I recently completed the intermediate training that Trivantis (http://trivantis.com/classroom-training/) provides online for Lectora. I've been using Lectora for two years and have been totally self-taught until now. Finding resources for your own professional development is almost a must when you work for a state department because training dollars are often scarce, especially if the economy gets a little slow.
I learned a few new things and learned some easier ways to do a few things I had figured out by sifting through forums and searching through all the recorded webinars Trivantis provides online. Those folks who didn't have Lectora were able to participate by getting the free 30 day trial. Very detailed and useful files were sent out well ahead of time so everyone had the same project in front of them that had the basics completed. We got to add the fun stuff, like a calculator to figure out how many calories per day your dog needs. That was done with an action group and was pretty slick. Without a doubt, learning to use variables can really help you with interactive designs.
The pace was a little slower than I was expecting. I had time to eat my lunch while the instructor helped some of her students catch up. It sounded like she had a few people in the class who had just finished the beginner class and needed a little more practice with basic skills before they tackled the intermediate class. We could communicate with the instructor via chat, but could not see what others were writing. That was the first time I had seen chat controlled like that and I have to say it was less distracting than having everyone online and chatting with each other.
Lectora 16 has a feature for responsive design that lets you design for monitors, smart phones and iPad or notebook. The instructor demonstrated that fairly quickly, but is definitely something we want to add to our classes and looked fairly simple to figure out, given a little time. In general our users do their trainings on their office computers, but our managers also use phones and iPads quite a bit. We want to make our trainings as user friendly as possible regardless of how the course might be accessed.
All in all, it was well worth the the money for the 6 hour class. It was divided up over two days and we got a short break midway through the class each day, so it was not hours and hours of sitting at the computer. If you are serious about improving your skills with Lectora, you should definitely consider this class.