Presentation on theme: "Implementing Program Evaluation with an Ornery Audience by Dan Goerlich Virginia Cooperative Extension."— Presentation transcript:
Implementing Program Evaluation with an Ornery Audience by Dan Goerlich Virginia Cooperative Extension
Anticipate the Ornery Is your audience there: To maintain certificates, registrations, or licenses? Due to a mandate? For some other involuntary reason? If so, the chances are good that your participants may be ornery. Examples: pesticide recertification, forester licensing, registration, or certification, and logger training programs.
SHARP Logger Program (1996) Three core programs (18 hrs) Continuing Education Requirement (12 hrs per 3 year period) If loggers do not achieve SHARP status, they cant deliver wood to SFI member companies.
I should be in the woods working…this is a waste of time. I guess theyre goin to teach us how to log. Hell, Ive been loggin for 30 years. I aint heard nuthin useful yet…
SHARP Evaluation History From 1996 through 2001 programs were conducted, but not evaluated. Basic evaluation introduced in 2002. –Rate this course (from 1 to 5) –What did you learn that you will use? –What do we need to change? –What other classes would you like? From August 28, 2002 through December 7, 2005, evaluation administered to 1,397 loggers attending 49 logger-specific educational programs.