and functions
  • Introduction to PivotTables
  • What is Microsoft Teams?
  • Tour the Teams Screen
  • Work with Status Indicators
  • Searching in Teams
  • / commands
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Teams Settings
  • Notification Settings
  • Using Chat including Tips and Tools
  • Scheduling Meetings from a Chat
  • About Loop Components
  • Teams Mobile App
  • Getting Help
  • When to communicate privately or in a Team
  • Send messages and start conversations
  • The Number One mistake when communicating in Team Channels and how to avoid it
  • Reply to messages and conversations
  • Send important or urgent messages and conversations
  • Format messages and conversations
  • Send announcements
  • Send conversations or announcements to multiple Teams and Channels at once
  • React to messages and conversations
  • Edit messages and conversations
  • Delete messages and conversations
  • Save messages and conversations
  • View Saved messages and conversations
  • Un-save messages and conversations
  • Find messages and conversations
  • Get and send links to conversations
  • Invite team members
  • Invite external guests
  • Meet Now
  • Invite people before or during meetings
  • Schedule future Meetings
  • Meet in a channel
  • Meet in a Private Chat
  •  Set Meeting Options
  • Join a meeting
  • See meeting Participants
  • Dial others into a Meeting
  •  Have a Meeting call you on your phone if you have audio issues on your computer
  • Get and send a Meeting invite links
  • Share your screen
  • Share your desktop
  • Give, request and revoke access to a shared screen
  • Stop sharing a screen
  •  Share a specific application window
  • Share and present a PowerPoint file

Upcoming Training Sessions

Onsite & Online Training

ALGIM can deliver IT User Training to you and your council. Our trainers have over 20 years' experience in the sector and can come to your council or train you and your team online.

Whether you want to collaborate more with teams, see what SharePoint is capable of, or simply excel at Excel, we’ve got you covered. Only pay for what you need, as we tailor the training to your council’s needs. 

Book an on-site trainer for all Microsoft Office versions including Office 365 for Windows or Apple Mac.

Training is offered in a wide variety of subjects:

 Microsoft 365 Overview Microsoft Teams and Teams Phone
 Microsoft OneDrive & Sharepoint Files Microsoft Power BI
 Microsoft Project Microsfot Planner 
 Microsoft Excel   Microsoft Word 
 Microsoft Powerpoint  Microsoft Outlook
 MIcrosoft Training Device Training


"Participating I found the trainer’s ability to be extremely good, one of the top 3 trainers I have ever encountered. I have attended quite a few training sessions over my 25-year working life."

Derek was brilliant. We received all round positive comments for staff. "...there is a real buzz around council, and everyone is energised and excited."

It is such a great experience; everyone wants him to come back. We are blessed to be able to have access to someone of such a high professional manner to help our staff not just get trained but engaged and excited. Much more than I could have hoped for.


To book in a tailored session or get a quote let us know what you and your council need, and we will be in touch.

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact ALGIM at

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