THE EVALUATORS’ INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES COURSES AND DISCOUNT PRICING

Discounts through midnight March 20 for all new registrants

WHAT:               The Evaluators' Institute

WHEN:               April 10 to 20, 2013

WHERE:             1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA

INFO:                  http://tei.gwu.edu or (202) 994-5232

San Francisco, CA – The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) spring program will take place in San Francisco from April 10 to 20. TEI, the first entity of its kind in the world, will provide a balanced curriculum that emphasizes practical information for practicing evaluators in a wide variety of fields including education, health, social services, the arts and academics. Experts from around the country will convene at the Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf to facilitate fourteen engaging and in-depth classes that professionals can take as standalone training sessions or as a full week or 10-day professional development series.

“The Evaluator’s Institute offers an unmatched opportunity for both veteran and novice professionals to network and gain insights on the effectiveness of their programming and evaluation work. It is truly an interactive and engaging learning experience and we believe the high caliber faculty is the primary reason attendees return year after year, shares Dr. Ann Doucette, director of The Evaluators’ Institute and professor at The George Washington University.

Conference Highlights

TEI includes four spotlight courses this year. “Design and Administration of Internet, Mail and Mixed-mode Surveys” is an interactive two-day course focused on designing the most effective surveys to minimize non-response and measurement errors with Dr. Jolene Smyth, a professor who specializes in the effects of mode preference on survey response. She will share insights on surveys design to facilitate response among low-literacy populations. Another spotlight course for next month’s conference is “Introduction to Cost-benefit and Cost-effectiveness analysis.” Participants will work in groups to learn the fundamental principles of cost-benefit analysis and assess various case studies. “Applied Measurement” covers the scientific soundness of measures and examines the precision and adequacy of quantitative and qualitative evaluation measurement tools. “Linking Evaluation Questions to Analysis Techniques” focuses on a comprehensive conceptual understanding of the practical evaluation choices made in connecting evaluation questions asked, with the statistical and analytic techniques of evaluation, and on how to effectively communicate these decisions to funders and stakeholders.

Doucette has worked with federal and state organizations, universities, community groups, public schools, commercial health plans, the United Nations and foundations on robust evaluation projects in health, behavioral health care, school reform, social systems and social policy. Her expertise includes the development of outcome measurement systems. She will be teaching “Comparative Effectiveness: Exploring Alternatives to Randomized Clinical Trials” as part of this year’s Institute in San Francisco.

Details

TEI in San Francisco include one, two and three day courses. Professionals who register before March 21 can take advantage of discount pricing: $500 for a one day course, $900 for two day courses and $1,265 for three day courses. All prices will increase on March 21. Visit tei.gwu.edu for more information and to register.

Nicole Cheslock, NC Communications, nicole@nicolecheslock.com, (415) 902-8494

About TEI

The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) provides the highest quality instruction through a balanced curriculum that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators. Dr. M. F. "Midge" Smith founded TEI, the first entity of its kind in the world. Dr. Smith's vision was to bring together the most highly regarded experts in the field to identify the most useful evaluation content areas and provide learning activities that enhance the role, practice and impact of evaluation. TEI continues Dr. Smith's vision at George Washington University. For more information visit http://tei.gwu.edu.

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The Evaluators' Institute spring program will take place in San Francisco from April 10 to 20, 2013.
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TEI in San Francisco include one, two and three day courses. Professionals who register before March 21 can take advantage of discount pricing: $500 for a one day course, $900 for two day courses and $1,265 for three day courses. All prices will increase on March 21.
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“The Evaluator’s Institute offers an unmatched opportunity for both veteran and novice professionals to network and gain insights on the effectiveness of their programming and evaluation work. It is truly an interactive and engaging learning experience and we believe the high caliber faculty is the primary reason attendees return year after year.
Dr. Ann Doucette, director of The Evaluators’ Institute and professor at The George Washington University