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Event to help agencies improve their services

Published: Sat, April 30, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. -- Social service agencies wanting to learn how effective they really are and how they might improve their services are invited to a one-day symposium to be put on here by the University of Pittsburgh.

Called Evaluation Symposium 2005: Transforming Information into Knowledge and Action, this symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 18 at the Radisson Hotel. It is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Child Development, which is part of the School of Education.

The event is designed to help directors, board members and staff at human service agencies improve their programs, maximize their staff's expertise and compete for grant money. Participants will receive training in evaluating programs, conducting focus groups and needs assessments, and developing and administering surveys. A full day of training with hands-on activities will be provided, as well as networking opportunities, a comprehensive handbook with resources and a continental breakfast and lunch. Continuing education credits are available.

For more information or to register for the symposium, call (412) 244-7553 or e-mail ocdpep@pitt.edu.

To download a copy of the registration form to mail or fax, visit www.education.pitt.edu/ocd/publications/EvaluationSymposium2005.pdf.


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