2020 Webinar Schedule

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 12PM ET

Insights from Development of a National Evaluation Competency Model for Extension Educators

Anil Kumar Chaudhary, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
The Pennsylvania State University

SESSION DESCRIPTION: Extension organizations often use competency development models to maintain a competitive advantage and to build the capacity of their employees. Program evaluation is considered as one of the core competency for Extension professionals. Even though multiple evaluation competency models were developed over the past two decades, none of them meets the context of Extension professionals, who conducts the evaluations as one part of their job. In this webinar, I will share insights from the development and broader applicability testing of a national evaluation competency model for Extension professionals.

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

PRESENTER BIO: Dr. Anil Kumar Chaudhary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at the Pennsylvania State University. In this capacity, he teaches program evaluation, basic and advanced statistics, and introduction of agricultural and extension education courses. His current research focuses on two major research areas: application of program evaluation and assessment principles to formal and non-formal educational settings and human dimensions of natural resource management. Currently, he is co-leading a national project to identify evaluation competencies for Extension educators to develop their evaluation capacity. Dr. Kumar Chaudhary is actively involved in multiple professional associations and currently, serves as the program chair for Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG) of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

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