Working with Outcomes
This one-day training introduces participants to outcome evaluation, and
takes participants through the steps of developing outcomes and measures,
and planning for data collection and reporting. The workshop combines
instruction with hands-on practice.
101 - Evaluation for the Rest of Us
The expression "do
your level best" originated during the California Gold Rush
of the 1840's, when prospectors panning for gold would shake the
sand and gravel from the riverbed until it was level, the better
to spot the fragments of gold. Learn how to increase your
capacity and confidence about evaluation so that you can make the
"gold" in your work stand out.
to Logic Models
basic evaluation such as formative, process and outcome evaluation;
what a logic model is; and how to create a program and evaluation
logic model for your program. This is hands-on training that
will add a new skill to your toolbox.
Outcomes are designed to demonstrate through documentation that
intended results of programs have been achieved. An added benefit
is that programs are able to see for themselves how effective they
have been and where improvements can be made. This session presents
an approach to outcomes that is easy to implement and simple to
process. The results of two large-scale, multiple-site evaluations
are covered, with an explanation of how similar basic outcome measures
approaches can be achieved. Discussion of the results, their meaning,
and the process necessary to obtain these and similar outcome measures
from agency staff will be provided.