Global Health Initiative Workshop: Program Evaluation Workshop

Subject: Program Evaluation Workshop

Date: Thursday January 27th,  2011

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm (food at 6:30, workshop starts at 7:00)

Vancouver:  MSAC’s Videoconference Room (corner of Heather St. and 12th Ave)
Victoria:  MSB 107
Prince George:  NHSC 9-374


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Community Needs Assessment (Part 2) Workshop Description:
This workshop will be beneficial to anyone who will be participating in a global health project in near or distant future and will be of great importance to those planning and evaluating their projects for the coming summer.

The workshop will deal with how to evaluate and address the following questions:
How do we know if we made a difference?
What effect did our work have?
What still needs to be done in the future?
What worked and what could be better?
How to make it sustainable and ensure other aid work will build on the work already done?

Speaker Bio – Mr. Derek Wilson:

Derek Wilson is the Associate Director of the Evaluation Studies Unit in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Mr.Wilson holds a Master’s Degree (Crim) from Simon Fraser University. Following his graduate work, Mr. Wilson spent nearly 20 years as the principal investigator of his own consulting firm where he was responsible for designing and undertaking a wide variety of program evaluation projects in the fields of education, health and criminal justice. These projects ranged from small pilot projects to large-scale, multi-site provincial programs. More recently, Mr. Wilson was the Evaluation Leader for the mental health and addictions portfolio for the Fraser Health Authority.

Mr. Wilson has presented at local, national and international conferences on program evaluation related topics, and has delivered numerous guest lectures and workshops at universities, grand rounds and public sector forums on program evaluation, needs assessment, and quality improvement.

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