Upcoming Workshops 2016

UW-Extension & UW-System

7 Habits of Highly Effective People ™ 4 Day Seminar

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Program helps participants achieve personal and interpersonal effectiveness from the inside out. Based on powerful, proven principles, participants will be able to improve their performance and results by first building a foundation of personal effectiveness, then by working successfully with – and through – others. Over 200 of your UWEX colleagues have already participated and, in the words of one, “It is a life changing experience.”

Next Session: December 6,7,8 and 9, 2016

Register here


UW-Cooperative Extension only

Designing good questions & leading good focus groups

In this workshop you will learn how to design powerful questions for focus groups, and you will learn how to plan and moderate focus group sessions. Focus groups are about bringing people together to share their perspectives. Not only do they yield strong insights into complex issues; they are a powerful way to engage partners and communities as you are involved in an evaluation or  research process. The Downtown Market Analysis website provides a good overview on Focus Groups here. This workshop will enable you to gather solid qualitative data for use in reports to stakeholders, county committees and annual/grant reports.

Time & Date: October 3rd, 2016
Where: Green Bay County Extension Office
Registration: Please register here.

Discovering Emotional Intelligence


Whether you are aware of them or not, emotions are intertwined in everything you think, do, and say each day on the job, in your career and throughout your life. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is how you handle yourself and others on the job. People who develop their EQ communicate effectively, handle stress well, make good decisions, handle conflict productively, are better team players, respond flexibly to change, influence others more, and provide top-notch performance. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Tedi Winnett (tedi.winnett@ces.uwex.edu; (262) 857-1931)  You can find more detailed information on the workshop here.

Time & Date: October 5th, 2016
Where: Grand Lodge at Stoney Creek, Rothschild WI
Registration: Please register here.

Quantitative Data Collection & Analysis


In this workshop you will learn how to use Excel to analyze your data.  Topics covered will include the appropriate means of analyzing different types of data (e.g. categorical vs. continuous), descriptive statistics, cross tabulations (pivot tables), and significance testing when you have large or small data sets.  A shared data set will be used to demonstrate how to analyze data in Excel, but you are encouraged to bring your own data.  Time permitting, there will be a discussion of working with qualitative data.This workshop is being offered by the Evaluation Leadership and Support Team.

Time & Date: October 17, 9-3
Where: Green Lake County Training Center
What you need: A laptop computer and your own data set.
Registration: Please contact Steve Grant (steven.grant@ces.uwex.edu) if you plan on attending.

Understanding the Context for your Programming

This hands-on workshop focuses on needs assessment as a popular method/approach for understanding the context for your programming.  It includes stakeholder engagement, identifying sources of data, introduction to basic data collection methods (such as surveys, interviews and focus groups), how to identify and prioritize the focus of your programming, and an introduction to other methods for understanding context and where you can learn more.  This workshop is being offered by the Evaluation Leadership and Support Team.

Time & Date: Sept. 21, 9-3
Where: Green Lake County Training Center
What you need: Please come with a specific program or program idea in mind.
Registration: Please contact Steve Grant (steven.grant@ces.uwex.edu) if you plan on attending.

Conceptualizing the Change your Program Fosters


This hands-on workshop provides an introduction to logic models as a popular tool for conceptualizing the change your program seeks to contribute to.  It includes an overview of logic models and a focus on developing your own logic model based on your needs assessment (or other related) data. Please come prepared with your needs assessment (or other data set) that you will conceptualize your program based upon.  Additional change models and how to use them in conceptualizing your program design will be introduced. This workshop is being offered by the Evaluation Leadership and Support Team.

Time & Date: October 20, 9-3
Where: Green Lake County Training Center
What you need: .Please come with an understanding of the context for your program effort, gathered through some process of data collection and analysis.
Registration: Please contact Steve Grant (steven.grant@ces.uwex.edu) if you plan on attending.

Evaluating Impact: Mapping the ripple effects of programs or collaboratives


Participants will learn how to engage program and community stakeholders in a process of retrospectively and visually mapping the ripple effects of a program or complex collaboration. This data collection and analysis process, known as Ripple Effect Mapping, combines elements of appreciate inquiry, mind mapping, group interviewing, and qualitative data analysis. It can be used to document intended and unintended outcomes of programming efforts and the contributions of those efforts to community change.his workshop is being offered by the Evaluation Leadership and Support Team.

Time & Date: November 10, 10-3
Where: Green Lake County Training Center
What you need: A basic understanding of evaluation terms and data collection methods.  Participants are expected to read an article on ripple effect mapping before coming to the workshop.
Registration: Please contact Steve Grant (steven.grant@ces.uwex.edu) if you plan on attending.

Designing Your Evaluation


This hands-on workshop focuses on developing an evaluation plan based on your logic model or other change model.  Participants can expect to engage in a number of fun, practical exercises that will help them think about their programs in different ways and confidently apply new skills directly to their own work. Links to resources for more in-depth information on particular subject areas of interest will also be provided. This workshop is being offered by the Evaluation Leadership and Support Team.

Time & Date: November 29, 9-3
Where: Green Lake County Training Center
What you need: Please come with a logic model or other change model related to a program you want to evaluate.
Registration: Please contact Steve (steven.grant@ces.uwex.edu) if you plan on attending.

Data Jam (Monthly Qualitative Analysis & MAXQDA training session)

Data Jams are our core educational opportunities for building capacity around the qualitative data analysis software MAXQDA. For a full day, colleagues across the state analyze a data set, brought by a colleague or team of colleagues. By participating in data jams, you build skills in evaluation development, qualitative data analysis, and in the use of qualitative data analysis software. More importantly: you’re working with colleagues on a real project, and you will finish a brief research summary at the end of the data jam. Learn more about Data Jams here. 

March 30 (host sites – Milwaukee and Madison)
April 25 (host sites – Waukesha and Madison)
May 18 (host sites: Outagamie and Madison)
June 20 (hosts: Green Bay and Madison)

July 13 (host: Madison)
August 8 (hosts: Kenosha & Madison)
September 16 CANCELLED
October 5 (hosts: TBD and Madison)
November 10 (hosts: TBD and Madison)
December 8 (hosts: TBD and Madison)

Register here. If you have additional questions, please contact Ellen Bechtol (ellen.bechtol@ces.uwex.edu).

 

Past Workshops 2016

Understanding our Programming Efforts Relative to Diversity and Inclusion (PD&E Analysis Series)

Over the course of four analysis sessions, you will start to develop a coding scheme that will will lay the foundation for data-driven cross-programmatic and cross-regional/area collaborations and planning.  It will yield  a more comprehensive common understanding of how we achieve our value of inclusiveness in our institution. The analysis workshop series will yield with analytic products (coding schemes & models) that constitute a strong basis for a deeper understanding of our programming efforts that help us expand access to diverse and underserved individuals and communities.  This workshop is co-hosted by the Civil Rights Leadership Team and the Program Development & Evaluation Unit.

Session Dates: May 20 // June 10 // June 24 // July 8

For more information, please contact Christian Schmieder.

Results Narratives Writing Workshop Series


In this workshop you will start writing a Results Narrative on your programming. This workshop focuses on ‘doing’, but you will also learn what kinds of information each field in the Results Narrative requires, and you will learn what kinds of programming efforts make for good Results Narratives (vs. Impact Statements). This workshop is developed and offered by the Recording Results Input Education Team.

Time & Date: April 21, 9-11
Where: Madison, WI (Pyle Center L44), or ONLINE via Google Hangout
What you need: A local writing partner – ideally in your office, but you can also have them on the phone. If you don’t have a writing partner: We’ll match you during the seminar.
Registration: Please contact Christian Schmieder if you plan on attending.
Alternative, upcoming dates: June 14 ,10-12

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Qualitative Data Analysis & Software: A guided work session for research teams

August 22-25, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

In this hands-on analysis work session, we create a space for your team to explore how to best integrate concrete research practices and qualitative research software. You will learn how to work with qualitative data analysis software in a deeply methods-driven way by analyzing your own data, doing the work that you are passionate about. During extensive analysis sessions, each team will be directly mentored by an experienced qualitative analyst and software user.

You and your team will…
… effectively integrate qualitative research work flows and qualitative data analysis software.
… learn how to use qualitative data analysis software in data analysis, team work and research organization.
… build research products (e.g. models, coding systems, initial theories) that will kick start your research project
… as a team, gain a deep common understanding of where your research is at, and where it will go in the next months.

Date: August 22-25, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin (USA)
Workshop Fee: 1000 USD/person (UW-Cooperative Extension Colleagues: Please inquire for Internal Rate)
Cancellation Deadline & Policy: June 7. The registration fee will be refunded until June 7. Upon cancellation after June 7, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded.
Registration: Please register to the workshop here.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Christian Schmieder, Lecturer & Qualitative Research Specialist, UW-Cooperative Extension. (christian.schmieder@ces.uwex.edu)

Requirements/Prerequisites

  • No prior experience with Qualitative Data Analysis Software is necessary
  • This is a workshop for teams; we will only accept applications by teams (3-5 individuals).
  • The QDA software MAXQDA will be used throughout the workshop. Software purchase is not required.
  • Teams are required to bring their own transcribed data to the workshop.

Workshop Outline

Day 1: Language & Meaning
Integrating Methods and Qualitative Data Analysis Software
Basics of MAXQDA
Diving Deep: Analytic Tools in Discourse Analysis
Hands-on analysis session including write-up

Day 2: Structure & Theory Building
Analytic Strategies for Theory Building: Grounded Theory & Systems Thinking
Hands-on analysis session including write-up

Day 3: Moving Forward: Teamwork and Work Coordination Strategies
Hands-on teamwork planning session
Hands-on analysis session including write-up

Day 4: Moving Forward: Time & Resource Management during Analysis
Strategic planning & time/resource management
Hands-on analysis session including write-up
Product Presentation across participating teams


This Workshop is designed & conducted by the Program Development & Evaluation Unit, University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension.