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Program Evaluation 101: What is it and why is it important?

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This workshop provides a hands-on overview of program evaluation and will cover how to create a logic model, how to apply it to a program, and how to develop outcomes/goals for the program based on the evaluation.  The three major types of Program Evaluation will be discussed: Goals-Based; Process-Based and Outcomes-Based evaluations.
A brief discussion of the focuses of each type will include:
  • Understanding or increasing the impact of the program;
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses to improve the program;
  • Verifying the program is running as intended;
  • Developing goals and creating accountability for the programs management; and
  • Producing tangible programmatic data.
Information on how to utilize questionnaires, surveys, checklist, interviews, documentation reviews, observation, focus groups and/or case studies to conduct the evaluation will also be reviewed. 
Additionally, each participant will have the opportunity to create a basic logic model during the workshop.  Discussion will also take place around how to use a completed logic model as a management tool to manage the program, identify gaps, write implementation plans, and establish program goals.
Learner outcomes:
Participants will learn:
  • about the basics of Program Evaluation (what it is and why they should be conducted);
  • how to conduct a program evaluation and how to tie it to an Outcome Measurement System (or Performance Outcome System);
  • how to develop a user friendly logic model; and
  • how to use the logic model to identify program objectives and goals.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu


Elizabeth Scott 

CEUs : 0.5



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
10/21/2021 - 10/21/2021 Weekly - Thu 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM N/A - Online Elizabeth Scott  Distance Education