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Introduction to Program Evaluation
July 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Program evaluation is a systematic, data-driven review of a program within an organization designed to: (1) answer questions about program effectiveness and efficiency, (2) ensure program activities are connected to the organization’s strategic goals, and (3) provide information that helps increase an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. Program evaluation allows program staff, and other stakeholders, to make evidence-based decisions. Organizations can choose to evaluate for a number of reasons, including: determining whether program goals have been met, refining programs to improve overall effectiveness, and enhancing promotion and marketing of a program to the public. In this seminar, which is designed for individuals with no prior knowledge of program evaluation, we will share information that will outline the purpose of a program evaluation, the steps to conducting an effective evaluation, and offer practical guidelines for people looking to conduct program evaluations within their organizations.
After attending this seminar you will be able to:
- Understand basic concepts and principals of a program evaluation
- Identify all components of the program evaluation cycle
- Create a theory of change
- Make a plan to implement an evaluation in their organization
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None, no advanced preparation required
Instructional Method: Online via Zoom
Social Worker CEU Credits: 3 hours
Cost: $65 member / $115 non-member
Please note: Registration closes two days prior to the class. All registrations are subject for approval.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Guillermo Villalobos has over 8 years of experience leading research projects at the University level, and over 3 years of experience in research and evaluation work with non-profit organizations and government agencies. He is experienced in study design, quantitative and qualitative research methods, tool development, data collection and management, report writing, and presenting results to experts and the general public. He has also published in peer-reviewed and other professional journals, and has presented his research at professional conferences. Mr. Villalobos is a member of the American Evaluation Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Mr. Villalobos holds a Master of Arts in General-Experimental Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Riverside. He is currently completing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Interdisciplinary Social Psychology at University of Nevada, Reno.