Evaluation is a key programmatic function; however, it often gets overlooked during program implementation, or confusion over how to conduct a good and thorough evaluation may lead staff to forgo such efforts. Evaluation helps us to make solid programmatic decisions and holds us accountable to ourselves, our funders and our communities. This training will move through the different levels of process and outcome evaluation - clearly defining them and providing suggestions and tips on how to conduct evaluations easily and successfully. The webinar will use widely accepted terminology and methodologies so that the basics are well understood and can be universally applied across different programs or disciplines. The facilitator will also briefly discuss how to construct evaluation plans (including evaluation questions and indicators) that align with implementation plans, and how to make sure that these plans align with one another.
Note: This webinar will not cover how to create evaluation instruments or how to create logic models.