Evaluation and Applied Research – Webinar Series

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Date(s) - 16/09/2020 - 02/12/2020
All Day


The Nature of Knowledge in Complex Dynamic Systems: Evaluating and Conducting Applied Research During a Global Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Economic Turbulence  

Dates: Sept 16th, Sept 30th, Oct 14th, Nov 4th, Nov 11th, Nov 18th, Dec 2nd/ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

Presenter: Michael Quinn Patton, Ph.D., CGU Professor of Evaluation Practice

Professor Patton is the Founder and CEO of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, an independent organizational development and program evaluation organization.

After receiving his doctorate in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent 18 years on the faculty of the University of Minnesota (1973–1991), including five years as Director of the Minnesota Center for Social Research and ten years with the Minnesota Extension Service.

Host and Facilitator: Stewart I. Donaldson, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor & Executive Director, Claremont Evaluation Center (CEC) & The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI).

The CEC is pleased to announce a new webinar series this semester exploring how evaluation and applied research intersect with the largest issues facing society today. During this 7 session series, Dr. Michael Quinn Patton will be looking at key issues such as the nature of systems transformation, the role of evaluation in creating systemic change, lessons learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how evaluation can be used to interpret the 2020 presidential election. This is an invaluable opportunity to hear from a leader in the evaluation field about the most pertinent topics in applied research and evaluation practice.

For the webinar schedule and descriptions, and to register for the series, please follow the link below. Please note, the $50 cost covers attendance to all 7 webinars. If you are unable to attend a webinar live, the recordings will be sent to you after the session has commenced.  


If you have any questions about the series, please contact Jessica Renger (jessica.renger@cgu.edu) for more details.