A case study used survey design (pre-test, satisfaction, and post-test) to determine if a 1-day workshop affected participants' skills and self-efficacy in regard to conducting evaluation and if workshop participants applied evaluation skills afterwards. Findings indicate that the workshop was effective in building self-efficacy; however, it did not sustain evaluation practice. Formal training may be necessary to develop skills such as logic modeling, data collection and analysis, and reporting findings to solidify evaluation competencies among participants. It is recommended that Extension faculty engage in continuing education in program evaluation as part of a career development ladder to build evaluation capacity.
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Kelsey, K. D. (2008). Do Workshops Work for Building Evaluation Capacity Among Cooperative Extension Service Faculty?. The Journal of Extension, 46(6), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss6/13