This online workshop presents resourceful ways to make program evaluation less overwhelming for busy project teams. Strategies include evaluation planning tools, using existing data, combining evaluation with other project activities, and enlisting the help of others in data collection.
In this in-person workshop, participants will learn a four-step process for conducting community assessment that includes data collection, interpretation, and use. The relationship-building potential of each step will be discussed.
Participants in this in-person workshop will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.
This in-person workshop demonstrates how to apply key data collection principles in developing questionnaires and interviews. Participants also will learn that clear evaluation questions are the foundation of evaluation method design. They lay the groundwork for creating tools that collect the information you can use to develop, conduct, assess, and demonstrate the value of your projects. The teaching format combines lecture with interactive group exercises.
This in-person workshop provides participants with strategies for working with qualitative and quantitative data to assess program value and make effective decisions. Participants will be introduced to the logic of evaluation; how to summarize quantitative data using descriptive statistics; and use charts as a data analysis tool. They will also participate in a hands-on exercise analyzing qualitative data.
/sites/default/files/neo/files/classes/makepoint/Make%20Your%20Point_part.pptxA good data visualization communicates dense amounts of information quickly and effectively. To create effective data visualizations, you need to know the basic principles of chart design. These principles apply whether you are using sophisticated data visualization technology or tried-and-true Excel. This is an online workshop.
If you want to develop a project that requires stakeholder support, you need more than a solid plan. You need to build the case for both the need and potential success of your program. This webinar series will show you how to use the tools and methods of program evaluation to plan a compelling program.
This in-person workshop will provide a framework for defining an evaluation plan that will provide meaningful information to help you convey your library’s value to those who influence your budget and operations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice using planning, evaluation and communication tools to help them use evaluation to demonstrate their value to stakeholders.
This webinar covers a five-step process for developing reports, then shows two different structures that can be used to organize narrative and content to be interesting and motivational to the reader or listener
To ensure that your data is valid, understandable, and likely to be used in decision making it is important to include stakeholders in your data collection and analysis process. In this highly interactive in-person workshop, attendees will participate in and discuss different techniques for involving stakeholders in the evaluation cycle.
This in-person workshop outlines the basics of conducting surveys for program evaluation. Participants will learn how to write survey items using typical question formats while avoiding common errors; distribute questionnaires to maximize response rate; determine sample size using online calculators; and learn strategies for avoiding and exploring response bias in survey data.
Upcoming webinars and workshops from the NEO can be found under NEO Training Opportunities. For more information about these webinars and workshops, or to request a session, contact Cindy Olney.