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An email template for your boss

Dear [boss],

As you know, I spend a good part of my day in Excel and I was thinking I could be more productive with a bit of training. I came across a good online resource I think would help:


The website is well organized and they get a lot of good feedback from users.

The training is self-paced, with very short videos I can fit into my schedule easily.  They have samples videos with each course here:


I was thinking I might pay for this out of my own pocket, but I wanted to ask if the company would cover the cost as part of my skill development? I think the return on investment is good since I'll be able to work faster in Excel, and have more time to focus on other projects.

Please let me know what you think.


[your name]