Data and Evaluation

, ,

Data and Evaluation

How can data be best used? What do you need to know about evaluation and assessment? We’ll look at real-life successes and failures, and share lessons learned.

Track 1: Beginners
Track 2: More experienced
Track 3: Advanced

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:30

A Shared Approach to Demonstrating Success: Common Participant Outcomes

We’ll look at lessons learned from experienced WFSN sites about the most important participant outcomes to track, working with partners, and how to use  common measures with  funders.

Moderator: Karen Murrell, Higher Heights Consulting
Presenter: Jenna Bryant, MDC
Presenter: Jennifer D. McClain, LISC
Presenter: Michelle Anderson, Pulaski Technical College

Track: 1

(Repeats Thursday, November 7, 3:45-5:00.)

Thursday, November 7

10:30 - 11:45

Adapting Data Systems for WFSN

Experienced leaders in the field will share  successes and failures with integrating WFSN data into their institutional systems.  The focus will be on the framework and principles that need to be developed regardless of the software used.  We’ll look at  examples  from different platforms such as colleges, community centers, workforce agencies, and others.

Moderator: Tse Ming Tam, United Way of the Bay Area
Presenter: Mary Chapman, Des Moines Area Community College
Presenter: Nathan M. Salazar, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
Presenter: Sarah Priest, Duluth Community Action

Track: 1

Thursday, November 7

02:15 - 03:30

Findings from the Field: Evaluations and the Lessons We are Learning

This workshop will offer insights on the effectiveness of integrated service delivery approaches based on two evaluations, LISC’s Financial Opportunity Centers and MDRC’s Work Advancement and Support Center (WASC) demonstration. A discussion of the evaluation framework, analysis of outcomes, and lessons learned will help participants improve their own  programs.
Moderator: Johanna Morariu, Innovation Network
Presenter: Frieda Molina, MDRC
Presenter: Chris Walker, LISC

Track: 2

-

Thursday, November 7

03:45 - 05:00

Building a Data-Driven Culture and Sharing Data with Partners

Lessons  learned from organizations who have built  or strengthened their capacity for collecting, analyzing, and using integrated services data.  We’ll also look at how staff, managers, and clients adapted to a data-driven culture.  Through case studies, this workshop will explore partnership arrangements that allow for data sharing across institutions, including privacy and policy issues and accessing state-wage record data.

Moderator: Marty Miles, Consultant

Presenter: Dean Johns, John H. Boner Community Center
Presenter: Lori Littleton, Program Director at Metropolitan Family Services Center for Working Families
Presenter: Sarah Priest, Duluth Community Action
Presenter: Ena Yasuhara Li, United Way of the Bay Area

Track: 2

-