ASIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
PHILIPPINE COUNCIL OF EVANGELICAL CHURCHES
invite you to a seminar-workshop on
Doing Applied Research in a Faith-based Setting
Dr. David Boan
Co-Director and faculty, Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute
Date/Time: February 7, 2015 (Saturday); 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Venue: Asian Theological Seminary
54 Scout Madrinan St. South Triangle, Quezon City
Seminar fee: P100.00 (does not include meals).
Participants may buy food from the school canteen.
Community based projects where churches, NGOs and schools work together can be a very effective way to build stronger communities. This workshop focuses on the basic steps involved in creating a community participatory applied research project. Workshop participants will learn about forming collaborations, identifying community needs, defining a project focus, designing interventions, and executing a project. Examples of community needs and strategies from the Philippines will serve as practice examples for participants. The workshop will include discussion of ways to leverage community projects for classroom instruction, and the special role that can be played by churches.
Dr. David Boan has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. His work experience includes serving as the VP of Research for the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care in Maryland. In this role he designed and led programs on the role of culture in organizational performance, designing information services for community action, and using behavior management to improve the delivery of care. He was part of the team that developed the first public hospital report card in the United States. He went on to become the Executive Director for Innovation for Joint Commission Resources and Joint Commission International where he led development of change models that lead to sustainable change, defined standards for quality healthcare in developing countries, created tools for building capacity for improvement in international healthcare settings, and the measurement and improvement of healthcare culture. Dr. Boan joined the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and the faculty of Wheaton College full time in 2011. His current work focuses on church based community resilience in Kenya, Philippines, Haiti, Japan and the US. His research addresses such topics as community resilience and faith-based organizations, meaning and trauma, vulnerability and justice, and public health and disasters.