Coffee Break

AEA Coffee Break Webinars (CBD)

We're pleased to offer a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators.

Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming webinars (below) or sign in and go to the Webinars eLibrary to download archived recordings of previous Coffee Break Demonstrations.

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 webinars that you wish for one year from the month of payment. The regular e-membership is $85 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $30 for full-time students. These e-memberships include electronic only access to four journals. To upgrade and get one-year access to all of AEA's coffee breaks, please click here to join or contact Zachary Grays in the AEA office at

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations

CFB : Supercharge Your Focus Groups: Using Adult Facilitation Techniques to Capture Rich Data - Lynne Franco

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Focus groups have the potential to generate rich data for evaluation. The adult facilitation and learning literature has established techniques to guide participants to meaningful conversations, while ensuring a comfortable, dynamic, and fun environment. Drawing on these techniques, this coffee break will discuss methods that can be used to generate rich and meaningful data in group settings of 5 people or 50, and can draw out perspectives and foster group processing of data.

Join this presentation by registering here. 


CFB : Data Party Tips - Kylie Hutchinson

Thursday September 22nd, 2016 2:30 -2:50 PM 

Data parties (also known as participatory analysis, sense-making sessions, or results-briefings) can play an important role in promoting evaluation use. In this short session you will learn reasons for holding a data party, different formats and ways to set them up, and facilitation tips to set the stage for success.

Join this presentation by registering here. 


CFB : Dabbling in the Data: A Hands-On Guide to Participatory Data Analysis - Corey Newhouse

Thursday September 29th, 2016 2 -2:20 PM 

Engaging clients in meaningful discussions about data can be tough, especially if they feel uncomfortable with numbers. The Dabbling in the Data guide offers 15 team-based data analysis activities that make data fun! In this Coffee Break Webinar, the guide's co-author will provide a brief overview of the guide, preview a few of her favorite activities, and share a time-tested sequence of activities to move groups from contemplation to action.

Join this presentation by registering here. 


CFD: A Quick Start Guide to Survival Analysis - Katrina Brewsaugh and Eunice Blemahdoo

Thursday October 13th, 2016 2-2:20 PM 

Time is a common element in evaluating program outcomes. How long do participants abstain from smoking after completing a cessation program? How long does it take for trainees to find jobs? How long do children stay in foster care? Survival analysis is a statistical technique that allows evaluators to examine the time to an event as an outcome, rather than just a descriptor. This session will provide an overview of survival analysis theory, data requirements, and presentation of results. 

Learning Objectives: 
1. Identify analytic questions that are appropriate for survival analysis. 
2. Determine if they have the right data in order to perform survival analysis. 
3. Understand how to interpret and present survival analysis output 

Join this presentation by registering here. 



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