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Research + Program Evaluation

Our “Coffee Break Webinars” are succinct learning opportunities focused on addressing program evaluation topics relevant to grant writers and project owners.

So, What do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Thursday, November 04, 2021, 12:00p-1:00p; EDT

So, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? seeks to introduce students to the thriving career of Research + Program Evaluation. This special edition of our Coffee Break Webinar brings in additional members of The Rucks Group team to describe their experiences and lessons learned within this unique career.

Coffee Break Webinar Series: Making Your Project “Change-Quake-Proof” Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:00p – 2:30p; EDT

Making Your Project “Change-Quake-Proof”

October 05, 2021

In The Rucks Group webinar on Making Your Project “Change-Quake- Proof” Elizabeth McIntyre, Director of the Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium, will share her extensive experience implementing “elastic” initiatives that are responsive to and resilient to unanticipated change.

Demystifying Evaluation Planning for Grant Proposals

Demystifying Evaluation Planning for Grant Proposals

June 17, 2021

In this installment of our Coffee Break Webinar series, Wow Grant Reviewers with Effective Evaluation Plans, we provide an update on our formula for writing an evaluation plan, an integral component of grant proposals. For more information select the “Watch Now” button above.

Get a grip! Tips to Ease Annual Report Anxiety

April 22, 2021

In the Get a grip! Tips to Ease Annual Report Anxiety webinar, we will provide writing tips and time management solutions that can help alleviate the apprehension that often accompanies the yearly report to funders.  For more information on the topics explored in this free webinar, select the “Watch Now” button above.

Program Evaluation in Practice: A Case Study of Central State University’s STEM Success Center

Program Evaluation in Practice: A Case Study of Central State University’s STEM Success Center

February 04, 2021

The Rucks Group is pleased to partner with Central State University’s Dr. Morakinyo Kuti, Project Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s funded STEM Success Center to demonstrate the impact of program evaluation on project implementation through a STEM Success Center Case Study.

Webinar: 5 Best practices for Hiring the Right Evaluation Partner

5 Best Practices for Hiring the Right Evaluation Partner

November 5, 2020

In this webinar, Dr. Lana Rucks will draw from her near 20 years of experience in program evaluation to provide five best practices and tips that can aid in the process and ultimately lead to a successful working relationship with an evaluator.

Developmental Evaluation

September 10, 2020

In the Developmental Evaluation webinar we will sample a project with the Department of Labor to introduce key concepts or program evaluation and how to use them.

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Three-Part Formula: The Finale

July 29, 2020

In Part II: The Method of the Three-Part Formula for Writing a Grant Proposal Evaluation webinar series, we focus on the methods of a program evaluation: design, strategies for data gathering, and approaches to data analysis.

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Three-Part Formula: The Methods

July 15, 2020

In Part II: The Method of the Three-Part Formula for Writing a Grant Proposal Evaluation webinar series, we focus on the methods of a program evaluation: design, strategies for data gathering, and approaches to data analysis.

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Three-Part Formula: The Foundation

July 1, 2020

In Part I: The Foundation of the Three-Part Formula for Writing a Grant Proposal Evaluation webinar series, we dig into the foundational components of a program evaluation: theory of change, logic models, and evaluation questions.

webinar - Now What?

Now what? How to Use Evaluation Findings for Project Continuous Improvement

April 30, 2020

The Now What? webinar incorporates information about implementing program evaluation, the importance of developmental evaluation when managing new projects, and how to craft a message that engages all your
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