Whether you’re an Excel beginner looking to build a strong foundation or you are looking to move toward being an Excel expert, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Introducing GEAR UP Together, the interactive and low-cost Excel Skill-Building Workshop Series!  During these skill-building workshops, we will provide comprehensive technical training designed to supercharge your Excel skills to empower you in your professional and personal endeavors.  In addition to being experts in Excel, our team has extensive experience with GEAR UP data, so of course the workshops are designed with GEAR UP data in mind! 

Why Excel Skill-Building Workshop Series?

Excel is a powerful tool that is indispensable in today’s data-informed world. Becoming proficient in Excel allows you to streamline your workflow, automate tasks, analyze data more efficiently, and make better-informed decisions.  Using Excel effectively saves valuable time and improves overall productivity. 

GEAR UP Together! Excel Skill-Building Workshops are tailored to GEAR UP professionals, and datasets are aligned to data that are commonly collected among GEAR UP grantees.  Given our unique expertise in Excel and GEAR UP evaluation, we are confident you will not find another opportunity like this one.

What to Expect

GEAR UP Together! Excel Skill-Building Workshops are carefully crafted and cover a wide range of Excel topics, catering to all skill levels. Each session was designed as a standalone, but completing the entire series will take you from beginner to expert!  Here’s what you can expect:

  • Excel Fundamentals: Master the basics, including creating spreadsheets, formatting data, and using formulas and functions.
  • Advanced Techniques: Dive into pivot tables, data visualization, and conditional formatting to turn data into actionable insights.
  • Advanced Formulas: Understand array formulas and more to solve complex problems.
  • Automation: Learn how to automate repetitive tasks using macros and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).
  • Data Analysis: Explore powerful data analysis tools, including regression analysis, goal seeking, and scenario analysis.
  • Dashboard Creation: Create interactive dashboards to present your data effectively.
  • Real-world Applications: Apply your skills to real-world scenarios, including finance, marketing, and project management.

Ready to embark on your Excel skill-building journey?

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to elevate your Excel skills to the next level. Registration for our first two workshops is open, and seats are limited! 

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us.

Join us in GEAR UP Together! Excel Skill-Building Workshop Series, and let’s unlock your full Excel potential together!


The Excel Skill-Building Workshop Series will consist of monthly sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours, starting on November 8, 2023. Sessions will be offered twice daily at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (EST) and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (EST) via Zoom. 

Excel Fundamentals

Master the basics, including:

  • Creating Spreadsheets
  • Formatting
  • Color Coding
  • Using Formulas & Functions

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Excel Advanced Techniques

Advanced Techniques, including: .

  • Pivot Tables
  • Data Visualization
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Filters and Sorting
  • Using Formulas & Functions

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

2024 dates and topics will be released soon!