​​​​​​     Research, Training, and Facilitation for Group Effectiveness​

   New Manual and Training Workshop

Evaluation of Save the Bay (RI) middle school environmental program...plus focus group training for staff.

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  • The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group
  • The World Bank/Carleton University International Program for Development Evaluation Training
  • OECD, Paris
  • The Czech Republic (Ministry Evaluation Officers and the Czech Evaluation Society)
  • The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
  • U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • The College Board Innovation and Concepts Team
  • University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center
  • Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (KIMEP, Kazakhstan)
  • Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (Tokyo; Savannakhet, Laos)
  • Sanford Health
  • Geisinger Center for Health Research
  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Research Institute
  • American Education Development Center for Applied Behavioral & Evaluation Research
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Health, Safety and Security
  • European Evaluation Association (EURONET)
  • Brown University (Center on Alcoholism and Addiction Studies, Institute for Community Health Programs, Leadership Alliance, Education Alliance)
  • Chicago Memorial Children's Hospital
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Quality Partners of RI
  • American Association of Public Opinion Research
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Defence Research Centre (Toronto)
  • Save the Bay (RI)
  • The Urban Institute
  • Northeast Utilities
  • University of Bath, UK, Research Group on Well-being in Developing Countries 
  • National Planning Departments, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia...
Focus Group Training Workshop, CLICO, Trinidad
Examples of On-Site Training

Focus Group Training, Employment and
Social Development, Canada

GDI's focus group training is grounded squarely in group dynamics theory and principles of qualitative research methods--and has been fine-tuned by the GDI team’s experience in over 40 countries….

Group Dimensions International

To build capacity to…

  • Craft sound, relevant, meaningful, and focused research questions

  • Develop sophisticated, solid research designs (using GDI’s “group blueprint”)

  • Write powerful interview questions suitable for group discussions

To ensure scientific data collection...
To develop effective interviewing techniques...
To enhance data analysis skills using GDI’s “structured transcript” approach
To produce reliable results you can count on...
To improve group/meeting facilitation in general... 

Focus Group Training Team Work, World Bank-Carleton University International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)

You can access the acclaimed Group Dimensions International focus group training via: 
1. Attending one of our free-standing focus group training workshops, which are held a few times a year in Washington, DC, South Carolina, Florida, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and/or Maine. Limited to 9 participants from a variety of organizational settings ... OR
2. Requesting an on-site focus group training workshop tailored to your organizational needs, interests, and experience in conducting focus groups. If you have at least six people who could benefit from training, this might be the most cost-effective way to build capacity in your organization. Limited to 12 participants.

NEW!!! MAKING MEETINGS WORK--Enhancing Your Meeting Facilitation Skills

 NEW!!! TRAIN-THE-TRAINER Workshop--Learn how to train others in focus group research:

Two days of capacity building for those who have completed THE FOUNDATIONS

Sign up now for our internationally acclaimed focus group training workshops!

"THE FOUNDATIONS"  Dec. 8-9, Washington, DC  (only 2 spaces left!)
2017:    Feb. 22-23, Hilton Head Island, SC        March 15-16, Orlando, FL    August 16-17, Woolwich, Maine     ​June and December in DC--TBA
Optional Third Day:  "Advanced Workshop" (focus on data analysis) immediately follows each "Foundations" workshop

Why Focus Group Training?