Most people know that program evaluation is valuable, yet they are intimidated at the thought of actually conducting an evaluation. 

It is important to be able to measure effectiveness and other indicators of performance in your program to help with fundraising and to demonstrate the need for services. This Program Evaluation training will give you the practical skills to conduct an evaluation and take some of the fear out of the process!
The Program Evaluation training will be delivered online over the course of 5 weeks, beginning on October 5, 2020, and is intended for those who work in a victim service organization that is, or will be, conducting a program evaluation. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a facilitated webinar. There are recommended readings, videos, and written assignments. You should expect to spend about an hour per week on those tasks in addition to participating in the 75-minute webinar. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. You will find the training schedule here.

This training is part of the NVAA Effective Management Series, and, like all OVC TTAC trainings, there is no cost to attend. Please note: Space is limited, so apply today to reserve your spot. 
Instructors*
Ruby Nelson
Ruby Nelson
Pikesville, Maryland

Ruby B. Nelson, Ph.D., is the program manager of community services in the Community Partnerships Administration for the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency, the public child welfare agency in Washington, D.C., responsible for protecting child victims, those at risk of abuse and neglect, and their families. As the manager, she is responsible for establishing policies and procedures to ensure the Community Services Unit operates smoothly. She has conducted program evaluations to provide management with information to make informed decisions about some aspect of their program. She provides supervision and consultation to staff and master’s-level social workers, and coordinates and integrates staff activities to ensure clients and their families receive supportive services. She developed, implemented, and delivered outreach programs, seminars, and workshops about child sexual abuse to the community. She teaches a master's-level Program Evaluation course at Morgan State University. Dr. Nelson is a licensed clinical social worker and received her Ph.D. in Social Work from the School of Social Work at Morgan State University. She earned an M.S.W. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, an M.A. in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia, and an Educational Specialist certification from Nova Southeastern University.
Mollie Ring
Mollie Ring
New London, Connecticut

Mollie Ring has more than 10 years of experience working with international and domestic nonprofit organizations, U.N. offices, and consulting firms. As the chief of programs for the SAGE Project, Ms. Ring oversaw all direct services, outreach, advocacy, and program evaluation for youth and adult human trafficking victims, as well as trauma and sexual abuse survivors. She also managed performance measure tracking and overall administration and reporting for three federal grants, including the first OVC demonstration project to serve domestic minor human trafficking victims. As an appointed member of the National Victim Assistance Standards Consortium, she was a stakeholder for strategic planning to improve victim services. As a consultant to the UNICEF Evaluation Office, she assessed the agency’s corporate social responsibility practices with private partners. Ms. Ring has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Vassar College and a master’s degree in Public Administration (with specialization in Program Evaluation and Budgeting) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
*OVC TTAC instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.
OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.
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