Lunch and Learn Series: Mastering Qualitative Research Skills - Session 1: Facilitating Focus Groups

Lunch and Learn Series: Mastering Qualitative Research Skills - Facilitating Focus Groups

March 11-15, 2024 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET each day

 

The Southeast & Central East PTTCs are The Central East & Southeast PTTCs are pleased to present this week-long Lunch & Learn Series in collaboration with the Southeast Regional SPTAC Team.

Embark on a transformative journey to master the art of qualitative research in our Lunch and Learn Series. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your research journey, these five one-hour sessions are designed to enhance your skills in facilitating focus groups, conducting one-on-one interviews, formulating insightful questions, navigating environmental scans and asset mapping, and finally, mastering the art of data storytelling. Join us as we explore the depths of qualitative research, equipping you with the tools and techniques to unlock valuable insights and tell compelling stories with your data. Session Description: Uncover the secrets of successful focus group facilitation in this session. From creating a welcoming atmosphere to managing group dynamics, learn the essentials of guiding discussions that yield valuable qualitative data.

 

Series Learning Objectives:

  • Develop proficiency in facilitating focus groups and creating an inclusive environment for diverse perspectives.
  • Hone the art of conducting meaningful one-on-one interviews to elicit rich, detailed insights from participants.
  • Acquire the skills to formulate thought-provoking questions that unveil deeper layers of understanding.
  • Explore the methods of environmental scans and asset mapping to identify key factors influencing your research landscape.
  • Master the craft of data storytelling, transforming raw data into compelling narratives that resonate with your audience.

 

Session 1 Description:

Uncover the secrets of successful focus group facilitation in this session. From creating a welcoming atmosphere to managing group dynamics, learn the essentials of guiding discussions that yield valuable qualitative data.

 

Presenter:

Sandra Del SestoSandra Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS has worked over 35 years in prevention, though her work spans the continuum of care from prevention to treatment to recovery. In Rhode Island, Sandra was the founder and past executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, the only statewide prevention agency. She is a faculty member and on the board of directors for the New England School of Addiction Studies. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels developing strategic prevention and behavioral health care plans. Sandra is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and is the Prevention Committee's co-chair.

 

 


Register for all sessions!

Session 1: Facilitating Focus Groups

  • Uncover the secrets of successful focus group facilitation in this session. From creating a welcoming atmosphere to managing group dynamics, learn the essentials of guiding discussions that yield valuable qualitative data.
  • March 11, 2024  |  Sandra Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS
  • Register  |  View course description

 

Session 2: Facilitating One-on-One Interviews

  • Dive into the art of conducting one-on-one interviews. Discover techniques for building rapport, active listening, and probing for deeper insights. This session will equip you with the skills to conduct impactful individual interviews.
  • March 12, 2024  |  Dorothy Chaney, M.Ed.
  • Register  |  View course description

 

Session 3: Formulating Questions

  • Craft questions that go beyond the surface and extract meaningful information. Explore the art and science of question formulation, ensuring your queries lead to insightful responses. Community change and impact starts with being able to understand the root problem, so that we can work alongside communities to create solutions.
  • March 13, 2024  | Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, PS and Kristin Kidd MA, CPS
  • Register  |  View course description

 

Session 4: Environmental Scans & Asset Mapping

  • Navigate the landscape of environmental scans and asset mapping as a tool for getting to know your community, while also discovering assets that can be leveraged during the implementation and sustainability phases of your prevention efforts.
  • March 14, 2024  |  Josh Esrick, MPP
  • Register  |  View course description

 

Session 5: Data Storytelling

  • Learn the crucial skill of turning raw data into compelling narratives. From structuring your story to visualizing data, this session will empower you to communicate your research findings in a way that captivates and resonates with your audience.
  • March 15, 2024  |  Josh Esrick, MPP
  • Register  |  View course description

 

 

CONTACT HOUR ELIGIBILITY
In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform. Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] before the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.

Starts: Mar. 11, 2024 12:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 11, 2024 1:00 pm
Timezone:
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Registration Deadline
March 11, 2024
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