2014 National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium

Post-NHSTES Webinar: Measuring Organizational Culture and Climate in Staff Retention and Training Evaluation Studies

September 29, 2014 | Anita P. Barbee, MSSW, Ph.D., Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Archived recording; PowerPoint presentation

The 17th Annual National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium was held May 20–22 at the Berkeley City Club on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Its theme was Building a Professional Workforce: Evaluating the Spectrum of Professional Development.


Tuesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 21
Thursday, May 22

Tuesday, May 20

9:30–9:40 am

Convene, Welcome, Introduction to the Pre-Symposium Institute

9:40 am–12:00 noon

Pre-Conference Institute: Designing and Implementing an Effective Mixed Methods Evaluation

1:15–2:45 pm

Pre-Conference Institute Facilitated Discussions: Exploring the NHSTES Themes

3:00–4:30 pm

Pre-Conference Institute Facilitated Discussions: Evaluation Issues Identified as Struggles by Participants

Wednesday, May 21

9:30–9:40 am

Convene, Welcome, Introduction to the Symposium 

9:40–10:15 am

Facilitated Networking Session 

10:15 am–12:00 noon

Keynote Presentation: Building a Professional Workforce—To Do What? Interrupting poor practices that lead to fatal and severe maltreatment of very young children (PowerPoint One) (PowerPoint Two)

1:30–2:45 pm

Keynote Discussion, Part II

3:00–4:45 pm

Presentation and Facilitated Discussion: Exploring California’s Workforce Evaluation Framework, and Plans for Common Core Evaluation

Thursday, May 22

9:30–9:40 am


9:40–10:55 am

Presentation & Facilitated Discussion: Using Developing Continuous Quality Improvement Processes for Safety Organized Practice (SOP) 

11:10 am-12:15 pm 

Topical Discussion: The New Federal Child and Family Services Review (CFSR 3): What are the recommendations for evaluating training, and how can they be improved?

12:50–2:05 pm

Presentation & Facilitated Discussion: Developing Complementary Instruments to Measure Child Welfare Practice Model Fidelity, Organization/System Support, and Client Experiences

2:20–2:50 pm

Closing remarks and review

Background and history of the NHSTES

For information

Tenia Davis,,  Training and Evaluation Specialist