Topic Overview

While these are the standard topics currently offered, ASC would be happy to tailor a series to your organization's needs for 6 or more attendees.

Program Evaluation and Development Series

Program evaluation is about understanding your clients, the structure and implementation of your programs and services, and whether or not the goals of those services are being met. Our program evaluation and development series has been designed to walk you through the steps necessary to conducting evaluation, as well as developing programs that are well organized and meet stakeholder objectives.

This series consists of 4 sessions that each emphasis a fundamental activity of program evaluation. For a more complete training experience, we recommend that you complete all 4 sessions in order. However, we do offer the flexibility for you to select individual sessions.

This four-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following sessions:

Understanding What Needs To Be Done:

In order for any program or service to be successful, it must be responsive to each clients’ needs. Whether your organization is already providing services, or you would like to develop or expand services, this session will help to understand 1) exactly who your clients are, 2) how services can be best delivered to them and 3) any barriers that will impact the delivery of services.

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Grant Writing and Program Planning Series

Successful grant writing requires 1) identifying appropriate funding opportunities, 2) thoroughly understanding the purpose and structure of your programs and services, 3) strategies to communicate the details of your programs and services and 4) standing out from the competition. ASC has taken all of these requirements into consideration and developed a unique e-training experience to empower you to write winning grants.

This series consists of 4 sessions designed to help you construct a grant proposal template that will make writing future grant applications more effective and hassle free. For a more complete training experience, we recommend completing all 4 sessions in order. However, our Interactive E-Training offers the flexibility for you to complete individual sessions, taking only the topics you need.

This four-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following sessions:

Finding Those Much Needed Funds:

Not only must you find funding opportunities that are consistent with your program’s objectives, but you must also clearly state why your program is needed. This session will begin by reviewing the different types of funding opportunities that are available. Next you will be introduced to tools that will help you find appropriate funding opportunities. Finally, you will learn how to effectively communicate to funders why your program is needed and should be funded.

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Collecting Information Series: Utilizing Surveys, Interviews, and Focus Groups

Whether you are working in the non-profit sector or conducting social science research, surveys, interviews, and focus groups are powerful tools for collecting the information you need. However, their development can be complex. Writing a good survey involves more than simply stringing together a series of questions. Instead, careful consideration and planning must be given to (1) who the survey will target, (2) the specific structure and wording of each question, and (3) how all the questions will be formatted together. In the context of interviews and focus groups, it is essential to utilize interview skills that will keep interviewees on topic without having to resort to combative interrogation styles.

Applied Solutions & Consulting is pleased to present a four-part series covering the core components of designing and conducting surveys, interviews, and focus. Delivered through our innovative Interactive E-Training format, you will learn basic and advanced techniques for writing effective surveys and designing inviting interviews.

This four-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following topics:

Understanding Context and Sampling:

Most surveys fail because the designer/researcher does not clearly identify what he or she wants to know. In Part 1, you will learn how to critically examine your topic or area of research and distinguish what needs to be known from what would be interesting to know. From there, you will work on developing a sample design to ensure that the necessary people participate in your survey.

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Program Mapping Series

This series combines elements from program evaluation, program development, and grant writing to provide an innovative approach to developing and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of a program. Across the sessions, tools will be used to thoroughly identify  not only the purpose and structure of a program, but also how it should be evaluated and strengthened in terms of sustainability.

When it comes to developing and implementing your programs and services, you want to ensure that they are efficient and successful from start to finish. In order to do this, it is critical to have a complete understanding of (a) what your program is addressing, (b) how it is structured, (c) how it should be evaluated, and (d) the nature of its sustainability.  ASC has combined and expanded on the tools, theories, and skills utilized throughout program evaluation, program development, and grant writing to bring you a training series that will get you to ask AND answer the important questions about your programs and services.

This comprehensive series consists of 5 sessions designed to help you identify what your program should look like, what it actually looks like, and whether or not it is successful. In an ideal work, program mapping is done prior to putting a program into action; however, the reality is that program mapping is dynamic and evolves with the program. So whether you are just getting starting or working with a mature program, this training series will provide the resources necessary for your to know what should be and what is going on with your programs and services.

This five-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following sessions:

 Mapping the Program Context:
Your programs and services are designed to meet your clients’ needs. Too often, however, programs begin and operate without a clear understanding of the exact nature of the problem that the program will address, the characteristics of those experiencing the problem, and the specific barriers that the program must overcome to be effective. By mapping your program’s context you will understand how your program should be shaped to address the unique attributes of your service’s clientele and environment.

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Data Analysis 101 Series

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This two-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following topics:

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Understanding Research Series

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This two-part Interactive E-Training series will consist of the following topics:

 Session 1:
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