Enhancing Vocational Rehabilitation Program Evaluation
Research is pivotal for evaluating the impact of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program on employment outcomes. It not only helps document employment outcomes, but also transforms research data into valuable information for diverse stakeholders. In this webinar, we will delve into the NIDILRR-funded Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment (VR ROI) research project, aimed at creating a robust methodology for assessing employment impacts and return on investment within the VR Program.
Key Topics of Discussion:
During this webinar, we will cover several essential topics:
Developing an Economic Model
- Emphasizing the importance of securing commitments from researchers and VR agency staff.
- Creating an economic model that accurately represents the VR program.
- Providing multiple avenues for stakeholder engagement.
- Offering feedback, opportunities for stakeholders to actively participate in the process.
- Prioritizing knowledge translation right from the project's inception.
- Ensuring effective communication of research findings to a broader audience.
Making VR ROI Relevant to Policymakers and VR Counselors
We will also highlight VR ROI strategies that render the model pertinent to both policymakers and VR Counselors. By the end of this webinar, you will gain valuable insights into the critical aspects of evaluating VR Program impact and its implications for various stakeholders.