2014 NLPES Professional Development Seminar Agenda

9/24/2014

The National Legislative Program Evaluation Society (NLPES) hosts the only national training event designed exclusively for state legislative staff who work in program evaluation.

Sessions may qualify for continuing professional education (CPE) credit.  Materials will be available to document participants’ attendance at seminar programs. CPE credits are awarded as determined by each participant’s office or agency, however. NCSL and NLPES are not registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

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Preliminary Agenda (as of August 24, 2014)

Sunday, Oct. 5
Time Sessions
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

NLPES Executive Committee Meeting

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Willow Oak Room

4-7 p.m.

Registration
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Magnolia I

Monday, Oct. 6
7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Registration  

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Esplanade
7:30-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sheraton Hotel-Oak Forest Ballroom

8-9 a.m.

Vans Shuttle to Capitol Area

 

9-9:30 a.m.

Joint NLPES-NLSSA Opening Ceremony 

Legislative Building-House Chamber on Second Floor

 

9:45-11:30 a.m.

Joint NLPES-NLSSA Plenary Session-Managing and Communicating with Multiple Generations

Legislative Building-Auditorium on Third Floor

 

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch for NLPES
Legislative Building Courtyards
 
1-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1-Effective Project Team Management
Legislative Office Building--Room 544
 

1-2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 2-The Art of Evaluation: Graphic Design Software, Visual Presentation and the Reinvention of Reporting Formats

Legislative Building--Room 1124
 

1-2:30 p.m.

Excel Tips and Tricks

Legislative Office Building--Room 211

(Registration for this session is limited; signup sheets will be available at the registration desk or outside this meeting room)

 

3-4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 3-Start the Presses:  How to Work with the Media

Legislative Office Building--Room 544

 

3-4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 4-Being Smart about Surveys

Legislative Building--Room 1124

 

3-4:30 p.m.

Excel Tips and Tricks

Legislative Office Building--Room 211

(Registration for this session is limited; signup sheets will be available at the registration desk or outside this meeting room)

 

4:30-8:30 p.m.

Vans Shuttle between Capitol and Hotel

 

6-8 p.m.

Joint NLPES-NLPESS Social Event
State Capitol Grounds

 

Tuesday, Oct. 7
6:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registration/Information Desk
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Esplanade

 

6:45-7:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel-Oak Forest Ballroom

 

7:15-7:45 a.m.

Buses Depart for Capitol Area

 

8-9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 5-Evaluating Medicaid: Diagnosing the Problems and Searching for a Cure
Legislative Office Building--Room 643

 

8-9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session 6-Roundtable: Turning Data Challenges and Risks into Opportunities and and Results
Legislative Office Building--Room 544

 

8:15-9:45 a.m.

Excel Tips and Tricks
Legislative Office Building--Room 211

(Registration for this session is limited; signup sheets will be available at the registration desk or outside this meeting room)

 

10-11:30 a.m. 

Plenary Session-Using Big Data

Legislative Building-Auditorium on Third Floor

 

11:30 a.m.-Noon

Buses Return to Hotel

 

Noon-1:45 p.m.

NLPES Awards Lunch
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Oak Forest Ballroom


Presiding:  Wayne Kidd, NLPES Chair

 

2-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 7-Using Statistical Software for Evaluations

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 1

 

2-3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 8-Measuring the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Audit and Evaluation Agencies

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 2

 

4-5:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 9-Say It, Don't Spray It:  Developing and Communicating Clear Report Messages

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 1

 

4-5:30 p.m.

Concurrent Session 10-Legal Considerations for Audits and Evaluations

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 2

 

6-7 p.m.

Joint NLPES-NLSSA Reception

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Oak Forest Ballroom

 

wednesday, oct. 8
7:30 a.m.-Noon

Registration/Information Desk

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Esplanade

    

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Oak Forest Ballroom

 

8:30-10 a.m.

Concurrent Session 11-Evaluating University Systems and Higher Education

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 2

 

8:30-10 a.m.

Concurrent Session 12-Effective and Informative Presentations

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Hannover 1

 

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Plenary Session 3-Communication with the Legislature:  What Do Legislators Want and Need from Evaluators and Auditors

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel--Oak Forest Ballroom

 

Noon 2014 NLPES Professional Development Seminar Concludes