Building Evaluation Capacity Workshop

The Program Evaluation and Research Group (PERG) at Lesley University presents:

Building Evaluation Capacity

A workshop series designed to:

• Build your understanding of program evaluation;
• Expand your professional toolbox with practical suggestions and techniques you can use in your organization;
• Create useful evaluation questions, and an overall plan that meets your program’s needs;
• Develop effective data collection strategies;
• Analyze your data and learn how to use your findings to strengthen your program;
• Develop your own capacity to conduct internal evaluations with guidance from PERG’s experienced evaluators.

Three Fridays: December 9, 2011
and February 10 and May 11, 2012: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
at Lesley University’s Porter Square campus, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cost: $175/session, $475 for full workshop series

To Register/For more information: Contact Judah Leblang, PERG Senior Research Associate at 617-349-8661 or

Lunch will be provided

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Project Design and Evaluation Course

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 149 Waquoit Highway (Route 28) Description: This two-day course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to design and implement projects that have measurable impacts on a targeted audience. The interactive curriculum is designed to increase the effectiveness of projects by applying valid instructional design theory to their design. Cost: There is no cost to attend but pre-registration. This course is being offered at no cost with funding support from NOAA and the Waquoit Bay Reserve.

Audience: Project managers/leads, coastal managers, heads of departments or committees, town administrators CoSponsors: Waquoit Bay Reserve Coastal Training Program (CTP), MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) Contact Info: Tonna-Marie Rogers, Coastal Training Coordinator, 508-457-0495 ext. 110,

May 10 – 11, 2010

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Rte. 28, Falmouth)

There is no cost to attend but interested persons must pre-register. Register at

Introduction to Evaluation and Visitor Studies

New England Museum Association presents this workshop: Introduction to Evaluation and Visitor Studies.
This workshop is designed to give you the basics of evaluation techniques and visitor studies, so that you can “do it yourself,” even on a shoe-string budget. Not many museums can afford their own evaluation team, so take advantage of learning from the pros at the Museum of Science! They will discuss the role of evaluation in museums as well as share the nuts and bolts of conducting evaluations at your own institution.

When: Friday, May 14, 2010, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Museum of Science, Boston, MA (parking is free!)
Register online at
Questions? Call NEMA, 781-641-0013.
This workshop is just one of the many that are being offered this spring. Click here for a complete list.