Internal Data is Not Enough: How to Add External Evaluation for Mission Effectiveness

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What does it take to help teens develop healthy behavior and relationships, life and leadership skills, and experience educational success—and then what does it take to prove the effectiveness of those efforts?

Replicated nationally, Wyman Center’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®), as well as its newer evidence-informed programming, does just that—with the help of data, research, and practice.

In this webinar, you will see how The Wyman Center has leveraged pillar 7 of the Performance Imperative, “external evaluation for mission effectiveness” to prove the effectiveness of its programs and justify replication across the country. We will cover:

  • What types of evaluation are appropriate at different programmatic stages and for different types of organizations
  • The role of rigorous evaluation before expanding programs 
  • Reasons for continuing to assess impact when programs are implemented in different settings
  • Sharing the methodology and results of external assessments to help others learn

Lessons from the Wyman Center will help you decide when and how it makes sense for your organization to add external evaluation to your internal monitoring for program effectiveness.

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Webinar Details

Date:         Tue, September 13, 2016

Time:         3:00 PM EST

Duration:   1 hour

Presenter Information

Karen Guskin, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Research and Learning at the Wyman Center. Dr. Guskin is responsible for designing and institutionalizing organizational research strategy, driving learning from Wyman’s intellectual capital, and informing innovation.

Joe Miller, MPA, is Senior Vice President, Partnerships, at the Wyman Center. As an Annie E. Casey Children and Family Fellow, Joe leads Wyman’s partnership activities and possesses over 20 years of senior executive experience.