Building Evaluation Capacity: 72 Activities for Teaching and Training

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SAGE Publications, 2005 - 366 pages
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Building Evaluation Capacity provides 72 activities for learning how to design and conduct evaluation studies. These activities address the entire evaluation process. Each activity includes an overview, instructional objectives, time estimates, materials needed, handouts, and procedures for effectively using the activity, whether there are a few participants or an unlimited number in small groups. To help the reader locate specific kinds of activities, the book includes a chart that names the activity, the time needed to implement the activity, and whether background information or knowledge is required prior to implementing the activity. The book also includes several strategies for forming groups and a glossary of instructional strategies.

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Hallie Preskill, Ph.D., has provided evaluation, organizational learning, and  training workshops and services for healthcare, nonprofit, education, government, and corporate organizations for more than 25 years. She currently leads FSG's Strategic Evaluation approach area, leading a team of experienced consultants who provide evaluation expertise over a wide range of topic areas, including healthcare, economic development, youth and education, substance abuse prevention and treatment, community engagement, and human rights. Prior to joining FSG in 2009, Hallie held academic positions at three different universities, where she taught courses in program evaluation and organizational learning, most recently as Professor of Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She received the American Evaluation Association’s Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Outstanding Professional Practice in 2002 and the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. In 2007, she served as President of the American Evaluation Association.

Darlene Russ-Eft, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the new School of Education at Oregon State University. She is also a principal in zmresearch, an evaluation and research group focused on human resource development in organizations, and has served as a faculty member of the Evaluator's Institute. She is the former Director of Research at AchieveGlobal, Inc. (one of the largest training and consulting firms) and the former Director of Research Services at Zenger-Miller (a training firm focused on leadership). She coauthored Evaluation in Organizations: A Systematic Approach to Enhancing Learning Performance, and Change (Russ-Eft & Preskill, 2001) and Everyone a Leader: A Grassroots Model for the New Workplace (Bergmann, Hurson, & Russ-Eft, 1999). She has also coedited What Works: Assessment, Development, and Measurement (Bassi & Russ-Eft, 1999), What Works: Training and Development (Bassi & Russ-Eft, 1999), and the Human Resource Development Review (Russ-Eft, Preskill, & Sleezer, 1997). She has served as the chair of the Research Committee of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and as a member of the board of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Russ-Eft is the current Editor of Human Resource Development Quarterly, a refereed journal of the Academy of Human Resource Development and ASTD. She received the 1996 Times Mirror Editor of the Year Award and the Year 2000 AHRD Outstanding Scholar Award. For over 20 years, she has consulted in the areas of program evaluation, research design, and training and development, and has conducted evaluations in corporate, government, health care, nonprofit, educational, and community-based organizations. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on evaluation and training and development.

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