Please join us for our next members-only event -- Interactive Causal Knowledge Maps for Evaluation -- with Bernadette Wright.
This skill-building session will be held on Wednesday, January 10 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Watha T. Daniel / Shaw Library (1630 7th St NW, WTD Meeting Room).
This is a follow-on event to Bernadette's presentation on Causal Knowledge Mapping. If interested, registrants can access the slides and recorded webinar to learn more about causal knowledge maps before attending this interactive skill-building session (Event Materials, scroll to June 2017).
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and present web-based, interactive causal knowledge maps for practical problem-solving. First, participants will work in small groups to identify and map cause-and-effect statements from text to show insights gained from evaluation in an easy-to-digest way. Next, participants will enter information about their maps into template worksheets. These worksheets can then be uploaded to the KUMU platform to create web-based, interactive causal knowledge maps that support communication and use of evaluation results.
Optional: please bring a laptop if you'd like to practice creating a map in KUMU on the spot.
Schedule: 5:00-5:30-Registration and networking; 5:30-7:00-Workshop.
Bernadette Wright, PhD has two decades of experience in program evaluation and policy research. She is Director of Research & Evaluation at Meaningful Evidence, LLC, where she helps non-profits to leverage research to strengthen their programs, demonstrate their value to funders, and influence policy. Recent clients include National Alliance for Caregiving, NMAC (formerly National Minority AIDS Council), and Howard University. She also frequently speaks and writes on evaluation and research methods for social impact organizations. She earned her PhD in Public Policy/Program Evaluation from the University of Maryland.