Resources

Webinar – Data Visualization in Excel Made Easy
August 20, 2018

This beginners-level webinar, originally held on August 21, 2018, is intended for staff in all roles who don’t work with data every day but who want to learn basic steps to get started using the tools you already have. See below for an Excel file that includes all of the examples shown in this webinar […] Read more...

Webinar – 3 Steps for Developing Stronger Program Reports
March 22, 2018

Strong program reports start with strong monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. Originally held on 3/22/18, this webinar walks through three practical steps you can begin taking right away to improve your data collection and management practices. Watch the recording to learn ways to effectively communicate about your results, including through data visualization, in your program […] Read more...

Webinar – How to Design and Measure a Successful Career Advancement Program
June 27, 2018

Originally held on 6/26/18, this webinar was offered in collaboration with Higher Advantage (LIRS) and included a guest speaker from USCRI of North Carolina. Learn more about Higher at www.HigherAdvantage.org and about USCRI at www.refugees.org. After viewing this webinar recording, you will be able to: Name the key outcomes and activities of a successful career […] Read more...

Webinar – Effective Presentation of Data for Reports, Winning Proposals and Outreach
August 15, 2016

For this webinar, we were joined by an internationally recognized data visualization expert who brings a research-based approach to improving the communication of data through more effective graphs, slides, and reports. The training was tailored to the needs of refugee service providers, drawing on data examples from programs serving refugees and other populations of concern […] Read more...

Webinar Series – Learn to Easily and Accurately Collect Data with CommCare Mobile Technology
September 26, 2016

This series of webinars, hosted in September 2016, teach attendees to use mobile phones or tablets equipped with the platform CommCare to more easily and accurately capture client data. View this series of recordings to walk through this process of creating your own application for use in your programs! For more on CommCare, watch this one-minute video! […] Read more...

Webinar – How to Ensure Data Quality in Case Management: 4 Practical Strategies
November 17, 2016

This November 2016 webinar offers four practical strategies for improving data quality in refugee case management programs. Data experts from the IRC and Church World Service discussed why data quality is so important, demonstrated time-saving tips and tricks in Excel, and shared the real-world implications of quality data. META was joined by Mia Witte, Associate […] Read more...

Webinar – Methods Matter: 4 Questions to Consider When Choosing Data Collection Methods
February 17, 2017

This February 2017 webinar discussed why methods matter and how to choose the right data collection methods. Watch the recording to learn four questions to ask yourself when choosing methods for your programs. You’ll also learn the basics of when and when not to use common methods like interviews, focus groups, observation and surveys. META was […] Read more...

Webinar – Program M&E: A Path Towards Program Improvement and Better Outcomes for Refugee Clients
April 21, 2016

In this webinar, originally hosted on March 14, 2016, we discuss the role that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can play in achieving improved outcomes for refugee clients. Jaime Costigan, M&E Technical Adviser, first provides strategies for changing organizational culture around M&E, after which we hear practical examples from Erica Bouris, Deputy Director for Programs in […] Read more...

Webinar – Project Design: Providing a Foundation for Good M&E
May 24, 2016

Effective monitoring and evaluation begins with project design. During this webinar, held on May 20, 2016, M&E Technical Advisor Jaime Costigan proposes two M&E standards for refugee service providers to consider during project design. Kasia Kedzia, Director of Evaluation at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), then presents practical examples of how M&E is integrated into […] Read more...

Webinar – Short-to Long-Term Economic Integration for Refugee Employment: Using Theories of Change to Design a Job Upgrade Program
July 13, 2017

This July 2017 webinar discussed steps you can take to develop new, evidence-based, data-driven programs that meet the longer-term employment goals of refugee clients. Watch the recording to learn about current opportunities to address clients’ short-term and longer-term employment goals, to learn how to use a theory of change to thoughtfully evolve your employment programs, […] Read more...