Creating Effective Evaluation Plans

Conducting an effective evaluation is essential to determine if you are meeting your goals for any project or program. An evaluation plan is one of the key documents that guides the evaluation process from beginning to end. An evaluation plan serves as your guidebook in making sure the evaluation is thorough, accurate, timely, and effective. It provides a detailed outline of the evaluation process and serves as a reference point for identifying your evaluation goals and determining the steps necessary for an effective evaluation. This course provides a step-by-step guide for creating an evaluation plan based on a proven effective, widely used template. After taking this course, you will better understand the importance of an evaluation plan, the basic elements of an effective evaluation plan, and how to use and share an evaluation plan to maintain credibility and effectiveness in your evaluation. 


Learning objectives:

  • Learn the key components of an effective evaluation plan 

  • Be knowledgeable of resources available to develop effective evaluation plans 


Image of presenter Dr. William GearyDr. William Geary is an experienced evaluator, organizational consultant and trainer. With 22 years of experience working in prevention, he works with prevention coalitions, local health initiatives, service providers, state and county government agencies, and non-profits to help them track and achieve their goals. As the founder and lead consultant of Global Evaluation Solutions, his highly successful hands-on approach engages clients and focuses on the strategic and practical use of data and experience. Dr. Geary currently works with county probation and parole, local police departments, statewide prevention agencies, grass-roots prevention organizations and others. He is an experienced grant reviewer for the National Institute of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office of Minority Health.


In addition, Dr. Geary is also the former Deputy Director of Evaluation and Research for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Dr. Geary is an Assistant Professor and Department Coordinator in Criminal Justice at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA. He is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Coach and resides in Doylestown, PA with his partner Andrea, two feisty cats (Willow and Jerry) and house-trained rabbit (Smudge).


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Starts: Jul. 12, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: Jul. 12, 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
July 12, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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