AEA Summer Evaluation Institute
Ravinia at Perimeter
This is a great, cost-effective training opportunity, June 1st-3rd (with pre-institute workshops on May 31st). Details here: http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=317 If you have recommendations about great courses you’ve taken in the past (like the one on conflict resolution!), feel free to share them in our Facebook or LinkedIn groups.
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Success Case Method
May 12, noon
The Success Case Method (SCM) is an evaluation approach that is simpler and faster than most other evaluation approaches, and yet it is often equally credible to other approaches. The SCM is similar to more typical evaluation approaches in that it uses many of the same tools, such as surveys and interviewing. It is different, however, in that it does not seek, nor claim, to be a comprehensive evaluation approach. Jan will provide a description of the method and share some case examples.
Jan Fields is currently an ORISE evaluation fellow assigned to the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program. Jan is from Grand Rapids, MI, where he was a respiratory therapist for 35 years and a community college educator for 22 years.
Webinars are free for members and $5 for others. Register by Monday, May 11, 2015.
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Social Determinants of Health
April 23, 5:30
Little Five Points Community Center*
April’s professional development event on social determinants of health features something for evaluators working in many sectors—not just health. Education, housing, employment, transport—all affect a population’s health, and evaluators must be prepared to consider where they intersect.
Join us as Marilyn Metzler provides an overview of health equity concepts and major components of the World Health Organization’s framework on the social determinants of health and then engages with us in a conversation about its relevance to evaluation. Marilyn is the senior analyst for health equity in the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Networking and snacks start at 5:30, program at 6:00. The event is free for members, $20 for nonmembers ($10 for fellows, interns, and students). Not yet a member? Join at www.atl-eval.org; $40 for professionals, $25 for fellows, interns, and students. We’ll adjourn to the Wrecking Bar to continue the discussion around 7:30.
*The Little Five Points Community Center is at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. We’ll be meeting in the room the opens on to the parking lot that faces Euclid. It’s just a couple of blocks from the Inman Park Marta station, too.
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March Members-Only Event
Lunch with Huey Chen
Thursday, March 12, 2015
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
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3 Corporate Square, #370
Atlanta, GA 30329
Krista Collins and Monica Oliver from The Evaluation Group will reprise their standing-room-only AEA 2014 presentation. For their 2012 Race to the Top-District evaluation, they developed a web-based data dashboard to track progress in meeting grant objectives and to support dissemination of evaluation findings to stakeholders at the school district, state, and federal levels. In this session, they will engage the audience in an interactive exercise to develop a step-by-step process for navigating the dashboard development process. They will share expected and unexpected challenges that influenced their own evaluation plan, and provide proactive strategies and solutions that contributed to their success. The interactive session will cover the software procurement and programming agreement; data management, sharing, and storage; data visualization and web design, and stakeholder use, interpretation and reporting.
We’ll start with networking and snacks at 5:30 and move to the presentation at 6:00, finishing up by 7:30. The event is free for members and $15 for nonmembers. Not a member? Join with Paypal at www.atl-eval.org or sign up at the event. Professional membership is $40; student, fellow, and intern memberships are $25.
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Bridging the gap between great plans and reality: A case study of rigorous outcome evaluation of policy implementation
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Advance Register here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB52DB86894738
Evaluators are under increased pressure to collect compelling evidence on the quality of change that a policy or a program introduces. With this series, case studies of rigorous evaluation in practice are described. In this first case study, Sarah O’Dell, Evaluation Manager at ICF International will provide an overview of her team’s lessons learned in an evaluation of policy implementation among group child care providers in New York City. This webinar will highlight the time frame required for planning for a large scale investigation, development and selection of instruments and research design, the resources needed to implement a multisite outcome evaluation, and types of technical responses to complications in field work and data analyses.
Sarah O’Dell has worked at ICF International for 6 years and is currently a project manager specializing in public health research and evaluation. Her work at ICF has afforded her the opportunity to be involved in the design and implementation of a wide range of research and evaluation projects focused in health promotion and chronic disease prevention.
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Misaligned Objectives and Design, Misuse use of Evaluation Tools
This presentation examines the impact of misaligned evaluation objectives; how inappropriate, through strong designs compromise our interpretation of findings; and, how evaluation tools, methods and approaches can sometimes erode our ability to draw accurate conclusions.
Monday, November 17, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 pm
3 Corporate Square, Suite 370, Atlanta, GA 30329
Dr. Ann Doucette is the director of The Evaluators’ Institute (September 2008), director of the Midge Smith Center for Evaluation Effectiveness, and a research professor at Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, DC. She has broad experience in the management, analysis, and evaluation of diverse intervention programs, the development of accountability and outcomes monitoring systems at individual and system levels; research methodology, data collection strategies, psychometric and measurement techniques, and applied statistical analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Her expertise includes the development of performance and outcome measurement systems that target accountability, quality monitoring and outcomes for system and individual levels of intervention/care. Her work includes a specialized emphasis on measurement, which she considers fundamentally critical for evaluation practice, and a complex adaptive systems perspective. She has developed several assessment measurement approaches using Item Response Theory (IRT) to generate measures having greater precision using brief, less burdensome instrumentation, which have the potential to lead to computer-adaptive applications and real-time data usage.
The event is free for AaEA members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students/interns/fellows.
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