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Evaluation Capacity Building: Implementation Live Interactive Webinar
August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Judi’s House/JAG Institute (JH/JAG) launched the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker initiative in 2019 to empower bereavement partners to use data to inform decision-making and enhance impact. In 2022 JH/JAG launched the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker expansion to initiate best practice standards for evaluation and data collection/utilization in the childhood bereavement field. Through a series of training workshops and custom technical assistance, JH/JAG will support Changemakers in growing their capacity for data collection, and program evaluation through a 12-month process designed to address data and evaluation needs big and small. Participating organizations will gain access to the knowledge and resources necessary to create efficient data processes to tell their story, identify service gaps, and target funding opportunities.
In this first training module – Evaluation Capacity Building: Preparation – JH/JAG lays the foundation for the training series, delving into what evaluation is, why it matters, and outlining the evaluation process before focusing on the three key elements required to prepare for launching an evaluation. Participants will be trained on best practices for goal setting for evaluation, identifying key stakeholders, building buy-in for the evaluation, and developing a culture of evaluation within the organization. Finally, participants will learn the importance of developing a program impact map (or logic model) and will work together on completing a draft program impact model through small group breakouts.
The workshop structure includes Welcome/Introduction, and for each objective: Content, Activity, Application, Wrap-Up. The presenters will utilize small group breakouts, polls, chat, and Google Jamboard to engage participants in activities focused on the evaluation content and orient them to the templates they will utilize to apply learnings in their organization. Time will be allocated at the end of the session to review each of the three objectives, discuss plans for the application of learnings, and allow participants to complete an action plan outlining the next steps for their organization.
CE Total: 2
Target Audience: Counselors, Social workers, Bereavement support professionals
Instructional Level: Basic
Cost: Free for Changemaker Program participants
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain how to set goals for evaluation – define and refine goals
- Discuss plans for how to create buy-in for evaluation within the organization
- Describe the Theory of Change and Logic Models and their purpose
Laura Landry, PhD is the Director of Evaluation and Research at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. She has 15 years’ experience evaluating community-based programs and large-scale prevention initiatives as well as building the capacity of organizations to utilize data to drive decisions. In addition to heading the organization’s Childhood Bereavement Changemaker Initiative, Laura oversees the Evaluation and Research Department. Her work focuses on evaluating Judi’s House services, building evaluation/data utilization capacity in the field, and disseminating the prevalence of childhood bereavement to inform advocates and practitioners working in the field.
Deirdre Erkman is the Evaluation Researcher at Judi’s House/JAG Institute. With over 5 years’ experience applying data analysis to nonprofit programming, Deirdre has a passion for guiding organizations to use data to benefit the people being served. In her role at Judi’s House, she leads the Childhood Bereavement Changemaker expansion, collaborating with organizations across the country to devise data-informed strategies and recommendations to improve decision-making, implementation, process, and outcomes. Deirdre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Tulane University. She can be reached at email@example.com.
CE Provider Information:
Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by their licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend “live” (in real-time) to earn CEs. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE process, please contact Adam Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 980-298-1155.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7221. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Counselors completing all three sessions of this conference will receive 2 contact hours.
National Alliance for Children’s Grief, #1819, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. National Alliance for Children’s Grief maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 07/20/2022 – 07/20/2023. Counselors completing this course will receive 2 continuing education credits.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0689. Social Workers completing this event will receive 2 contact hours.
The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0238. Counselors completing all three sessions of this conference will receive 2 contact hours.
Refund/cancellation policy: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Adam Carter at email@example.com or at 980-298-1155. Please note that no refunds will be given.
To request accessibility accommodations: The National Alliance for Children’s Grief is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Please contact Adam Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 980-298-1155 to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Attendance policy: To earn CEs for this event, you must attend the entirety of the event as demonstrated by your autogenerated login and logout time on the Zoom Webinar report and complete an online event evaluation within seven (7) days of the event. Please make sure you are signed into Zoom using the name that matches your professional license and not the name of your place of employment, as there is no way to verify your attendance after the fact if your name does not appear on the Zoom Webinar report.
Grievance policy: To view the NACG’s Continuing Education Grievance Policy, you can find it HERE.