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Hosting Foundations of Evaluation Workshop Series

Location change:
Workshops will now be held at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge.

Building on the Culture of Impact series facilitated by Debbie Wilde in 2015, The Summit Foundation is bringing experts from Vantage Evaluation to help you enhance your organization’s evaluation process. Components of the free 3-part workshop series include:

* Designed for the seasoned evaluator or the organization just starting to consider evaluation
* Each workshop will build on the previous one, you can attend all or just one if that’s all your schedule allows
* A work session is part of each workshop to allow you time to implement what you leaned with support of Vantage Evaluation staff

All workshops will be held at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. Please register for one or all workshops by clicking the registration button below. You may send more than one representative from your organization as space permits. Details on what each workshop entails below.

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Session 1: Crafting Key Evaluation Questions
Tuesday, May 16
1pm – 5pm

This session will focus on how to develop key evaluation questions. Key evaluation questions provide the focus for any evaluation by explicating the questions the evaluation seeks to answer. Participants will learn strategies for how to develop and prioritize key evaluation questions, how to word key evaluation questions, and how to ensure key stakeholders are engaged in the evaluation design. In addition, participants will learn how to use key evaluation questions to guide the selection of evaluation methods.

Session 2: Designing and Conducting Surveys for Evaluation
Thursday, June 29
9am – 5pm

This session will focus on designing and conducting surveys to answer one or more key evaluation questions. We will discuss the best circumstances to utilize surveys, possible question types, question wording and ordering strategies, survey logistics (e.g., sampling and distribution), and provide an introduction to basic quantitative data analysis.

Session 3: Designing and Conducting Qualitative Evaluations
Wednesday, August 16
9am – 5pm

This session will focus on designing and conducting focus groups and interviews to answer one or more key evaluation questions. We will discuss the best circumstances to utilize qualitative tools, possible question types, question wording and ordering strategies, facilitation and logistics, and provide an introduction to basic qualitative data analysis.

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About the Facilitator

The series facilitator, Elena Harman, PhD. is the CEO and Lead Evaluator at Vantage Evaluation. Elena specializes in helping purpose driven organizations implement meaningful evaluation strategies that generate actionable information. Prior to launching Vantage Evaluation in 2013, Elena was an internal evaluator at the Colorado Health Foundation, where she helped launch the Foundation’s Measurable Results model, a nationally recognized approach to collective impact and shared measurement. Elena holds a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods from Claremont Graduate University.

Questions? Contact Program Officer Megan Nuttelman.





 

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