Distance Learning

The Emory Centers staff lead web-based courses several times a year. These interactive, mentored distance-learning programs provide:

  • An engaging learning experience with visual aids, group discussion, self-assessments, and individual learning activities designed to apply the concepts covered in each module.
  • Practical skills. Participants will apply program planning and evaluation concepts presented in the lessons, and be given tools and resources they can use in their work.
  • A supportive learning environment. Participants receive feedback and support from the instructor throughout the course.
  • Convenience. There are no scheduled class meetings, allowing participants the flexibility to complete the coursework at their convenience during the allotted timeframe for the course, and in the comfort of their own home or office. 

Click on the course titles to learn more, or contact us to be informed of upcoming sessions of these courses.

Fundamentals of Evaluation

This 12-week course provides basic information and applied activities to gain the skills needed to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan. Participants learn about the importance of program evaluation, what to expect from their evaluation efforts, what is involved in an evaluation, and how to develop an evaluation plan. By the end of the course, participants will develop a comprehensive evaluation plan for a program of their choice. This course is also available upon request as a two-day on-site training.

Logic Model Essentials

This six-week web-based distance learning program begins with a basic introduction to logic models, and includes activities that provide practical experience with developing and using logic models. Participants will learn the purpose and characteristics of logic models, how to develop a logic model, and how to use logic models for planning, evaluation, and education.

Coming soon: Demystifying the World of Public Health Policy

This course will be for public health practitioners working in the public or nonprofit sectors, who want to become involved in policy-related activities without engaging in direct or grassroots lobbying. Participants will learn how to apply practical tools to influence public health policies. The course addresses the role of all branches of government--forums for policy change--and the range of educational activities that influence these forums.  A primary objective of the course is for participants to understand the role of collaboration with diverse partners. Expected launch date: Early 2013.