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Data Driven- Storytelling with Numbers


Data is critical in understanding the populations we serve, helps focus efforts, measure outcomes, and secure funding. With so many types of information to gather, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This webinar will walk you through the benefit of data collection, developing an evaluation plan, what criteria will be evaluated, assessing program performance, data collection, and reporting and using evaluation results (with or without an electronic data management system). With the right systems in place, we’ll show you how data collection can go from tedious and time consuming to stress-free and exciting, because you will be gathering information in small ways on a daily basis as opposed to sifting through piles of papers in a panic when the campus administrators request the information.


  • Kelly Dormer

    Kelly Dormer has been a Disability Specialist at Wayne State University’s Student Disability Services since 2013. Kelly is a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor. She has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is currently pursuing a second masters degree in Information Management and Data Analytics. In addition to carrying a caseload of over 400 students, Kelly manages her office’s data tracking, reporting, and program evaluation initiatives. She has previously presented on how to use data to inform decision making at AHEAD and MI-AHEAD conferences. Kelly is the Treasurer of MI-AHEAD and the immediate Past President of the Michigan Rehabilitation Association. She also serves on the Accommodate Advisory Board.

  • Leslie Johnson

    Leslie Johnson is the Assistant Director, Assistive Technology at Michigan State University's Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). She joined the RCPD team as the Psychiatric Disabilities specialist in February 2016. Her primary responsibilities include helping students identify areas of strength and areas of opportunities to find the right accommodations to maximize their abilities and potential. Leslie strongly believes in the value and importance of a higher education degree, so she takes great pleasure in providing students with academic support, tips, and strategies to be successful and reach their educational goals. Leslie also supports employees and applicants with psychiatric disabilities, by advocating for them to receive employment accommodations. Before Leslie joined RCPD, she was a Disability Service advisor at a university in Phoenix, AZ. In this role, she provided advisement, support, and accommodations for students with all types of disabilities. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree, as well as a Master of Arts in Higher Education.

November 2, 2021
Tue 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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