Skip to main content

Evidence-Based Pathways for Leadership Development & Organizational Sustainability | April 26, 2022 | CE Training Hours: 6

Strategy and Tactics for Evidence Based Leadership (EBL) and Organizational  (EBO) Sustainability 

Dates: April 26, 2022

Where: Your Desktop or Smart Device

** Bring your team and take advantage of group rates

This program teaches how to build leadership capacity for becoming an evidence-based organization (EBO).

Evidence-based programs, practices and policies are key approaches required of organizations to sustain them and their initiatives. Overall, Evidence-based Organizations (EBO's) consistently demonstrate the ability to achieve desired outcomes through effective problem-solving and informed decision-making. In doing so, they use research evidence and data to drive decisions and to develop innovative approaches to delivering services. Their overall goal is to increase the likelihood of the agency and its clients achieving desired outcomes.



Miami Beach sky line
This program is designed for organizations desiring to become more evidence-based and seeking to develop agency/organization-specific strategy and action plans for doing so. Participants will be guided and will collaborate as a team to produce strategic and action plans that incorporate and focus on the five major components of EBO development:
  1. Knowledge and use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  2. Demonstration of effective organizational leadership
  3. Understanding of organizational culture and use of organizational assessment
  4. Utilization of effective strategic planning, performance measurement, and program evaluation
  5. Ongoing efforts to enhance organizational capacity and sustainability

After receiving and discussing training content, participants will use workshop time to develop their agency-specific plans. It is desirable that 4 to 5 workshop participants attend from each agency, with at least one laptop computer available for group use.

Learning Goals & Objectives
This workshop will provide fundamental EBO knowledge and address the common problems associated with moving from a training environment to the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based organizational change efforts. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop:

  • A plan for infusing evidence-based organizational practices combined with evidence-based services into the strategic plan of the agency
  • An appreciation for ethical issues, and current and emerging considerations for human services
  • Strategic and action plans for EBO development
  • An EBO vision and mission
  • Organizational goals and objectives, centered on the 5 key aspects of EBO development
  • Action steps to be taken to carry out the strategic plan. These action steps will specify responsible individuals, time frames, and resources needed.

This course is taught by David Myers, PhD., Author, "How To Become An Evidence-Based Organization" and will provide fundamental EBO knowledge and address the common problems associated with moving from a training environment to the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based organizational change efforts.



“When I was first asked to attend this training, I thought to myself, 'Not another training! Now am glad I came. It's the best training I have attended in a good while!”

“I liked that the information was tactical, action-oriented, and given from the perspective of organizational development. I liked that we were provided with specific tools (questionnaires and assessments) to utilize with our agencies. I am in strong agreement that we need to focus on internal processes and on staff outcomes as part of an evidence-based approach and I think it's great that the workshop highlighted this throughout “

* Program content and Faculty subject to change without notice


Organizational and operational leadership teams.


keys - medium

  • Join others and learn to quickly get your program initiatives on a solid foundation 
  • Learn in a focused setting without the distractions of being sold to
  • Network with colleagues to share invaluable ideas and experiences from different parts
  • Meet other professionals and learn how they overcame implementation challenges they faced
  • Leave at the end of the program with action steps to begin addressing challenges you face
  • Learn first hand the best and latest resources for addressing needs and how to apply them
  • Learn from experts and outstanding practitioners “what works” and what not to do
  • Through discussion groups and trouble shooting exercises you will learn to embrace opportunities ahead
For assistance, call +1(770)409-8780.


David L. Myers, PhD, Professor & Director, Criminal Justice PhD Program, University of New Haven, & Author, "How to Become an Evidence-based Organization (EBO)"myers

David L. Myers, PhD, is a Professor and Chairperson of the Criminal Justice Department at the University of New Haven. He previously was a Professor with the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where he worked from 1998-2016. He earned his PhD in 1999 from the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and previously received a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University.

Dr. Myers has taught more than 35 different courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, specializing in classes on research methods and quantitative analysis, juvenile justice and delinquency, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation. He has published 3 books (including Becoming an Evidence-Based Organization: Demonstrating Leadership and Organizational Growth, Joyfields Institute for Professional Development, 2013) and over 50 journal articles, book chapters, or other scholarly works. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as Criminology and Public Policy, Crime & Delinquency, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, and Criminal Justice and Behavior.

Dr. Myers has provided more than 80 presentations, workshops, and invited lectures at national and regional conferences. He currently is the Editor of Routledge Studies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency, Editor of EBP Quarterly, and an Editorial Board member of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. In addition, he his Past-President of the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Subject Matter Expert for the Crime & Justice Research Alliance, and a certified reviewer for and the OJJDP Model Programs Guide.

Dr. Myers previously served as Dean’s Associate in the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research, Interim Vice Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at IUP, Interim Executive Director of the IUP Research Institute, and Interim Director of the IUP Murtha Institute for Homeland Security. In the community, he served as Chairperson of Indiana Area Communities That Care, President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indiana County, and Advisor to Kids on Campus of Big Hearts Little Hands.


The registration fee covers;

  • All training sessions
  • Comprehensive Program Manual
  • Earn CE training hours allocated for this particular program
  • 10% member discount to Joyfields Institute sponsored programs
* Get   and save additional 10% now. 

Event Details

Event Date 04/26/2022
Event End Date 04/26/2022
Cut off date 04/25/2022
Individual Price $295.00
Speaker David Myers, PhD, Professor, University of New Haven, Author, "Becoming An Evidence-Based Organization
Number Hours 6
Location Online Event

Group Rate

Number of Registrants Rate/Person ($)
4 221.25

We are no longer accepting registration for this event