Date: July 25, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Virginia Thielsen, Ph.D.
Summary: Starting with the program evaluation questions, this session is designed to help you plan and implement the program evaluation project.  Topics in this section include:

– How to operationalize  your PE questions
– Choosing the best PE model for your agency and the project
– Developing your logic model (LM)
– Moving the LM into goals and objectives that include tasks, responsibilities and data collection methods
– How to work effectively with an external Program Evaluation contractor to ensure you get what you need

Bio: Virginia Thielsen, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate at Michigan State University and serves as the Co-Principal Investigator of Project Excellence: A Program Evaluation Partnership with Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth – Michigan Rehabilitation Services. During the ten years she has worked on the project she has authored or co-authored over 85 program evaluation reports. Her prior experience includes over twenty years of experience as a rehabilitation counselor and clinical supervisor in a variety of settings.  Her research and teaching interests include program evaluation leading to evidence based practices, transition issues for youths with disabilities and clinical supervision.

The webinar series is sponsored by the Region 10 Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center through funding provided from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (grant H264A080003-09A).

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