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Data Collection & Reporting Series
February 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 20, 2019
This workshop series blends program evaluation with statistics and graphic design, so you’re not only collecting meaningful data but also reporting it in a meaningful way. Expensive tools to create graphics and reports exist; but in this three-part series we will take advantage of the most accessible software to learn best practices in data collection and reporting. Join us for this HANDS ON series that gets you in the classroom with your own computer workstation.
This session will be presented by Tracy Mallard, an applied researcher with a passion for community and education development, who has over ten years of experience working with program evaluation, with a specialization in K-12 education. Tracy holds her Master’s of Public Health from the University of Tennessee where she concentrated in epidemiology and community health and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Tracy is an active member of the American Evaluation Society, Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and Virginia Public Health Association.
- February 6th, 1-5PM — Part I: Collecting Meaningful Data for your Organization
- February 13th, 1-5PM — Part II: Displaying your Data to Tell a Story
- February 20th, 1-4PM — Part III: Writing Reports your Audience Actually Wants to Read
Part I: Collecting Meaningful Data for your Organization – Program evaluation can provide accountability for your organization, but its ultimate goal should be continuous improvement of service to your clients. In this workshop, we will walk through how to determine your information needs, how to match information needs to data collection methods, and what metrics are most appropriate for your reporting needs.
Part II: Displaying your Data to Tell a Story – As evaluators, data collection proves unnecessary if we are unable to simply and effectively communicate our results. In this workshop, you will learn how to brand your organization with each graphic, choose the most appropriate charts based on your data, and polish your graphics so your results shine. You will leave with a custom style guide, chart templates, and best practices for creating beautiful visualizations long after the workshop ends.
Part III: Writing Reports your Audience Actually Wants to Read – Are your annual reports written and designed within your organization? Could they use a refresh, but you don’t have the budget to hire a graphic designer? We are not all design experts, but there are a few principles that everyone, from CEO to students, should know. This workshop continues the conversation around effectively communicating your results, while proving you don’t have to hire a designer to create beautiful work. Your annual reports should be an exhibition of the great work you’ve done; so join us in learning how to design a compelling report that everyone will want to read.
You can book each class individually, but we highly encourage participating and committing to the full series to gain the most benefit. We have a 10% discount incentive for bundling and an additional 10% discount for early bird registrations – use the code QUICK during ticket selection. Purchase by January 23rd at 11:59PM to get these additional savings! If you would like to purchase through cash, check, or need an invoice just contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-792-3700 ext. 226