Gain support with a specific step in your journey, take a look at the more than a dozen half-day workshops available to support your unique needs. Designed for district and site leaders interested in answering questions about programs and services, these workshops are equal parts content, application, and planning. Applicants will build foundational knowledge and skills around specific topics, methods, and tools of applied evaluation. Click the session titles below to register for the 9 a.m. to noon workshops.
The workshops are organized based on the five-step evaluation process, so you can determine the best tool for your place in the evaluation process.
Step 1: Engage Stakeholders
Engaging Stakeholders workshop
Learn the importance of stakeholder engagement and how to plan and facilitate effective engagement strategies and opportunities.
Step 2: Focus
Developing Program Description workshop
Learn how to describe a program's actions and outcomes in order to inform data collection.
Steps 3 and 4: Collect, Analyze, and Interpret Data
Step 5: Use
Rapid Data Collection
Get acquainted with five rapid data collection methods and the tools associated with each method.
Data Collection In-Depth: Surveys and Checklists
Explore the why and how of using surveys to collect data along with strategies for analysis.
Data Collection In-Depth: Focus Groups and Interviews
Investigate the why and how of conducting focus groups and interviews along with strategies for analyzing the data.
Discover situations where observation data are appropriate along with tools for collecting observational data and strategies for analysis.
Data Visualization: Design Principles
Understand the power and principles behind presenting data through effective and compelling visualizations.
Discover the power of combining your data with stories and more effectively communicate the why, how, and what of the work you lead.
Learn and explore some user-friendly tools for creating data visualizations that engage and compel audiences.