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Key things to know before registering:

  • eStudy courses will be recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants, beginning in January 2014
  • Your registration for an eStudy course covers all sessions for that course
  • There will be a short homework assignment, requiring an hour or less of your time, between sessions
  • Registration will close five business days in advance of the first session meeting
  • The webinar operates through GoToWebinar. Check your computer's requirements here.

Registration

eStudy 083- Introduction to Consulting
eStudy 083- Introduction to Consulting

eStudy 083: Introduction to Consulting

Presenter: Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington, President of Barrington Research Group, Inc.

Description: Are you a program evaluator contemplating venturing out on your own? For many, this may be both an exciting and intimidating prospect. Taught by an independent consultant, this practical eStudy course will reveal the simple but important skills needed to be successful.

The course helps participants apply management consulting, entrepreneurial and small business skills to the evaluation and applied research setting. Valuable samples, worksheets, insider tips and trade secrets are provided. Through lecture, anecdote, at-home exercises, and independent reflection, participants are encouraged to identify and address the unique issues they face and to prepare an action plan.

This eStudy will occur in four 90-minute sessions. Each session will cover three inter-related topics. A pre-course worksheet will be circulated for completion prior to Day 1 and an at-home investigative assignment will precede Days 2, 3 & 4.

This eStudy is directed toward beginners. Attendees need no prior knowledge about how to set up a consulting practice in order to participate fully and effectively in the webinars but it must be a topic they are seriously exploring.

Learning Outcomes:

Determine if consulting is an appropriate career choice
Define your competitive edge & learn some marketing secrets
Examine business plan essentials
Explore the basics to set up shop
Find out how to set fees and track time
Think about work-life balance

Dates and Sessions:

Day 1: The Personal Factor- December 5th 12:00-1:30 (EST)

  1. Is consulting right for me?
  2. My competitive edge
  3. Consultants’ marketing secrets

Day 2: Entrepreneurial Skills- December 7th 12:00-1:30 (EST)

  1. Setting up shop
  2. Price-setting methods & calculating fees
  3. Managing money

Day 3: Business Skills- December 12th 12:00-1:30 (EST)

  1. Business planning
  2. Tracking time
  3. Writing proposals

Day 4: Staying Alive!- December 14th 12:00-1:30 (EST)

  1. Understanding contracts
  2. Managing risk
  3. Survival Skills
  4. Wrap up

BIO:

Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington is a senior evaluation advisor and well-known Canadian program evaluator, educator, and writer. She has more than 30 years of experience running her own consulting practice, Barrington Research Group, Inc., and has conducted over 130 program evaluation and applied research studies. Her recent book, Consulting Start up & Management: A Guide for Evaluators & Applied Researchers, (SAGE, 2012) is based on her consulting experience. In 2008, she won the Canadian Evaluation Society award for her Contribution to Evaluation in Canada. In 2016, she received the AEA’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice. She is a Credentialed Evaluator, a certified teacher, and in 2014 was designated a Fellow of the Certified Management Consultants of Canada. As she recently said, “It has been a pleasure throughout my career to be a member of AEA, undoubtedly the most abiding resource in the development of my practice. As a result, I look forward to this opportunity to share my experience with those interested in exploring consulting as a career option.”

Facilitation Experience:

Since the 1990’s, I have presented workshops on consulting topics at professional development events hosted by the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and the European Evaluation Society. I have also presented at professional development events at the Summer Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and AEA, and the Claremont Graduate University Summer Professional Development series. This classic webinar series is constantly updated based on participant feedback. I have taught an online Master’s course on Program Evaluation for Athabasca University for many years. I also teach an on-line course in Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation for the Master’s program in Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. In addition, I teach a blended course (in-person and on-line) on Program Evaluation for the Master’s in Medical Science Education at the University of Alberta.

Logistics: This six-hour real-­time webinar-­based eStudy workshop will be presented in four, 90-­‐minute sessions.This session is webinar based and  will  include  lecture, question and answer, and opportunities for audience participation. To prepare for each session, there will be a short  homework  assignment such as an article to read or resource to explore.

Pricing:

Student Member Price- $80
Member Price- $150
Student Non-Member Price- $110
Non-Member Price- $200

 

Click here for additional information about the eStudy program.

Registration

eStudy 084- Intermediate Consulting Skills
eStudy 084- Intermediate Consulting Skills

eStudy 084- Intermediate Consulting Skills

Presenter: Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington, President of Barrington Research Group, Inc.

Description: Are you already managing a consulting practice? Do you find that you look forward to the field work but avoid dealing with the small business demands? Join Gail Barrington in this 3-hour webinar series as she explores some of these challenging consulting management issues.

Evaluators and applied researchers may be well versed in academic research processes, but uncertain about how to handle the entrepreneurial and small business management skills needed to be successful independent consultants. For those aspiring to have a thriving practice, this workshop addresses common problems encountered in the day-to-day running of a small consulting business and identifies some of the key issues faced by consultants.

This workshop will help participants problem solve around the ongoing challenges of a consulting practice. For those looking to fine-tune their current professional practice, a seasoned practitioner/award winner/author will share from her more than two decades of experience. This eStudy will occur in two 90-minute sessions. Each session will cover three inter-related topics.

This eStudy will occur in two 1.5-hour sessions and will include preparation materials sent before, between, and after the sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Rethinking their competitive edge
  2. Pricing strategies
  3. Contracting for success
  4. Communicating with clients
  5. Managing work processes
  6. Fostering innovation and sustainability

Dates and Sessions:

January 23rd 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 1: Fresh approaches to marketing, Pricing strategies, Contracting for success

January 25th 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 2: Communicating with clients, Managing work processes, Fostering innovation

BIO:

Dr. Gail Vallance Barrington is a senior evaluation advisor and well-known Canadian program evaluator, educator, and writer. She has more than 30 years of experience running her own consulting practice, Barrington Research Group, Inc., and has conducted over 130 program evaluation and applied research studies. Her recent book, Consulting Start up & Management: A Guide for Evaluators & Applied Researchers, (SAGE, 2012) is based on her consulting experience. In 2008, she won the Canadian Evaluation Society award for her Contribution to Evaluation in Canada. In 2016, she received the AEA’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice. She is a Credentialed Evaluator, a certified teacher, and in 2014 was designated a Fellow of the Certified Management Consultants of Canada. As she recently said, “It has been a pleasure throughout my career to be a member of AEA, undoubtedly the most abiding resource in the development of my practice. As a result, I look forward to this opportunity to share my experience with those interested in exploring consulting as a career option.”

Facilitation Experience:

Since the 1990’s, I have presented workshops on consulting topics at professional development events hosted by the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and the European Evaluation Society. I have also presented at professional development events at the Summer Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and AEA, and the Claremont Graduate University Summer Professional Development series. This classic webinar series is constantly updated based on participant feedback. I have taught an online Master’s course on Program Evaluation for Athabasca University for many years. I also teach an on-line course in Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation for the Master’s program in Program Evaluation at Michigan State University. In addition, I teach a blended course (in-person and on-line) on Program Evaluation for the Master’s in Medical Science Education at the University of Alberta.

Logistics:

This real-time webinar-based eStudy workshop is broken into two 1.5-hour sessions. Each session is webinar based and will include lecture, question and answer, and opportunities for audience participation. To prepare for each session, there will be a short homework assignment such as an article to read or resource to explore.

Pricing:

Student Member Price- $40
Member Price- $75
Student Non-Member Price- $55
Non-Member Price- $100

 

Click here for additional information about the eStudy program.

eStudy 085- Using Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More
eStudy 085- Using Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More

eStudy 085: Using Correlation and Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More

Presenter: Dale E. Berger, Ph.D.

Description:

Multiple regression is a powerful and flexible tool that has wide applications in evaluation and applied research. Regression analyses are used to describe relationships, test theories, make predictions with data from experimental or observational studies, and model complex relationships.

In this series of workshops we’ll explore preparing data for analysis, selecting models that are appropriate to your data and research questions, running analyses including mediation and moderation, interpreting results, and presenting findings to a nontechnical audience. The facilitator will demonstrate applications from start to finish with SPSS and Excel. In recognition of the fact that it is difficult to remember everything in a presentation, participants will be given detailed handouts with explanations and examples that can be used at home to guide similar applications

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to assess and deal with issues that may affect the validity of correlation and regression analyses
Be able to recognize appropriate applications of regression, including mediation and moderation analyses
Be able to use SPSS to conduct appropriate regression analyses
Be able to interpret output from SPSS regression analyses and similar programs
Be able to present regression findings effectively

Dates and Sessions:

February 6th, 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 1- Introduction to Correlation and Regression
February 8th, 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 2- Mediation Analysis with Regression
February 13th, 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 3- Moderation Analysis with Regression
February 15th, 12:00-1:30(EST)-Day 4- Applications, Special Issues, and Final Advice 

 

Pre-reading and Homework:

For each of four 90-minute sessions participants will be given a detailed handout with material that follows the presentation and provides supplementary examples, explanations, and resources.  The presentations will use PowerPoint, SPSS, and Excel along with the handouts. Participants will be encouraged to replicate examples in the handouts and conduct comparable analyses on their own between sessions.

BIO:

Dale Berger recently retired after 45 years as Professor and administrator in an applied graduate psychology and evaluation program at Claremont Graduate University. He taught many intermediate and advanced statistical methods courses along with applied cognition. He has presented multiple workshops at AEA, the Western Psychological Association, and the Claremont Professional Development Workshops, and was recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award from WPA. He has a website http://wise.cgu.edu in support of teaching and learning statistics

Facilitation Experience:

I have taught similar workshops and eStudy courses for AEA several times in addition to statistical workshops for the Western Psychological Association and the Claremont Professional Development Workshops. Throughout my career as a professor, I taught statistical methods for graduate students in applied psychology and evaluation. My teaching ratings from students and workshop participants have been consistently high. I received the outstanding teaching award from the Western Psychological Association

Logistics:

This six-hour real-­time webinar-­based eStudy workshop will be presented in four, 90-­‐minute sessions.This session is webinar based and  will  include  lecture, question and answer, and opportunities for audience participation. To prepare for each session, there will be a short  homework  assignment such as an article to read or resource to explore

Pricing:

Student Member Price- $80
Member Price- $150
Student Non-Member Price- $110
Non-Member Price- $200

Click here for additional information about the eStudy program.