Coffee Break Webinar Series: Demystifying Evaluation Planning for Grant Proposals

In preparation for the upcoming grant writing season, we are offering an update on our formula for writing an evaluation plan.

The evaluation section continues to be an important component of a grant proposal. As such, we have previously introduced a formula for how to write an effective evaluation plan for a grant proposal. In this webinar, we share our updated formula and lessons we’ve gleaned over the past year of working with dozens of project teams. We build on those lessons for insights on how to increase the potential for you to garner grant funding.

In this 30-minute webinar we’ll:

  • Discuss what to review in a grant solicitation to aid in the development of the evaluation, making sure that all team members are aware of these key elements.
  • Suggest how to address unique situations and spacing issues particularly for large grants with tight word counts for proposals.
  • Use funders’ reviews to inform that next draft of the proposal (Resubmission is key. If you can resubmit, do it!)
  • Answer your questions.

For an optimal learning experience, we encourage you to review our Three-Part Formula for Writing a Grant Proposal Evaluation.

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 2:30p EDT
Presenter: Lana Rucks, Ph.D.
Cost: Complimentary

Not able to attend the live event? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link for the webinar recording when it’s available.

About the Presenter: Lana Rucks, Ph.D., brings to her work nearly two decades of research and evaluation experience. Her extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of research and program evaluations is based on her leadership of dozens of evaluation initiatives. She has evaluated projects funded by federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation and non-profit organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

Join the Working Partners Team and The Rucks Group for the Spring 2021 Working Partners Workshop

As a partner to the Working Partners team, we are pleased to share information about an upcoming event to offer a collaborative, interactive professional development opportunity designed to support ATE community members with identifying, assessing, and planning for successful industry-education partnerships. The free 8-week workshop will be held from May 23, 2021 – July 20, 2021.

Workshop Details:

  • Dates: May 23 – July 20, 2021
  • Tuesday Live Sessions: Presentations, expert panel discussion, Q&A, interactive exercises, learning together, and more. Occur on Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:30p EDT
  • Canvas Cohort Hub: Resources, planning guides, cohort support, announcements, recordings, exercise submission, and more available 24/7 on the Canvas online course site.
  • HI-Tech Conference Registration: The workshop’s final live session will be held on Tuesday, July 20, just prior to the July 21 & 22 HI-TECH virtual conference. Participants who complete the workshop will be provided up to four free registrations to the conference.

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