Sunday, September 9, 2012

Webinar: Evaluation: Building Success From the Beginning Peer and Prevention Programs


Webinar Title: Evaluation: Building Success From the Beginning Peer and Prevention Programs

 Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth S. Foster, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Times & Date: 10:30-12:00 EST and 12:30-2:00 EST
September 27, 2012
  • Examine the role of evaluation in program design, development and implementation
  • Identify planning and program design elements critical to evaluation of program results
  • Identify appropriate evaluation methods for Peer and other Prevention Programs
  • Determine reporting strategies for evaluation reports

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will have the opportunity to examine their own evaluation processes in light of “Best Practices” in the field of prevention. All participants will develop a more thorough understanding of the key features of evaluation planning, evaluation design and evaluation implementation. While Peer and other Prevention programs have long been instituted in the United States, the evaluation of those programs has suffered, thus reducing the opportunity for peer leaders to be able to report their successes and outcomes in a way that met important evaluation criteria. As a result, even programs that have been highly visible and successful have not easily found ways to demonstrate their credibility to their various audiences, clients and target groups.

This webinar will provide you with:
  • An approach to effective and legitimate program evaluation methods
  • An overview of survey techniques utilized in multiple peer programs
  • Ways to analyze program data and utilize that information in evaluation formats

This 90-minute program: Evaluation: Building Success From the Beginning
Peer and Prevention Programs is recommended for the following audiences:
  • Current peer helping professionals (CPPE) and those attempting to get CEU’s
  • School professionals interested in starting a peer or prevention program
  • School Counselors
  • School Health Educators
  • School Nurses
  • School and Community Social Workers
  • School Administrators
  • Peer Leaders
  • Teacher Leaders in Peer Programs

You will also receive:
A power point presentation will accompany the live presentation. A copy of this presentation along with other resources will be e-mailed to each registrant following the webinar. Participants will be e-mailed a CEU certificate from the National Association of Peer Program Professionals (NA PPP).

Presenter Bio:
Dr. Elizabeth S. Foster, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, has extensive experience in professional development as a state and national presenter, keynoter and trainer. With more than 80 publications, including six books, Dr. Foster focuses her research on peer and prevention evaluation, administrator preparation, and educational mentoring. She is licensed as a Superintendent, Principal, School Counselor, Curriculum Specialist, Secondary English Teacher, Reading Specialist, and K-12 Mentor for novice teachers and is also a NAPPP Certified Peer Program Trainer/Consultant and Certified Peer Program Educator. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North Carolina State University in Personnel, Guidance and Counseling with a minor in Curriculum and Supervision. Dr. Foster received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in English Education. She completed additional graduate work at East Carolina University in Educational Administration. Foster’s dissertation, A Cognitive Developmental Approach to Training Peer Helpers won a state Dissertation Research Award from the North Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Dr. Foster has served as the department Chairperson in the Department of Educational Leadership at UNCW. While at her ten year tenure at Texas A&M University, she served as Coordinator of the Elementary and Middle grades education programs, Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Mentoring and Director of the Mentoring Research Collaborative for Learning and Development.

Dr. Foster has been an educational consultant and trainer to more than 60 school districts, professional organizations and communities in the areas of educator mentoring, peer program development, leadership, professional development models and program evaluation. She is a published poet, author, developer of evaluation instruments and continues to develop training materials for peer programs, mentoring teachers and administrators.

To Attend:
Register for $49 per person (group discounts available). Please visit or call 1-800-251-6805

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