Webinar: Evaluating community development impacts using qualitative indicators

In this webinar sponsored by the National Community and Economic Resource Development Indicators Team, Rebecca Sero of Washington State University and Paul Lachapelle of Montana State University will describe how they use qualitative impact indicators in evaluating community development programs.

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April 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM



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Rebecca Sero, Washington State University
Dr. Rebecca Sero is the Evaluation Specialist for Washington State University Extension. In this position, Sero leads a statewide evaluation effort and is responsible for increasing WSU Extension's capacity to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs and services. Primarily, she works closely with teams to conduct periodic, focused evaluations of major WSU Extension programs. Additionally, Sero also develops and disseminates evaluation best practices and tools for use by Extension educators and develops evaluation-related professional development opportunities. For additional information, please visit her website.

Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University 
Paul Lachapelle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Montana State University-Bozeman and serves as the Extension Community Development Specialist. Working in partnership with the Local Government Center, his responsibilities involve providing research, technical assistance, and training on various community development topics in communities across the state. Specifically, he provides resources and programs in many areas including community strategic visioning, local governance, and leadership development training.