Dr. Eric Jensen from Warwick University
With 70 attendees Eric discussed his research on successfully involving volunteers in your festival and tools for measuring the impact of your festival.
Please see the Slides from Eric’s presentation.
Audio of the seminar is available here: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/academicstaff/jensen/ericjensenFull Description:
Many universities are involved in festivals, which can be an effective opportunity to engage with the public, making the most of the knowledge and talents of staff and students. This includes: universities organising their own festivals; universities participating in other festivals; and students working with organisations at music festivals and creating their own festivals.
Carrying out evaluation is an effective way to enhance the work of groups and organisations. In this seminar, Dr. Eylin Palamaro Munsell discussed the topic of evaluation with particular reference to its place in the work of community and voluntary sector organisations. The seminar provided an overview of evaluation and addressed issues such as: what is evaluation?; who conducts evaluations?; common fears and concerns about evaluation and things to consider after the evaluation process
Dr. Eylin Palamaro Munsell has wide experience in the area of evaluation. She is a researcher at University College Dublin’s Geary Institute where she coordinates the evaluation of Preparing for Life, an early childhood intervention. Her main research interests include child and adolescent resilience, family well-being, sense of community in adverse circumstance, and mixed-methods approaches to programme evaluation.
Links to some relevant sources:
Community Toolbox is: http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx