WHEN: Monday, August 3rd - Friday, August 7th
WHERE: New Virtual Format!
To adapt the course to meet our students online learning needs we will limit the length of each day to begin at 9:00 AM (MST) and finish by 3 PM (MST). Many of the core lectures will be converted to pre-recorded, self-paced material that the students will need to complete before class. All pre-recorded material will be during July. During the week-long online virtual learning series each course will meet live via zoom for discussions about readings, pre-recorded presentations and additional short lectures. This will be followed by daily research seminars followed by breakout mentoring groups where students will develop their research or evaluation ideas with Kempe faculty.
Given the challenges faced during COVID-19 and expecting that Course #3 will appeal mostly to working professionals and practice-oriented graduate students, we have decided to structure course #3 over an extended time frame of three weeks, July 27th - August 14th. Within each week there will be specific online lectures, readings, and activities required. At the end of each week, there will a live mentoring sessions to address questions and assist participants in the development of their evaluation plans. Participants will learn basic approaches of public health planning and evaluation by working on creating an evaluation plan for a project of their choosing, ideally one to be carried out in their own work environment. Lessons will focus on basic principles of public health practice with a focus on primary prevention; evaluation planning with focus on developing a logic model, defining intervention goals and objectives, and evaluation questions, and strategies for assessing how the intervention was carried out and what impact it may have; and tips on seeking funding. By the end of the three weeks, participants should have a draft plan, with input from other participants and the instructors, in a form ready to expand into a funding application or be implemented.
DAILY RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES (Open to all courses)
The Center is proud to host a number of leading experts for the week long institute and will be offering daily 1 hour seminars from our distinguished guests on child maltreatment research from various professional perspectives. This year we are excited to announce the following speakers:
General registration for the Kempe Interdisciplinary Research Institute is a $150 participation fee. CEUs are available for an Additional $25. Registration is also available for credit through the Colorado School of Public Health (tuition fees apply). Details for all registration options are listed below.