Every organization needs evaluation that is meaningful and engaging. Exceptional evaluation not only proves the value of the organization and its programs to stakeholders and funders, but improves overall effectiveness. It has proven to be powerful and formative for any organization.
Too often, however, evaluation fails to give us a crisp, clear picture of impact and guideposts for monitoring progress along the way. It is frequently burdensome, perfunctory, or unwieldy--a chore to perform -- not an exciting and incisive discovery of the keys to organizational success.
In this 2-day interactive workshop, participants will learn and begin to put into place practical tools and critical approaches to organizational evaluation. Each participant will also:
Understand the value of an organizational Theory of Change
Gain confidence in evaluation design (sampling, survey design, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, etc.).
Design or renovate one of their own monitoring and evaluation programs.
Discover how to develop leadership capacity through evaluation.
Gain practical ideas for using evaluation findings to engage stakeholders and shape trajectories for the future.
A follow-up workshop in spring of 2018 will provide participants the opportunity to reconvene to share their experiences, challenges and successes in developing and implementing their monitoring and evaluation programs.
Hosted by Future West, this workshop will be led byDr. Steve Patty and Dialogues in Action, experts in Organizational Evaluation and Monitoring. To effectively achieve the outcomes of this workshop, we ask that a minimum of two attendees (staff, board members, etc.) from your organization try to attend.
Questions on the agenda, accommodation recommendations for those of you coming from out-of-town, and any other information? Details on hotel information and venue, check out our the registration page or contact Hannah-- firstname.lastname@example.org.