Evaluation of Family Life Education Programs: 3-Part Series

Basics of Evaluation | Evaluation Design & Data Collection | Analyzing & Using Results
May 7, 2020 11:00am - May 21, 2020 12:30pm
CT
Single/Series Pricing: $25/$60 for NCFR student members, $45/110 for NCFR members & CFLEs, $85/205 for nonmembers & non-CFLEs
Location
Online

This three-part webinar series will take place live on May 7, May 14, and May 21, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT on each date.

Alisha Hardman and Donna Peterson
Webinar presenters Alisha M. Hardman, Ph.D., CFLE, and Donna J. Peterson, Ph.D.

Family practitioners and educators must be able to conduct a systematic evaluation of Family Life Education programs to enhance and clearly demonstrate a program’s educational effectiveness. With today’s focus on accountability and results in our work, program funders and administrators demand evidence of positive outcomes from their investment in family-strengthening programs. Knowledge about how to evaluate programs also strengthens leadership skills and opportunities in education and increases funding opportunities.

This series of three webinars is designed to equip current and future family practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully evaluate programs.  

Alisha M. Hardman, Ph.D., CFLE, and Donna J. Peterson, Ph.D., will present the following webinars:

  1. What Gets Planned, Gets Measured — May 7 — This webinar will be an introduction to program evaluation.
  2. What Gets Measured, Gets Results — May 14 — This webinar will focus on basic designs and data collection methods used in program evaluation.
  3. Results That Get Reported, Get Supported — May 21 — This webinar will focus on analyzing and sharing the results of the evaluations.

Content will build as the webinar series progresses so those with little or no understanding of program evaluation will learn what they need to effectively evaluate programs.

These interactive webinars will be beneficial for practitioners who wish to expand their program evaluation skills, and for instructors to use in classroom settings with the next generation of Family Life Educators.

Series approved for 4.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit. Each webinar approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

 
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Series price: $60 for NCFR student members / $110 for NCFR members and CFLEs / $205 for nonmembers and non-CFLEs

Single-webinar price: $25 for NCFR student members / $45 for NCFR members and CFLEs / $85 for nonmembers and non-CFLEs

Please note: If you are interested in attending the second or third webinar in the series, we highly recommend that you register for and attend the previous webinars in the series. Though the webinars are offered for registration individually, they have been designed to build on each other as the series progresses.
 

Webinar 1: What Gets Planned, Gets Measured

May 7, 2020 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

The first webinar in this series will focus on the basics of program evaluation. Topics will include evaluation within the context of Family Life Education, five domains of evaluation, steps in the evaluation process, and alignment of program objectives to desired outcomes.

This webinar will incorporate a "how-to" tutorial, with opportunities to apply information and skills. College and university instructors can incorporate this webinar in their classrooms to introduce program evaluation concepts to their students.

By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • define program evaluation;
  • identify five domains of evaluation;
  • explain the evaluation process; and
  • align program objectives to desired outcomes.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

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Webinar 2: What Gets Measured, Gets Results

May 14, 2020 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

The second webinar in the series will focus on basic evaluation designs and data collection methods commonly used in program evaluation.

Presenters will provide an overview of how to design an evaluation study and collect quantitative and qualitative evaluation data (e.g., survey, observation, interview). They’ll also provide opportunities to apply information and skills, such as identifying evaluation designs and modifying an existing standardized evaluation survey. College and university instructors can incorporate this webinar in their classrooms to introduce evaluation design and data collection to their students.

By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • describe basic program evaluation designs;
  • select an appropriate evaluation design based on identified evaluation questions;
  • select appropriate evaluation data collection methods; and
  • compare and contrast program evaluation and research.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

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Webinar 3: Results That Get Reported, Get Supported

May 21, 2020 | 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT

The third webinar in the series will focus on analyzing and reporting evaluation data. Topics will include basic quantitative and qualitative analyses (e.g., descriptive statistics, thematic analysis), as well as techniques for communicating and using results.

Presenters will discuss basic quantitative data analysis procedures in Microsoft Excel, qualitative data coding, and strategies for maximizing the use of results. College instructors can incorporate this webinar in their classrooms to introduce evaluation data utilization to their students.

By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • conduct basic data analysis procedures;
  • identify approaches for effectively communicating evaluation results to different audiences; and
  • describe how evaluation results are used for internal and external purposes.

Participants should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel to follow the demonstrations in this webinar.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

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About the Presenters

Alisha M. Hardman, Ph.D., CFLE, is a family life and program evaluation specialist with Mississippi State University Extension. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota in curriculum and instruction (Family, Youth, and Community concentration), and her master’s degree from Kansas State University in Family Studies and Human Services.

Dr. Hardman’s work focuses on the dissemination of Family Life Education information and programming and on providing technical assistance and training to Mississippi State University Extension specialists and agents on program planning and evaluation topics. Throughout her 10-year evaluation career, she has served as an evaluator and principal or co-investigator on various foundation and U.S.-government-funded grants. She has conducted evaluations of programs on diverse topics, including co-parenting and divorce education, nutrition education, 4-H robotics, youth emergency preparedness, and prevention of opioid misuse among rural farmers and families.

Donna J. Peterson, Ph.D., is a program evaluation specialist with Mississippi State University Extension. She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona in family studies and human development.

Dr. Peterson’s work focuses on designing and carrying out evaluations, analyzing evaluation data, reporting findings, and making recommendations for future program implementation. She provides training for Mississippi State University Extension specialists and agents on program planning and evaluation, and works with Extension administration to prepare university, state, and federal accountability reports. Throughout her 20-year evaluation career, she has served as an evaluator and principal or co-investigator on various U.S.-government-funded and National 4-H Council grants. She has conducted evaluations for community-based programs on diverse topics such as 4-H robotics, healthy living, 4-H leadership, teen pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, dating violence prevention, and youth violence prevention.
 

On-Demand Webinar Recording

Even if you can't watch this webinar live, your registration will still grant you access to watch the recording at your convenience.
 

Classroom Use

Classroom and departmental use licenses allow faculty members to share the video in class or embed the video in their online learning management system. Departmental use licenses allow more than on faculty member to use the webinar in their class. We request that links or downloads are not shared with students.
 

Single Webinars:

License for classroom use by one professor is available for $120 for NCFR members, $185 for nonmembers.

License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $170 for NCFR members, $305 for nonmembers.

Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $140.
 

3-Part Series:

License for classroom use by one professor is available for $290 for NCFR members, $445 for nonmembers.

License for departmental use (multiple professors) is available for $410 for NCFR members, $735 for nonmembers.

Departmental license for CFLE-approved programs is $335.
 

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