LEARNING

Coffee Break Series

Coffee Breaks are 20 minute presentations that provide insights into niche topics impacting evaluation practice and introduce new tools to evaluators. Coffee Breaks are offered exclusively to AEA members. 

If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, we offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break. 

Focus Groups: Developing Questioning Route

Presenter: Beverly Peters

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2-2:20 pm (EST)

Reflecting on her use of focus groups in southern Africa, Beverly Peters will discuss how she developed questioning routes and moderated focus groups to help facilitate the cascading of conversation and the collection of data for monitoring and evaluation.

If you are an AEA member, please login to your account to register.  If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, you must join AEA. We offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year.

Participatory Tools: The Why and the How

Presenter: Beverly Peters

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2-2:20 pm (EST)

In this presentation, Beverly Peters will discuss her use of sorting, seasonal calendars, and mapping to collect qualitative data from project beneficiaries in southern Africa. She will also reflect on the skills needed to use such tools effectively, including good observation and interviewing skills, building rapport, listening, and understanding nonverbal and cultural cues. 

If you are an AEA member, please login to your account to register.  If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, you must join AEA. We offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year.

Quality of Life among Older Adults with HIV in NYC: A Cost-Effectiveness Approach

Presenter: Dr. Juan J. DelaCruz

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2-2:20 pm (EST)

Please Note: This Coffee Break will be conducted in Spanish

In this presentation, Juan DelaCruz will discuss health disparities and racial barriers of those living with HIV, particularly in the Hispanic community. Evidence shows significant health disparities exist for older Hispanics with HIV and its prevalence is five times greater for Hispanics 50 and older compared with non-Hispanic Whites. Due to remarkable increases in HIV/AIDS survival rates, the economics of HIV among older adults pose an important empirical question.

If you are an AEA member, please login to your account to register.  If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, you must join AEA. We offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year.

Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) Framework & A Nonprofit's Story

Presenters: Chari Smith, Elaine Charpentier Philippi

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2-2:20 pm (EST)

The capacity to do and use evaluation starts with an organization’s willingness and ability to engage in the process. Two key organizational factors influence ECB:

Motivation: Are staff motivated to do the evaluation, or do they feel mandated to do so?

Collaboration: Are staff able to collaborate on evaluation activities such as creating measurable outcomes or data usage, or do they operate in silo?

This coffee break will disucss these two factors and how nonprofit organization In4All (formerly BEC) increased their capacity to do program evaluation using this ECB framework.

If you are an AEA member, please login to your account to register.  If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, you must join AEA. We offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year.