$75 – $150

Measuring the Impact of Your Community Development Programs

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United Way of Greenville County

105 Edinburgh Court

Greenville, South Carolina 29607

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Program Evaluation

Measuring the Impact of Your Community Development Programs

November 8th from 10am to 4pm

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Come and learn the introductory fundamentals of program evaluation from The Riley Institute. This training will focus on “evaluative thinking”: the mindset a person or organization needs to cultivate in order to engage in successful program evaluation. Evaluative thinking involves the continual willingness to reflect critically on one’s practice, question underlying assumptions of program operation, and ask “how do we know what we think we know?” Learn the core components of planning and implementing a program evaluation, including: different types of evaluation (e.g. process v. impact); the necessity of stakeholder identification and involvement; the use of logic models and theories of change; outcome measurement; types of data and data collection activities; and reporting. Participants will leave with an understanding of what program evaluation is, why it is important, and how it can be used to improve organizational decision-making and impact.

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  • Sally Morris Cote, Ph.D., The Riley Institute at Furman

  • About the trainer: Sally Morris is a Research Associate in the Center for Education Policy and Leadership (CEPL). Sally graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Furman University. She is completing her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she already has received an M.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Survey Methodology. As Qualtrics Technical Consultant for the H.W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, Sally worked extensively with students and faculty to design and implement small and large-scale survey research on a variety of topics. She also has significant experience in qualitative research, particularly in designing and fielding in-depth interviews in a wide range of settings. Sally’s work history includes the following projects: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Single Fathers Due to Cancer study; the Survey of International and U.S. Nurses out of UNC’s Department of Health Care Environments; and Research Triangle International’s study on food security, with funding from a grant provided by the Food and Nutrition Service of the USDA.

Cost:

SCACED Members: $75

Non-SCACED Members: $150

SCACED members receive discounted tickets to CDI education programs. Interested in membership? Visit scaced.org/member-benefits.

Community Development Institute (CDI):

CDI is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics. Learn more

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