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In-depth eStudy courses offer a deep dive into top-of-mind evaluation themes and topics. Open to both members and nonmembers alike, eStudies provide a diverse learning experience where collaboration is encouraged.

Key things to know before registering:

  • eStudy courses are recorded and made available for 14 days to all paid registrants
  • 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.

eStudy 089: Introduction to Stakeholder Engagement for Complex Contexts

Presenter: Juna Z. Snow, Ph.D., Principal, Innovated Consulting, LLC Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Michael A Harnar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University & Senior Evaluation Specialist, Innovated Consulting, LLC

Dates: June 5 12:00-1:30(EST); June 7 12:00-1:30(EST)

Evaluators work with context-laden programs, and stakeholders reflect the dimensions of those contexts. Engaging stakeholders is not simply a choice of method, it is methodological–grounded in paradigms that guide how an evaluation is designed and implemented. Useful and impactful stakeholder engagement is purposive and informed by a participatory stance on learning and knowledge creation. A reflexive practitioner knows that buy-in, involvement, and engagement are all dimensions defined by a complex context within which the evaluation is implemented. This webinar will share tools and strategies used by evaluation practitioners when engaging stakeholders, particularly with application in contexts that exercise evaluator competencies, such as cultural responsiveness and reflexivity.

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eStudy 090: Visual Thinking + Visual Making= The formula for doing Data Visualization

Presenter: Sara Vaca, Independent Evaluator.

Dates: June 26 12:00-1:30pm (EST); June 28 12:00-1:30pm (EST)

This workshop aims to awake (or strengthen) our visual thinking dimension, and to help you translate your visual ideas into reality with Microsoft Office programs. By discovering (or remembering) the basic foundations of Data Visualization and seeing actual manners of communicating M&E concepts with visuals, we will open our mind and imagination to allow the visual dimension enter some parts of your daily work and your way of thinking and analyzing, and we will set the basis for creating effective visuals.

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eStudy 091: Designing Useful Surveys

Presenter: Michelle Kobayashi,Vice President, National Research Center, Inc.

Dates: July 17 2:00-3:30pm (EST); July 19 2:00-3:30pm (EST)

Surveys for program evaluation, performance measurement, or needs assessment can provide excellent information for evaluators. However, designing effective surveys requires an eye both to unbiased question design as well as the best methods for data administration. Neglecting these two aspects impacts the success of the survey.

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