Evaluation Core Training Resources

Introduction to Program Evaluation for Community Organizations

This workshop is focused on the basics of program evaluation. The session includes information on building stakeholder engagement, evaluation planning, methods and processes.  This workshop is Intended for staff with no formal evaluation training, the workshop focuses on helping participants understand the evaluation process and developing awareness and skills for implementing a basic program evaluation in house. Information useful in working with external evaluators is also included.  This workshop was co-sponsored by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and the Lurie Children’s Hospital Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Evaluation Core.

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Video: Two chapters, total runtime 2 hrs 13 min.

Introduction to Logic Models for Community Organization Program Evaluation

This workshop introduces participants to the logic model concept for evaluation, reviews several logic model formats, and shares tips and processes for completing a logic model. This session is designed for those new to program evaluation. This workshop was co-sponsored by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and the Lurie Children’s Hospital Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Evaluation Core

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Video: Two chapters, total runtime 2 hrs 14 min.

Evaluation Core Past & Upcoming Training

Strategies for disseminating evaluation results: Getting the word out

December 2019 - Upcoming/TBD  

Look for details later this year.  

 

Measuring Physical Activity for Program Evaluation - Past Training

September 10, 2019  

Topics for Training:

  • The different methods for collecting physical activity data
  • Deciding what method is right for your program
  • Deep dive into observational methods
    • System for Observing Fitness and Leisure Activity in Youth(SOPLAY)
    • System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT)
  • Supports available to assist with data collection

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Using Focus Groups in Evaluations - Past Training

Monday, June 10, 2019 

Topics for Training:

  • How to tell if a focus group is right for your context
  • Basic focus group techniques
    • Focus group guide development
    • Facilitation techniques
    • Analytic approaches

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