Claremont Evaluation Center's
Professional Development Workshop Series in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods

2015 Schedule Displayed Below

Registration for 2015 Workshops is now Closed

With financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation,
Scholarships are Available for Evaluators in Developing Countries
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The Claremont Evaluation Center is pleased to bring you this longstanding series which provides practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research through one-day workshops, taught by academics and practitioners from across the globe.  For more information about the Claremont Evaluation Center, click here.

Previous years have consistently brought hundreds of participants to Claremont from across the globe, representing an exciting cross-section of the private and public sectors. In recent years, we have expanded our offerings to provide extensive online participation to make these workshops even more accessible.  This year, almost all the workshops will be offered online as well as in-person!

The workshops will take place at Claremont Graduate University in the Ron W. Burkle Family Building. The Burkle Building is located at 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. Each morning begins with a brief group session in room Burkle 16, adjacent to the Registration Booth.

Parking is free in the parking lots located on College Ave & 8th St, Dartmouth Ave & 9th St, and between College & Dartmouth on 11th St. Street parking is also available during the workshops.  Click here for more information.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015




Basics of Evaluation and Applied Research Methods

Stewart I. Donaldson & Christina A. Christie

Assessment of Cognitive Abilities: The Science, Philosophy, and Art of Latent Variable Models

Andrew Conway

Survey Research Methods

Jason Siegel

Exemplar Method

Kendall Bronk

Occupational Health Psychology

Norbert Semmer


Friday, August 21, 2015



Introduction to
Qualitative Research Methods

Maritza Salazar

Workshop approaching capacity
Limited in-person seats available

Logic Models and Health Applications

Thomas Chapel

Multilevel Modeling

Scott Thomas

In-Person workshop is full!
In-Person registrations will be added to Waiting List

Practical Evaluation: A New Approach

Michael Scriven

Introduction to Educational Evaluation

Tiffany Berry & Rebecca Eddy


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Conducting Responsive Community-based Evaluations

Katrina Bledsoe

 Workshop approaching capacity
Limited in-person seats available

Enhancing Evaluation Capacity - A Systematic and Comprehensive Approach

Leslie Fierro

Evaluating Program Viability, Effectiveness, and Transferability:
An Integrated Perspective

Huey T. Chen

Applied Multiple Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More

Dale Berger

Appreciative Inquiry

Tessie Catsambas


Sunday, August 23, 2015 


Cultural Responsiveness
in Applied Research and Evaluation

Wanda Casillas

Social Return on Investment

John Gargani

Data Visualization

Tarek Azzam

Leadership Assessment

Becky Reichard

Workshop offered in-person only

Positive Human Resources Development

Meghana Rao

Quasi Experimental Methods

William Crano


Monday, August 24, 2015


Principles Based Evaluation

Michael Quinn Patton

Workshop offered online only



Online Workshops

For those unable to join us in person in Southern California this summer, almost all 2015 workshops will be webcast live in our state-of-the-art interactive online classroom (click here to see the computer requirements).

The online classroom software is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers.  You will need to update Java, and we recommend an internet connection with an average download speet of 1mb/sec or greater.  We recommend using the Firefox web browser.  Headphones or speakers are required. 


Daily Schedule

Each workshop will last one full day.
For those attending webcasts, please note that all times listed are in the Pacific time zone.

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Check in & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Morning Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. – Workshop Begins
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
12 noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Workshop Concludes

2015 Registration Rates

Generous gifts to Claremont Graduate University made it possible for us to once again realize our mission of making high-quality evaluation education more accessible to a diverse group of working professionals and students.  In response to economic concerns across the globe, this year's registration rates have been reduced to make the workshops accessible to the public.  

Regular Registration Rates for On-Site Workshops:

  • Professionals: $125 per one full-day workshop
  • Students: $75 per one full-day workshop

Rates for Virtual Classroom Workshops:

  • Professionals: $125 per one full-day workshop
  • Students: $75 per one full-day workshop

A limited number of scholarships to pay for workshops are available for individuals experiencing financial challenges.  For more information on how to apply, please contact Edith Ramirez at

For those admitted into the Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation, or our M.A. and Ph.D. Programs, some of these workshops meet various program requirements.

A certificate of participation is available upon request for all licensed psychologists and other professionals.

For more information about our Ph.D., M.A., and other programs in Evaluation, click here.

Contact us at (909 607-9013) with any inquiries about group registrations.

Workshops Photo Album

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Dr. Huey T. Chen presents on theory-driven program evaluation.


Last updated 7/16/2015