I am a founding member of the Montreal R User group.
We (the founding member of the group: Corey, Zofia, Eric and myself) offer a now popular introductory series of R workshops. The series consists of three 2-3 hours segments (single day or over a few days). The series introduces users to the power of R and helps them overcome the steepest part of the R learning curve (getting started). By the end of the series, all users will be able to load their data into R, produce a beautiful plot and are completely addicted to their new R powers.
Contact us for scheduling a workshop series at your institution.
I have provided R workshops on a diversity more advanced topics.
Here are a number of books on R, from the group’s Mendeley library: