CREEHS Evaluation Workshop

Professional Development Workshop

What can evaluation do for my organization and program? 

Friday, October 5, 2012
8:30am – 4:00pm
University Hall
This one-day evaluation workshop will enhance your organization’s ability to:
  • Compete for grants
  • Improve your programs
  • Serve your community better
Join us at our state-of-the-art Conference Center. Continental breakfast and full lunch included!  


This one-day evaluation workshop is designed to help local community-based organizations, school districts, healthcare institutions and government agencies enhance their organizational capacity by improving accountability and meeting program improvement needs. Effective program evaluation techniques and strategies will be shared that can strengthen existing or future funded programs.


The workshop is geared for:  
  1. Decision makers and managers who want to learn how to use evaluation to maximize their organizations’ resources most effectively, and,
  2. Those with or without evaluation responsibilities, who want to systematically strengthen their evaluation knowledge and skills to enhance their work. 
By the end of the day, participants will have learned about:
  • How evaluation can strengthen a program and enhance your organization
  • Strategies for working with program planners, program staff, and various stakeholder groups to use evaluation as a critical organizational tool
  • A working knowledge of a basic evaluation toolkit that includes goal setting and the “program theory” model
  • Simple tools for monitoring or evaluating program implementation processes and impacts 

Lead Presenter:  

Dr. Huey T. Chen
Dr. Chen is a nationally recognized expert in program evaluation.  Currently, he serves as Director of CREEHS and Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Montclair State University. Previously, he was a senior evaluation scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Dr. Chen has worked intensively with community organizations, health-related agencies, government agencies, and educational institutions. He has conducted both large-scale and small-scale evaluations in the U.S. and internationally, including evaluating the HIV prevention programs supported by the CDC, school-based anti-drug-abuse policy in Taiwan, an HIV prevention and care initiative in China, and a tobacco-focused prevention program in Georgia. Dr. Chen has published extensively on various aspects of program evaluation and is the author of several evaluation books He regularly conducts evaluation workshops for the American Evaluation Association and other organizations.   

Additional Facilitators:

Dr. Amanda S. Birnbaum, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Dr. Brian V. Carolan, Department of Educational Foundations
Dr. Elizabeth Erwin, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Literacy Education
Dr. Leslie Kooyman, Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership
Dr. Eden Kyse, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services
Dr. Lisa D. Lieberman, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Dr. Jennifer Brown Urban, Department of Family and Child Studies
Workshop fees (including tuition, materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and parking):
Postmarked by             $200 individual registration
August 30:                   $125 for each additional individual from the same organization
Postmarked between   
August 31 and             $ 250 individual registration
September 25:              $150 for each additional individual from the same organization
The first 10 organizations to register will receive a free consultation session, scheduled at a mutually convenient time, within two months of the workshop.
Questions about logistics: Please call Tina J. Seaboch at 973-655-4247 or send e-mail to
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Can’t make it?
We are willing to schedule other workshop sessions, including one tailored to your specific organization’s needs.  Please contact us for further information.