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

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Supported by 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.

Click here for the daily schedule

Click here for computer requirements for the online workshops


Saturday, August 23, 2014







Basics of Evaluation and Applied Research Methods
Stewart I. Donaldson & Christina A. Christie
Applied Multiple Regression: Mediation, Moderation, and More
Dale Berger
 Big Data
Thomas Horan & Brian Hilton
Evaluation-Specific Methodology
Michael Scriven
Data Visualization
Tarek Azzam


Sunday, August 24, 2014





Cultural Responsiveness
in Applied Research and Evaluation
Rodney K. Hopson
& Wanda Casillas
Survey Research Methods
Jason Siegel
Quasi-Experimental Design
William Crano
Empowerment Evaluation: From Capacity Building Concepts to Corporate Philanthropic Case Studies
David Fetterman
Real-world Evaluation: Conducting Rigorous Impact Evaluations Under Real-World Conditions
Maliha Khan & Michael Bamberger


Monday, August 25, 2014







Introduction to
Qualitative Research Methods
Maritza Salazar

In-person workshop full, email to be put on a waiting list

Introduction to Educational Evaluation
Tiffany Berry &
Rebecca Eddy

In-person workshop full, email to be put on a waiting list

Evaluating Program Viability, Effectiveness, and Transferability:
An Integrated Perspective
Huey T. Chen
Cultivating Self-in-Context as Responsive Evaluators: Engaging Boundaries, Borderlands and Border-Crossings
Hazel Symonette &
Katrina Bledsoe

Multilevel Modeling
Scott Thomas

In-person workshop full, email to be put on a waiting list


Tuesday, August 26, 2014




Practical Program
Design and Redesign: A Theory-Driven Approach
Stewart I. Donaldson &
John Gargani
Evaluability Assessment: When,
Why & How
Michael Trevisan & Tamara Walser

Leadership Assessment
Becky Reichard

Workshop offered in-person only

In-person workshop full, email to be put on a waiting list

Grant Proposal Writing
Allen Omoto


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  Developmental Evaluation
Michael Quinn Patton

Workshop offered online only

  How to Design and Manage Equity-Focused and Gender-Responsive Evaluations
Marco Segone &
Ada Ocampo

Workshop offered online only



Thursday, August 28, 2014


Principles-Based Evaluation
Michael Quinn Patton

World Premiere!

Workshop offered online only



Online Workshops

For those unable to join us in person in Southern California this summer, almost all 2014 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

2014 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: $90 per one full-day workshop
  • Students: $50 per one full-day workshop

Rates for Virtual Classroom Workshops:

  • Professionals: $90 per one full-day workshop
  • Students: $50 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 John LaVelle at

A limited number of scholarships are available for evaluators working in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia.  Click here for information and eligibility requirements

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) 607-9016 or

Workshops Photo Album

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


Last updated 7/30/2014