Writing Project Evaluation Reports
Wednesday, July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Challenge: One of the greatest challenges of writing evaluation reports occurs during the planning stage. Writers who efficiently and precisely compose lengthy work-related documents, such as meeting minutes, proposals, and justification reports, often falter when writing a project or program evaluation report because they might not have begun the writing process fully aware of its scope. They may have the requisite job knowledge to understand the point of the project as a whole. They may even have sufficient data to begin drafting. Yet they may struggle in deciding what to include.
Knowing that much of the battle of rendering an effective evaluation report lies in the content selection, writers often seek guidance to jumpstart the writing process. How do they frame the report into the narrowest yet most useful perspective possible?
Solution: Writing Project Evaluation Reports helps writers in establishing the scope and criteria, collecting and analyzing data, and organizing an evaluation report. This webinar provides useful tips in grounding the writer during the planning phase of the evaluation report. Its main focus is to define critical terms and issues before tackling the writing assignment.
Scope: This webinar includes the following learning points:
- Establishing the scope of an evaluation report
- Determining valid and reliable performance criteria
- Organizing principles of planning, progress, and completion reports
Learning Objectives: Attending this webinar will enable you to:
- Distinguish among the three types of evaluation reports.
- Define critical terms that clarify evaluative reports.
- Manage validity and reliability issues related to report data.
- Balance objective and interpretive language for stakeholders.
Presented by :: Philip Vassallo
Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. Many of his students are nonnative professionals skilled in their profession but struggling with English language issues.
He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.
CALL SPONSORED: This webinar is sponsored by CALL for California library staff. Register to attend live or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.