Human Services Training Evaluators Meet to Discuss Impact of Training

"Measuring Performance: How Do You Know That Your Training Is Making An Impact?" was the theme of this year's National Human Services Training Evaluation Symposium (NHSTES) held at the University of Pittsburgh. The symposium on May 21–23 attracted more than 40 national experts in human services training evaluation. 

Presentations represented human services training evaluation projects in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.


Read or download program presentations.


Randi Walters, Ph.D., of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, gave the keynote address on “Maximizing Potential: Measuring What Matters.”

Special thanks go to NHSTES host site and co-chair Helen Cahalane of the University of Pittsburgh.

The University of California, Berkeley began hosting the NHSTES in 1998 to build knowledge in the emergent field of human services training evaluation. Beginning in 2011, academic institutions outside California have co-hosted the symposium. In 2014, the NHSTES will be back at the UC Berkeley. Find out more about the NHSTES.

CalSWEC co-sponsors the NHSTES with the California Department of Social Services and the National Staff Development and Training Association of the American Public Human Services Association.