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What is the Summer Institute?

The Summer Institute is a 5-day intensive course covering all aspects of evaluation: design, planning, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, data presentation, findings, report writing. At the end of the Institute, attendees will have a plan of evaluation activities to review with their organizations and the tools to begin the evaluation process.

Who is it for?

Staff of nonprofit organizations eager to learn how to contribute to the success of their programs. The class will feature highly qualified, experienced instructors, enlightened guest speakers, and motivated peers.

When is the Summer Institute?

July 30 – August 3, 2018. After the week of instruction participants qualify to join an ongoing weekly shared learning community.

Where is it?

UNM campus in Albuquerque, NM.

What is the cost for the Summer Institute?

Cost: $945 for first participant and $200 each for additional participants from the same organization. Teams from organizations are encouraged! Fee includes instructional materials, lunch, and parking. Register by July 1 for $100 discount on registration for first participant.

What is the Learning Community? 

Summer Institute “graduates” are invited to join a weekly Learning Community via Zoom conference where they may present drafts of evaluation plans, instrument samples, data analysis, etc. Peers and UNM faculty members, research scientists and graduate students will provide feedback. Learning Community sessions will include technical training on topics of interest to the group.

Is there collaborative sharing in the Learning Community?

Learning Community participants are invited to join the Evaluation Lab Advisory Council and are encouraged to participate in the Evaluation Lab’s Annual Workshop. Nonprofit organization Executive Directors and Evaluation Coordinators serve on the Advisory Council to shape Evaluation Lab initiatives. The Annual Workshop, held each spring, provides a forum for sharing ideas and developing evaluation skills and savvy.