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

Topic Overview

 

Program Evaluation and Development Workshop

Program evaluation is about understanding 1) your clients, 2) the structure and activities of your programs and services, 3) your goals, and 4) whether or not those goals are being met. This workshop will teach you what it takes to develop and evaluate your programs and services. During this training workshop, you will learn key strategies to better understand and articulate your programs and activities. Further, you will acquire the skills to communicate efficiently about the evaluation process.

This 2-day Training Workshop consists of the following: 

Workshop Topics: 

  • Understanding the need for a program or service.
  • Identifying the structure and purpose of a program or service.
  • Developing program logic models (PLMs).
  • Assessing how the program or service is being implemented.
  • Determining the success of a program or service.

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Grant Writing and Program Planning Workshop

Applying for grants can be a very challenging process. To be successful, the grant proposal must effectively communicate the program or project to a wide audience. This workshop has been specifically designed to help you identify, summarize, and present your programs, services, and ideas to funders.

This 2-day Training Workshop consists of the following:

Workshop Topics: 

  • Understanding the need for your program.
  • Identifying goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Building program logic models that work for you.
  • Incorporating program evaluation.
  • Learning strategies for program sustainability.

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Collecting Information: Survey Design Workshop

One of the most efficient ways to gather information about people is to have them complete a survey. However, for this to be successful, survey questions must be written in a way that motivates and allows respondents to provide accurate answers. Whether you are looking to create a stand-alone survey or a comprehensive series of related surveys, this workshop will teach you what it takes to create surveys that work.

This 1-day Training Workshop consists of the following topics:

Workshop Topics: 

  • Developing a Sample Design: A critical, but often overlooked, step to using surveys involves clearly identifying who the survey will target and how those people will be accessed.
  • Question Structures: The fundamental structures of questions will be discussed.
  • Writing Good Questions: Techniques to improving question wording and methods of responding will be explored in detail.
  • Formatting The Survey: Strategies for improving the overall layout and presentation of questions will be developed.
  • Dealing With Nonresponse: You will learn how to increase participation in your survey from start to finish.

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Collecting Information: Interviews and Focus Groups Workshop

Interviewing and focus groups are great tools for gathering information from clients and/or customers. If done well, you will be able to establish rapport with respondents and motivate them to answer questions in ways that surveys can’t. Unfortunately, if not done well, participation may not be forthcoming and information may be limited. After conducting interviews with participants from many demographics and on an array of topics, ASC has developed a training workshop to help you get the conversation started and keep it going.

This 2-day Training Workshop consists of the following:

Workshop Topics: 

  • An introduction to qualitative data will be provided in order to ground the strengths and weaknesses of interviewing and focus groups.
  • Techniques to formulating questions will be discussed in both the contexts of interviewing and focus groups.
  • Opportunities to develop facilitation skills will be provided.
  • Strategies for analyzing interview and focus group data will be demonstrated.

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