Getting to Outcomes: Program Evaluation II of III

Registration for this year is closed.  If you are interested in attending evaluation trainings in the future, please contact the Program Coordinator and we will place your name on a list.

Building on Program Evaluation: Telling Your Story, May 15, this series of 3 workshops will guide you through creating and implementing an evaluation plan.  During the trainings, participants will have an opportunity to develop an evaluation plan for their organization with the assistance of three evaluation specialists.


Linking Guiding Questions to Evaluation Approach is the second session in Getting to Outcomes: Program Evaluation.

Planning your evaluation continues as you learn about engaging participants in your study; considering your guiding questions to select the most appropriate evaluation instrument; designing and collecting data with various instruments; and, analyzing your data.  Data collection methods to be discussed are surveys, interviews, document review, and observation.

Learning Objectives
- Select an evaluation approach based upon your guiding questions
- Select, persons, documents and processes as potential sources of data
- Describe how to design and use various data collection instruments
- Describe how to analyze data from various data collection instruments
- Link evaluation approaches and data collection methods to your program logic model


Program Directors and Executive Directors that want to demonstrate outcomes in meaningful ways to their constituents.

Dr. Patty Emord has over twenty years experience working with community and nonprofit organizations, health professionals, academic settings, and private corporations. A strong facilitator with good interpersonal skills, Patty has experience in facilitating organizational change and development, instructional design, providing training, and program evaluations. In her approach to projects, Patty stresses the importance of seeking stakeholder participation in organizational initiatives to yield useful and productive outcomes.

Linda Colón is an instructional design and evaluation consultant with over fifteen years of experience working in diverse educational program settings. Ms. Colón has a Master’s degree in education from the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in language, literacy and sociocultural studies. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at UNM in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies (OLIT) with an interest in interdisciplinary team collaboration, and organizational performance and evaluation.

Carla Forrest, Ph.D. is a Quality Business Systems Analyst at Sandia National Laboratories where she facilitates and leads team efforts to establish and monitor quality management systems, supports operational planning and deployment initiatives, and helps develop measurement systems to determine organizational improvement.  Carla participated in the Sandia Sponsored University Programs for ten years, while working full time, and upon graduation in 2006, received distinction for her Doctoral degree in Organizational Learning and Strategic Knowledge Management from the University of New Mexico.

June 26th, 2012 9:00 AM   through   3:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671


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