Webinar 9/24/20: Communicating Through Implementation Challenges: Conversations for Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

Join the MAST Center for the second webinar of a three-part series on research-practitioner partnerships throughout the evaluation life cycle. If you didn’t attend the first webinar, no problem! Each webinar provides stand-alone information and insight on the researcher-practitioner communication for effective partnerships.

This webinar will address the timing and type of researcher-practitioner communication needed during program/evaluation implementation. Presenters will offer conversation starters to help ensure that evaluation methods and processes align with key elements of service delivery to inform practice and achieve evaluation goals. Panelists will also provide examples and suggestions for navigating and implementing an evaluation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time: 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. ET)



Mindy Herman-Stahl, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Public Strategies

Lauren Mattox
Project Manager, Public Strategies

Ryan Carlson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Education, University of South Carolina

Nakita Carroll, MA, LMFT
Assistant Project Director, Project Harmony, University of Central Florida Marriage and Family Research Institute

Mindy Scott, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, MAST Center
Program Area Director, Reproductive Health and Family Formation, Child Trends

Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships Throughout the Evaluation Life Cycle is a three-part webinar series offering discussion, tips and strategies, and tools for the different stages of evaluation from HMRE experts from Child Trends and Public Strategies and a seasoned research-practitioner team currently conducting an evaluation in the HMRE field.

Third and final webinar: “A Conversation Guide for Dissemination” (December 2020, TBD)
This webinar will address how researchers and practitioners can work together to interpret and disseminate evaluation findings to key stakeholders. Presenters will discuss creating a dissemination plan, determining communication goals and audiences, tailoring messages, sharing findings in ways that help advance the field, and more.

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