Professional Development Workshops

The University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Program Development and Evaluation Unit offers a variety of professional development opportunities in the form of  interactive workshops.

The Program Development and Evaluation Unit also provides training and technical assistance that enables Cooperative Extension campus and community-based faculty and staff to plan, implement and evaluate high quality educational programs. Program development is an ongoing systematic process that UW-Extension professionals follow as they plan, implement and evaluate their educational programs. The process can be applied on a small scale to an individual workshop; on a larger scale to a comprehensive community initiative or to a county or statewide program of action. The scope may be different but the principles of program development remain the same.

In UW-Extension, the program development process is captured in our program development model that includes situational analysis, priority setting, program action – the logic model – and evaluation.

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Program Development and Evaluation

Needs Assessment and “Understanding the Context” for Your Programming

Next Session: TBD: 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. We encourage participants to come with an existing or yet-to-be program effort in mind.

Logic Models as a Tool to “Conceptualize Change”

Next Session: 3/3/2016, Wausau: 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 […]

“Design and Implement” Your Evaluation

Next Session: 3/4/2016, Wausau: 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. […]

Special Topics – Basic Applications of Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis

Next Session: To be determined, ( 4/28/2016, Wausau CANCELLED): The purpose of the special topics hands-on workshop is to address the needs of Extension colleagues who desire some in-depth training on qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis.  Through hands-on examples, colleagues will learn to select and apply appropriate data collection techniques and analytical methods to answer common types of evaluation questions.

Evaluation – Overview of Workshop Modules

Individual workshop modules – (1 day sessions) focused on the topics below:

  1. Needs Assessment and Other Ways to Understand the Context for Programming
  2. Introduction to Logic Models as a Way to Conceptualize the Change
  3. Designing Evaluation Approaches
  4. Data Collection Methods and Analysis

Leadership

7 Habits of Highly Effective People ™ 4 Day Seminar

Next Session: December 6,7,8 and 9, 2016: 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 – […]