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 email@example.com.
Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations
CBD165: Practical Strategies: Managing Counterproductive Behavior in Small Groups - Robert Kahle
Scheduled Thursday, December 5, 2013, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EDT
Description Bob Kahle, author of Dominators, Cynics and Wallflowers: Practical Strategies for Moderating Meaningful Focus Groups (Paramount, 2007), will describe methods of managing dominant and cynical behavior in focus groups, planning sessions and meetings of all types. Tips on how to quickly recognize and prevent bad behavior are presented as well as a conceptual tool, the Continuum of Correction, to gently guide small groups back to productivity and inclusiveness.
CBD166: Pocket Chart Voting- Engaging vulnerable voices in program evaluation - Kerry Zaleski
Scheduled Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EDT
Description Many people interested in gathering data for program design or evaluation purposes find that their toolkit is insufficient in gathering accurate, reliable, and relevant data in order to give voice to persons living in situations of vulnerability, powerlessness, or marginalization. This coffee break session will provide an example of a participatory method known as ‘pocket chart voting’ that can be used for a variety of purposes including: needs assessments, program planning, monitoring, and impact evaluation. The method will demonstrate an effective process to confidentially engage vulnerable voices and affirm self-empowerment throughout a decision making process. The tool is adaptable to fit specific contexts and is a good demonstration of a simple, locally-resourced data collection method.
CBD167: Gender-Based Violence in Evaluation - Tessie Catsambas
Scheduled Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EDT
Description Recent attention on gender-based violence, a gender issue and a human rights violation, has shown it is so prevalent, that in some countries, an evaluator may come upon gender violence more than 25% of the time. Unprepared, the unsuspecting evaluator may misread the symptoms, draw irrelevant conclusions, and in fact, contribute to more violence even when he or she is trying to help. This session will highlight methods and tools that an evaluator can use to identify gender violence if it is present, manage an evaluation touched by gender violence, and behave in a responsible way that protects victims.