CKI Seminar: Building a Framework for Evaluation in Community Settings

Venue
The Moore Institute Seimnar Room

Date & Time
12th October, 2012 @ 12:30:00

Building a Framework for Evaluation in Community Settings

Seminar organised by the CKI, NUI Galway and Galway City Partnership

Date: Friday 12th October 2012

Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm - Refreshments available at 12.30 pm and the seminar will start at 1.00pm

Venue: Moore Institute, NUI Galway

Who should attend: The seminar will be of interest to staff and managers of community and voluntary sector organisations, and higher education staff and students.

The seminar is free of charge but we request that you book your place, which you can do by emailing Ann Lyons at ann.lyons@nuigalway.ie Bookings should be made before Tuesday 9th October.

Seminar Details

Carrying out evaluation is an effective way to enhance the work of groups and organisations. In this seminar, Dr. Eylin Palamaro Munsell will talk about the topic of evaluation with particular reference to its place in the work of community and voluntary sector organisations. The seminar will provide an overview of evaluation and address issues such as:

  • What is evaluation?
  • Why conduct evaluation?
  • Who conducts evaluations?
  • Common Fears and Concerns about evaluation
  • Things to consider after the evaluation process

Dr. Eylin Palamaro Munsell has wide experience in the area of evaluation. She holds an MA in Clinical Community Psychology and a PhD in Community Health Psychology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She is a researcher at University College Dublin's Geary Institute where she coordinates the evaluation of Preparing for Life, an early childhood intervention. Previous projects include the National Evaluation for Systems of Care and the Sibling Resilience Study, both of which focused on families of children with severe emotional disturbances. She has been privileged to work with children and families from a diverse set of cultural and economic backgrounds across Ireland and the U.S. Her main research interests include child and adolescent resilience, family well-being, sense of community in adverse circumstance, and mixed-methods approaches to programme evaluation.

Links to some relevant sources:

http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx

http://www.cdc.gov/eval/framework/index.htm

http://www.effectiveservices.org/

For further information please contact Ann Lyons. Tel. (091) 492228 Email: ann.lyons@nuigalway.ie