DEAL Session 5: Developing Training Evaluations (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

08 Jun 2022



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 5, 2022.

Training Overview

Dynamic Education And Learning (DEAL) is designed for public health professionals who want to elevate the quality of the distance-based trainings they develop and deliver. The series covers training planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation. Although much of the content is developed with distance-based training in mind, many concepts can also be applied in in-person trainings as well. Learners can register for any or all of the five sessions.

Session 1 covers key terminology, e-learning standards, best practices and unique considerations for engaging in the distance-learning environment. Session 2 covers how to define and learn about a target audience, develop learning objectives, create appealing titles and descriptions, and ways to promote training offerings. Session 3 covers technology tools and the selection of appropriate strategies and technologies for teaching and assessment. Session 4 covers webinars and interactive slideshows, and discusses the value of interaction in adult learning and how technology can be used to engage learners. Session 5 covers methods of evaluation, Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation, effective survey questions, and strategies of data collection.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

About the Trainer

Lisa McCormick, DrPH, MPH

Lisa McCormick, DrPH, MPH serves as the Evaluator for the R-IVPHTC and holds the positions of professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and associate dean for public health practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)School of Public Health. Prior to the formation of the Region IV PHTC, Lisa was PI of the Alabama PHTC (2010 -2014) and involved with the South Central Public Health Workforce Development Partnership (2002 –2014).Through her work with the PHTC, she has worked with state and local public health departments throughout Region IV and the R-IV  PHTC Community-based Training partners to carry out training needs assessment and evaluation.


Matthew Fifolt, PhD

Matthew Fifolt, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Organization at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). Dr. Fifolt holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Alabama; a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina; and a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University. Prior to joining the faculty of UAB-SOPH, Dr. Fifolt served as the Associate Director of the Evaluation and Assessment Unit in the Center for the Study of Community Health at UAB. In this role, he was responsible for program and outcomes evaluation for the cooperative  agreements funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of evaluation in training.
  • Differentiate among Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation.
  • Identify appropriate evaluation methods for each of Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation.
  • Identify different parts of a survey question and discuss potential sources of ambiguity.
  • Describe different software applications that can be useful for designing and delivering evaluations.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

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