The Graph Guide Program

HAVE YOU EVER signed up for an online course with really good intentions, only to find yourself barely checking in a couple months later?

In the Graph Guide program, we will not let you fade away.

When you commit to the Graph Guide program, you earn a certification in data visualization, period. We’ll hold your hand (and hound you, if we have to) every step of the way. We are your partner in your growth and development as a data visualization guru.

In the Graph Guide program, you’ll get targeted, boutique coaching on your data visualization projects, with certification waiting for you at the end. Your year with a Graph Guide will help you produce amazing visualizations, build your skill set and competitive edge, and get you recognized for your talents. 

How It Works

We’ll start with an initial assessment of your data visualization skills and help you plot out a personalized learning pathway through our Academy tutorials, all leading up to a portfolio review and certification at the end of the year.

You’ll be held accountable. Your Graph Guide will check in with you at least every other week to help keep you on track through your learning and to support your ongoing data visualization projects. There are no chat bots here. All of our Graph Guides are actual (adorable) human experts in data visualization.

Tip for success

Use this opportunity to rock out some upcoming work projects.

Aside from this incredibly hands-on coaching experience, your year with a Graph Guide will also include everything that comes with a traditional Evergreen Data Visualization Academy membership: monthly live Office Hours, active conversations in our private Facebook and Slack groups, fresh tutorials semi-monthly, private events, and members-only discounts on dataviz swag.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To gain certification and graduate from the Graph Guide program, you’ll have to complete and demonstrate successful visualizations from 50 Academy tutorials, using any software – Excel, Tableau, R or a combination of those. You’ll have a core curriculum you must complete. Your Graph Guide will work with you to choose from many elective tutorials until you reach 50. At least one must demonstrate automation, one must demonstrate interactivity, and one must demonstrate overall layout of multiple visuals. You’ll earn digital badges for each tutorial you complete and a paper certification at the end. Read more specifics on how you’ll be assessed.

Tip for success

Try to use data from your work or student life as you complete the tutorials, which gives you real work applicability and let’s you maximize your time.

No kidding – it will be an intense year. But it will be a do-able year because you’ll be part of a supportive and encouraging environment. We specifically have restricted enrollment and a low student-guide ratio in order to focus on your growth and walk with you as you achieve certification. 

How Much It Will Cost

Our years running the Evergreen Data Visualization Academy have taught us that some folks thrive best with a Graph Guide. But we are shaping this program as we run it, so for this first year, we have pilot year pricing. You can earn certification with a Graph Guide for $2,499. In exchange for this super low price, we’ll ask you for input about the program at various points, deal?

Tip for success

Get your boss to sponsor your year with a Graph Guide. This is the least expensive, highest quality data visualization consulting you can find.

You should come learn with us because Evergreen Data is the only research-based virtual data visualization course. Hundreds of folks have already worked their way through our Academy, earning office accolades and promotions and guru status. They succeed because we know how to teach and we ESPECIALLY know how to teach data visualization. For the first time ever, you can now get hands-on, customized, personalized, structured, incredible data viz education. We are ready for you. You coming? 

Looking to start with some baby steps?

If you aren’t quite ready to take on this much, check out our Chart Starter Series.

I’ve cultivated 10 of the most useful tutorials, focused on helping you master high-impact graphs inside Excel, Tableau, or R.

How our Programs Compare

Chart Starter Series

299

LIFETIME ACCESS

Best for people new to graphing who need to get oriented to a software program and learn the basics of amazing charts

  • 10 video tutorials in Excel OR Tableau OR R (you pick one software)
  • Worksheets and templates Research behind the chart choice
  • Written step-by-step instructions
  • Community forum for your questions
  • Digital Certificate of Participation
  • One-time payment

Upgrade to the Evergreen Data Visualization Academy or Graph Guide Program for full access to all tutorials, office hours, assessments and personalized help

 Enrollment Now Open!
16 seats remaining

Data Visualization Academy

999

PER YEAR

Best for people who are hungry to become the data visualization guru at the office and need broad, expansive knowledge of chart types and what works when

  • 50+ tutorials in Excel, Tableau, and R
  • Worksheets and templates
  • Research behind the chart choice
  • Written step-by-step instructions
  • Community forum in each tutorial, in a private Facebook group and in a private Slack Channel
  • Office hours once a month
  • Help on work projects
  • New content delivered semi-monthly
  • Digital Certificate of Participation
  • Renews annually

Upgrade to the Graph Guides Program if you need more intensive coaching in a one-on-one learning environment

Enrollment Now Open!
8 seats remaining

The Graph Guide Program

2,499

LIMITED TO ONE YEAR

Best for people who need to quickly master data visualizations most suitable for your specific work projects and earn recognition

  • 50+ tutorials in Excel, Tableau, and R
  • Worksheets and templates
  • Research behind the chart choice
  • Written step-by-step instructions
  • Community forum in each tutorial, in a private Facebook group and in a private Slack Channel, plus ongoing conversation with your graph guide
  • Office hours once a month
  • New content delivered semi-monthly
  • Pretest, checklist of milestones to accomplish, portfolio review, and posttest
  • Customized learning path through our tutorials
  • Intensive coaching with your Graph Guide
  • Paper & Digital Certificate of Completion
  • One-time payment – you complete in one year