268986 Evaulating your public health training series

Saturday, October 27, 2012 : 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Aaron Gardner, MA , Epidemiology and Program Evaluation Branch, Riverside County Department of Public Health, Riverside, CA
The speaker will discuss the importance of completing baseline and follow-up assessments of an innovative training series. The assessments used will be shared in a conversation about how to develop tools for program monitoring and success. The speaker will also share how to incorporate focused conversations in the training sessions, how to gather instructor/facilitator feedback, how to use participant, instructor, and administrator feedback to further develop and revise training sessions and materials.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Identify two ways to evaluate a staff-driven training series. Demonstrate the use of materials presented in the development of a training evaluation.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a research specialist and program evaluator for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. I have a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside and 15 years of social science research experience including 9 years as a program evaluator and grant writer. I'm one of the lead developers of this training series and chairs the workgroup responsible for training staff in health equity and social justice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.