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 zgrays@eval.org.

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations


CFB 209: Online Google Spreadsheets for Flexible Data Collection - Rose Hennessy

Thursday April 2nd, 2015 2-2:20 PM 


In this demonstration you will learn the technical skills used to share, protect, and edit a database using an online spreadsheet through Google Drive. Tips to improve flexibility and design will be shared. The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault has used this system to track provider training, meetings, and technical assistance throughout the state. Pros and cons of this method will be documented along with resources for further consideration.

Join this presentation by registering here.  


CFB 210
: Visualizing with words: Qualitative interviewing using solution-focused contextual questions- Dr. Emily Spence-Almague

Thursday April 9th, 2015 2-2:20 PM 


Communication skills are vital to the practice of evaluation, particularly in regards to engaging stakeholders, understanding their informational needs and collecting qualitative data. This session will provide an introduction to the use of solution-focused dialogues in qualitative interviewing. Solution-focused dialogues are rooted in the human services, but have broad applicability outside of an intervention context. Solution focused dialogues are unique in that they are almost entirely built around the construction of open-ended questions that stimulate deep reflection. Gaiswinkler and Roessler (2009) refer to this questioning-style as the expertise of not-knowing. This webinar will introduce the principals of solution-focused questions, and will compare and contrast actual interview transcripts using both solution-focused and traditional interview questions.

Join this presentation by registering here.  

CFB 212: Checklists for Improving Evaluation Practice - Lori Wingate

Thursday April 23rd, 2015 2-2:20 PM 


The Safe Surgery Checklist developed by the World Health Organization is saving lives all over the world. What can checklists do for your evaluation practice? This webinar provides an overview of the form and function of checklists, an introduction to evaluation checklists by some of the field’s leaders, and basic guidelines for developing your own checklists.

Join this presentation by registering here.  

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