Community Outreach | 3-hour Free/Sponsored Excel Webinar

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Since 2010, DJL Training has partnered with local businesses to donate free/sponsored training to community-based organizations. Our community outreach program benefits a different organization each month. A typical donation is a 3-hour Excel webinar. As a priority, our community outreach program is designed to benefit under-served populations.

Pre-qualified organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Programs that serve the under-served
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Veterans organizations
  • Professional clubs

  How To Get Started  

  1. Review About Sponsored Training
  2. Browse Excel Modules
  3. Review Our Sponsors
  4. Submit Nomination Form

Our 5-step Process

Your Action Items
  • Submit your nomination
  • Select sponsor industry
  • Select Excel modules
  • Select 2-3 potential sponsors
  • Confirm mutual interest in sponsor
  • Connect with sponsor (reply to our introduction email)
  • Schedule your class

The date range to schedule your class is 7-30 days from the current date.

  • Share registration link with invitees
Our Action Items
  • Send potential sponsor websites to you
  • Send link to Excel modules form to you
  • Contact potential sponsor(s)  on your behalf to ask if they would like to meet you and sponsor your class
  • Send link to schedule your class
  • Send registration link to you
  • Deliver an awesome class for your learners
About Sponsored Training
Excel Modules
Our Sponsors
Nomination Form
About Sponsored Training

How it works

Is the Class Really Free?

Yes, it's really free and there are no hidden fees. Our community outreach classes are made possible by the generous donations of local businesses that want to meet, support, and do business with you. If you don't charge attendees for the class, we will not charge you for the class. 

What If We Want Attendees to Pay For the Class?

That sounds like a fund raiser. We support fund raisers. Ask about our community outreach fund raiser program.

Class Hours

We offer two time slots (in your time zone) for Community Outreach classes.


08:45 AM


09:00 AM

Class begins

10:30 AM

15-minute break

10:45 AM

Class resumes

12:00 PM

Class adjourns


12:45 PM


01:00 PM

Class begins

02:30 PM

15-minute break

02:45 AM

Class resumes

04:00 PM

Class adjourns

Delivery Method

The delivery method of our community outreach classes is webinar. Webinars are private. Only your invitees will attend your webinar.


Pre and post-assessments are not applicable for free training. Please review our class descriptions and select Excel modules that match your attendees' skill level.


We do not provide books for webinar training. For training with books, ask about our virtual instructor-led training (VILT).

Do Sponsors Provide Free Services?

No. After the class, your sponsor is not expected to provide free services to your organization. They have elected to sponsor your class because they wish to build a mutually beneficial relationship with your organization, and support your mission by doing business with you in the future.

Who Can Attend the Class?

Your class can be attended by anyone you choose, i.e., staff, clients, donors, volunteers, etc. Please make sure your invitees are on the same skill level.

How Many People Can Attend The Class?

Minimum: 10

Maximum: 20

Class Q&A

During the class, learners can use the chat window to submit questions to the class monitor(s). Periodically, the instructor will enable learners' microphones for open Q&A.

Is the Class Live?

Yes, the class is live.

What is the Value of the Class?

The standard price for a 3-hour Excel webinar for 20 learners is approximately $2,000.

Exercise Files

Exercise files are not applicable to free/sponsored classes. There are no files to download for webinars.

Note: Learners can download the instructor's Excel files from our LMS after the class.

Our Attendees Would Like to Complete the Excel Exercises During the Class

We appreciate the enthusiasm, but remember, it's a webinar. Webinars are not designed for attendees to try to keep up with the presenter. Therefore, we do not provide the class exercise files prior to or during webinar training. 

For training where attendees download files and follow step-by-step directions from the instructor, ask about our hands-on Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT). In a VILT class, learners log into a virtual PC and the instructor, and class monitors, keep a watchful eye each learner's screen to ensure their successful completion of each exercise.

Does This Mean We'll Always Gets Free Excel Training From DJL Training?

It does not. Our Community Outreach program is designed to help a different organization each month. If you are looking for more free training, ask about our live streams. They're open to the public, offered monthly, and always free!

Is the Class Guaranteed To Run?

Yes. However, be advised, DJL Training reserves the right to cancel your class if less than 10 people sign-in at sign-in time on class day.

Is the Class Customizable?

Yes, to the extent that you can select the modules you want covered in your class. However, the lessons in the modules are not customizable in a free class. The instructor will deliver the content as outlines in the module descriptions. This keeps our cost down and allows us to deliver your class within 7-30 days.

For fully customizable training, ask about our Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT).

Internet Requirements

Learners will need access to high-speed internet. 

How to Join the Webinar

There are two ways to join the webinar.

  1. Use an updated browser on a PC or laptop
  2. Use the TrainerCentral mobile app on a tablet or phone. Links provided below.

Recommended Browsers

  • Edge
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

TrainerCentral App

Certificate of Attendance

Attendees are awarded a certificate of attendance at the end of the class.

30-day Support

Learners are encouraged to log into our Learning Management System to Q&A with their instructor and class monitors for 30 days after the class.

Will the Webinar Be Recorded?

Yes, the webinar will be recorded. The recording will be available to class attendees in our LMS. 

Note: Learners can download and complete the Excel exercises while watching the recording after the class.

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Hardware Recommendations

Monitor #1

Observation Mode

  • Join webinar
  • View instructor
  • View instructor's screen
  • Q&A with class
Learners can join the webinar on a tablet

Monitor #2 *

Follow Along

  • Open Excel 2016/2019/2021
  • Download exercises
  • Complete exercises

* Monitor #2 is for seasoned Excel users who wish to follow along with the instructor during the class. Learners must have Excel 2016, 2019, or 2021 installed on their computer.

How to Attend the Class

There are two ways to attend the class.

  1. Observation Mode: Observe the class on a PC, laptop, or tablet as a traditional webinar. (A recording of the class will be available to attendees after the class.)
  2. Follow Along: Download the exercise files and open Excel on a PC or laptop. Learners must meet all course prerequisites. (See Excel course descriptions.) This option is for seasoned Excel users only and requires two screens/monitors for each learner. See Hardware Requirements.

Can the Instructor See Learners' Screens?

Learners' screens are not visible to the instructor during a webinar. For training where the instructor can see learners' screens, ask about our virtual instructor-led training (VILT).

Technical PC Support

Technical PC support is not available for class attendees. Please make sure your learners' PCs meet the software and hardware requirements prior to class registration.

Windows Operating System

Our training is designed for the Windows operating system. Learners should use a Windows PC/laptop when attending our training.

Can Learners Attend Part of the Class?

No. Each of your 20 registrations is for the full 3-hour class.

Excel Modules

What would you like to learn?

How to select your modules

  1. Browse our Excel Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 courses
  2. Observe the duration of each module
  3. After your nomination has been approved, we will send you a form to select and submit the Excel modules for your class
Our Sponsors

With whom would you like to do business?

How to pick an industry

  1. What goods or services is your org looking for?
  2. What type of business provides that service? 
  3. What industry are they in?
  4. Select the industry on the nomination form

DJL Training will contact a potential sponsor in your preferred industry. If they want to meet you, we will send you a link to their website. If you want to meet them, we will send an introduction email to both of you. If we are unable to find a sponsor in your preferred industry with mutual interest, we will request/suggest another industry. 
  • Accounting
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Architectural Services
  • Attorneys & Law Firms
  • Automotive
  • Banking, Personal
  • Banking, Commercial
  • Business Consulting
  • Construction, Commercial
  • Construction, Residential
  • Chiropractor
  • Cleaning Services, Commercial
  • Cleaning Services, Residential
  • Computer & Programming
  • Construction, Commercial
  • Construction, Residential
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Finance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Insurance
  • IT Services
  • LGBTQIA+ Rights & Issues
  • Personal Services
  • Printing & Publishing
  • Staffing
  • Real Estate, Commercial
  • Real Estate, Residential
  • Training & Coaching
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Venture Capital

Nomination Form

Nominate your organization

What To Expect

  1. Upon submission of the nomination form, you will receive an acknowledgement email
  2. Within 48 hours, you will receive an email to let you know the status of your nomination
  3. If approved, the email will include a link to select the Excel modules for your class
  4. We will identify a sponsor for your class and send you a link to their website so you can confirm mutual interest
  5. Once your selected modules have been approved and your sponsor has been confirmed, you will receive a link to schedule your class *
  6. After your class is scheduled, you will receive a registration link to share with your invitees

* Selected modules for the same skill level are easily approved. If you select modules for different skill levels, i.e., "Introduction to Formulas" (beginner) and "PivotTables" (advanced), we will contact you to discuss.

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