Guide to Evaluating Professional Development
Professional development (PD) requires significant time and resources. Whether you are a program director or a PD provider, you and your stakeholders want to know if your PD is working and why (or why not). Evaluation is a systematic process you can use to learn if your activities are achieving their intended purpose. The results of evaluation can be used to demonstrate successful outcomes to your stakeholders, garner additional support for your activities, identify specific ways to improve implementation, and make strategic decisions about what activities to continue or change moving forward.
The Measuring Implementation to Impact: A Guide to Evaluating Professional Development pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB] provides information, resources, and examples to help you:
- Identify and engage key stakeholders and describe your PD activities and goals.
- Define your evaluation objectives and questions while identifying the indicators you will measure.
- Analyze and interpret results to share and use your findings effectively.