Free Webinars

Email or call 703-738-9240 to schedule a webinar for you and your staff.
All webinars are 45 minutes in length (30 min of presentation, 15 min of questions)

Available Webinar Topics

Will you take this survey?
Description: It's not always easy to recruit participants when conducting your own data collection. In this webinar we discuss how to approach participants and give you the strategies and tools to make your in-house data collection a breeze.
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How do I use this evaluation report?
Description: You've just been handed an evaluation report from your boss. How do you make sense of all this data and what does it mean? Learn the basics of what is included in a typical evaluation report, how to read it, and tips for using the information to move your program forward.
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What does my audience want and when do they want it?
Description: Trying to determine what your audience wants and when does not have to be tricky or time consuming. In this webinar we discuss what is hoped to be learned by asking your audience what they want and when, how to ask these questions, and the resources already available to answer these questions.
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Surveys are just one way to collect information.
Description: Learn 3 new ways to collect the information you need. Basic techniques, samples of the methods, and case studies are provided.
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Writing effective questions.
Description: Learn how to write questions that will give you the information you need about your visitors and participants. Basic techniques, sample questions, and case studies are provided.

Planning an evaluation study: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.
Description: Learn the basics of planning an evaluation, including identifying evaluation goals, what it is you want to measure, the target audience, available resources, and logistics.

Choosing a Methodology: Surveys, interviews, sample size oh my.
Description: Learn the difference between qualitative data and quantitative data; discuss well known methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups; consider lesser known methods and how to mix methods. Lastly learn to define and defend an appropriate sample size.

I Collected Surveys, Now What? Tools for Analyzing and Using Visitor Feedback
Description: Learn how to turn your raw data into useful information that answers your questions and informs your work.

Program Theory & the Evaluation Process: Two sides of the same coin.
(aka Logic models & the Evaluation Process: Two sides of the same coin)
Description: The role of evaluation is to reduce uncertainty. But to do this you must first consider what it is you are trying to achieve. Program Theory (logic models) helps to define the real purpose of your activity, making it significantly easier to determine the best and most meaningful evaluative processes later.

TrackNTime: Your visitors are not acting randomly.
Description: Learn to use TrackNTime -- tablet software designed specifically for tracking visitor behavior in museums.

The Value of Evaluation: $$$
Description: Understand why conducting evaluations saves you money and leads to more funding.