Local Affiliate of the American Evaluation Association
As evaluators, many of us wonder how we can make our evaluation reports more useful and meaningful to our audiences. Enhancing the design of our reports is one way to make them more engaging. Evaluators can use design, colors, and graphics to draw our audiences in and guide their attention through our key findings. Good design can also make reports more approachable and user-friendly, which helps the information reach more people.
Fortunately, evaluators don’t need to be graphic designers. There are many ways to enhance the design of our reports with everyday tools. Join us as Beth Peery shares some of the tips and tricks she has learned over the past 10 years to improve the look of her reports.
During this workshop, Beth will demonstrate ways to transform a typical evaluation report into one that is more visually appealing and user-friendly. Through this process, she will show you how to utilize headers, colors, and graphics to communicate findings to different audiences. Additionally, we will discuss ideas for presenting qualitative data and provide opportunities for you to put some of these skills into practice. This workshop will primarily use Microsoft Office programs in its demonstration. This workshop will provide opportunities for you to meet and work with other SEA members in improving report design on an evaluation report provided by Beth. Registrants may also work on their own evaluation report if desired. This workshop is limited to 15 registrants.
Beth Peery (she/her) is the Impact and Evaluation Specialist at PEPS, a Seattle-based nonprofit. She is responsible for overseeing and evaluating data to help PEPS better understand the experiences of their participants and ensure the quality of their programs. Beth is passionate about presenting data in meaningful ways and using it to find opportunities to improve support for all families in our community. Prior to her work at PEPS, Beth spent 10 years as a research and evaluation specialist where she provided a wide range of evaluation services for over 40 educational programs across the country. In 2021, Beth won the NSF-ATE Outstanding ATE Evaluation Award for her final evaluation report on the GeoTEd-UAS project.
This is designed to be a live online workshop and we request that registrants attend the day of the workshop. We will need a minimum of 5 participants to hold the workshop and we will cap the registration at 15.
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