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  1. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Planning for Programs/Projects

    Event
    Webinar
    16th February, 2015
    Online
    Paid

    This AEA eStudy introduces six key planning steps for a successful monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. This 6-step approach guides programming at the community, regional, and national levels. Learn how to review the initial needs assessment and program project design that informs the M&E planning, as well as the other stages of the project/program cycle and planning and their corresponding M&E activities (events).

  2. eStudy 054: Reporting Alternatives for Evaluators

    Event
    Webinar
    24th February, 2015
    Online
    Paid

    Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results implemented and disseminated widely, but there are alternatives to the traditional lengthy report. This interactive webinar will present an overview of four key principles for effective reporting and engage participants in a discussion of its role in effective evaluation. Participants will leave with an expanded repertoire of innovative alternatives to the traditional report along with selected tips and techniques.

  3. Checklists for Improving Evaluation Practice

    Event
    Webinar
    10th June, 2015
    Online
    Free

    FREE WEBINAR | Checklists for Improving Evaluation Practice June 10, 2015 | 1 - 1:45 p.m. EDT Checklists for Improving Evaluation Practice The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist increased patient safety and even saved lives.  Checklists have been used in aviation since the 1930s with immeasurable contributions to flight safety.  Checklists are used in a wide array of professions to minimize error and enhance quality.  What can checklists do for your evaluation practice?  Dr. Lori Wingate, Assistant Director of the Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, will provide an overview of the forms and functions of checklists, highlight evaluation checklists developed by some of the field’s leading practitioners, and share basic information on how to use these checklists to improve practice.  Dr. Goldie MacDonald, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share her experience with checklist development and use in the evaluation of public health programs.  Webinar participants will learn how to access and begin to use a range of checklists designed to enhance day-to-day practice. This webinar is an extended version of an American Evaluation Association (AEA) coffee break held on April 23, 2015. This content made available to the public via EvaluATE’s free webinar series.  REGISTER HERE: http://www.evalu-ate.org/webinars/2015-june/ 

  4. Systems in Evaluation Unconference

    Event
    Webinar
    13th October, 2015 to 15th October, 2015
    Online
    Free

    The Systems in Evaluation TIG Leadership Team is pleased to announce the first Systems in Evaluation Unconference. An unconference is a loosely structured conference that emphasizes the informal, emergent exchange of ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of speakers and presenters.  Join us online daily on October 13, 14, and 15 from 3 – 4:30 pm Eastern Time to learn and share with your colleagues in an informal virtual environment. Build your knowledge and skills in systems evaluation without ever leaving the office!

  5. AEA Conference 2016: Evaluation + Design

    Event
    Conference
    24th October, 2016 to 29th October, 2016
    United States
    Paid

    The American Evaluation Association (AEA)'s annual conference theme is "Evaluation + Design". The AEA will bring together professionals from around the world who conduct, use, support, and study evaluation. Through this global community, the conference will explore how design and evaluation can be integrated to strengthen programs, benefit the environment, and improve the lives of people.

  6. What would an evaluation conference look like if it was run by people who know and care about presenting information to support use? (hint- that should be us)

    Blog
    2nd March, 2017

    All too often conferences fail to make good use of the experience and knowledge of people attending, with most time spent presenting prepared material that could be better delivered other ways, and not enough time spent on discussions and active learning.  With closing dates for two evaluation conferences fast approaching (the Australasian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association), could you propose something more useful, that would demonstrate how much we know and care about communicating and using information?

  7. Asking the Right Questions for Program Evaluations- AEA eStudy

    Event
    Course
    18th April, 2017 to 27th April, 2017
    Online
    Paid

    Join AEA for this month’s eStudy, which introduces new evaluators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Framework for Program Evaluation. Veteran evaluator and first Chief Evaluation Officer of the CDC, Tom Chapel, shares insights for setting focus and asking questions in a program evaluation.

  8. AEA Evaluation Conference 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

    Event
    Conference
    28th October, 2018 to 3rd November, 2018
    United States
    Paid

    Join the AEA community in a lively, critical conversation about the role of evaluators and evaluation in Speaking Truth to Power,  in Cleveland, October 28 – November 3.

  9. 7 Strategies to improve evaluation use and influence- Part 1

    Blog
    25th January, 2018

    What can be done to support the use of evaluation? How can evaluators, evaluation managers and others involved in or affected by evaluations support the constructive use of findings and evaluation processes?  

  10. 7 Strategies to improve evaluation use and influence- Part 2

    Blog
    2nd February, 2018

    This is the second of a two-part blog on strategies to support the use of evaluation, building on a session the BetterEvaluation team facilitated at the American Evaluation Association conference last year. While the session focused particularly on strategies to use after an evaluation report has been produced, it is important to address use before and during an evaluation.

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