Evaluate for Change’s One-Day Finding “Significance” in Your Work training is for individuals and teams/organizations who are interested in learning how to test how much of an impact they are making through their work. The training walks participants through four major topics, starting from conceptualizing what being a data-driven professional or organization means, to how to define what measures are truly important to you, followed by adapting strategic planning, and ending with creating a blue print for implementing a successful evaluation. All four topics are accompanied by a hands-on activity, leaving participants with an understanding of what it will take to build a culture that is truly rooted in evaluation!
This one-day training is ideal for individuals or teams/organizations ready to use data and evaluation in their practice. The one-day training is comprised of the following four workshops:
Defining Success: Goal Setting
The first step in implementing any type of evaluation is to define what success means to your organization. You spend so much time “fighting the good fight” don’t you want to know if you have achieved your mission? Clearly articulating your goals will help you track and reach them – all while making sure your team is on the same page.
Tracking Success: Short & Long Term
Finding a way to leverage project management to track and analyze your progress in achieving your goal is crucial. During the “Design” phase of the evaluation have a strong system in place to collect and crunch data on your program. Doing so will show that the work you’re doing is making a difference.
The Case for Making a Significant Impact
Once you define what success for your organization will be, you must track and prove that you’re moving towards making a true impact. We will discuss the topic of statistical significance and its role in ensuring our “intervention” is what caused the outcome(s) we strive to achieve.