Evaluation 101: The Whys, Whats, and Hows to Evaluating Your Program
Description: Organizations are continuously faced with the challenge of doing many things on a shoestring budget. As a result, evaluation can be overlooked or fall in priority rankings; however, there is a lot organizations can do! Evaluation evolves throughout the lifetime of an organization. As such, this interactive session will allow participants to better understand program evaluation and how they can evaluate their own programs more effectively. Targeting organizations doing individual programming, this session will allow participants to experience a guided exercise intended to teach participants how to use Microsoft Excel to assist in program evaluation.
Date/Time: September 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM HST
Certificate: This course provides 2.75 hours of continuing education credits (pending approval) for the Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor credentials.
Registration: Register here
Facilitator: A retired substance use prevention coalition director, Stephanie Strutner, MPH owns and operates an independent consulting firm, Catalyst Evaluation Group, through which she provides support to clients through measuring impact and conducting biostatistical and epidemiological analyses. She also serves as consultant and trainer for a number of agencies and serves as the part-time CEO for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory & Henry College, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Tennessee with a focus and field practice in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, a Certificate in Social Enterprise Effectiveness from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, and is a Level II Certified Prevention Specialist.
Target Audience: The target audience for this training is Maui County prevention and treatment providers and stakeholders who delivery programs to individuals, families, and groups. This training is a virtual training that will take place over the Zoom. Participants must have access to audio and video capabilities on the Zoom platform in order to fully participate in the program and receive continuing education credits.
Questions: For further questions, please contact Rick Collins at email@example.com.
- Define social marketing, social norms marketing, and media advocacy
- Identify how the goals and focus audiences differ for social marketing, social norms marketing, and media advocacy
- List the steps necessary to implement social marketing, social norms marketing, and media advocacy
- Identify when social media can be used to augment their substance misuse prevention work
- Select the appropriate social media platform(s) for their focus audience(s)
- Apply best practices for creating social media posts
- Identify appropriate use of social media when implementing social marketing campaigns, social norms marketing campaigns, and media advocacy strategies
This free, two-day virtual training will cover the topic of ethics in the substance misuse prevention field. The training will cover key terminology, the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, and a decision-making process to use when faced with an ethical dilemma.
- Explore a framework for community participation in prevention
- Identify who you want to engage in which prevention efforts
- Brainstorm ways to engage them during COVID-19 restrictions
- Develop your community engagement plan
Organizations are continuously faced with the day-to-day challenges of running programs and its operations. This often makes it difficult for organizations to make time to develop sustainability plans that take a broader perspective on ways to continue the work into the future. This training will explore ways for programs, coalitions, and organizations to understand sustainability, and begin developing a plan that sustains the work and the organization. We'll discuss key elements of sustainability, and participants will have an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals, and take initial steps to begin developing a sustainability plan for their program, organization, or coalition.
This is a casual event to provide an opportunity for prevention providers and stakeholders to network and collaborate, discuss training and news updates, and share prevention-related information with each other.
There will be sharing and discussion on updates from organizations and prevention programs, and discussion of any relevant news, opportunities for collaboration, or other relevant prevention-related information.
Other resources and trainings needed will be discussed.
This training will explore the basic concepts of evaluation and will teach attendees how to utilize Excel to assist in program evaluation.
The participants will learn the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. Using scenarios and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics.