This presentation was delivered on Monday, May 16, 2011, as part of the free monthly webinar series from Friends for Youth's Mentoring Institute.
One of the most important aspects of running a successful mentoring program is the evaluation of both participant outcomes and the quality of your service delivery. But, despite its importance, program evaluation in a mentoring context is often misunderstood, misapplied, or even feared. This webinar will attempt to take some of the mystery and insecurity out of mentoring program evaluation and goals, featuring a live demo of the Oregon Mentors Evaluation Instrument Toolkit, a collection of downloadable evaluation instruments, surveys, scales, and questionnaires designed to provide youth mentoring programs with increased access to reliable evaluation tools. This comprehensive site was developed by two organizations and our webinar features key staff from each: Mike Garringer, Resource Advisor with the National Mentoring Center, and Celeste Janssen, Program Director with Oregon Mentors.
Designed for program coordinators and other staff who may be new to evaluation concepts and resources or for those who would like a refresher, the presentation will address aligning evaluation with the true goals and activities of your program, explore new tools that can help you collect meaningful data, and review some common pitfalls that can complicate mentoring program evaluation. This presentation was featured as a pre-conference course at Friends for Youth’s January 2011 annual mentoring conference. Presented as a webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn more about free or inexpensive tools available to your program in case you missed this session.
This webinar was also offered by the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota’s Quality in Action Webinar Series on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.