This workshop provides a hands-on overview of program evaluation and will cover how to create a logic model, how to apply it to a program, and how to develop outcomes/goals for the program based on the evaluation. The three major types of Program Evaluation will be discussed: Goals-Based; Process-Based and Outcomes-Based evaluations.
A brief discussion of the focuses of each type will include:
- Understanding or increasing the impact of the program;
- Identifying strengths and weaknesses to improve the program;
- Verifying the program is running as intended;
- Developing goals and creating accountability for the programs management; and
- Producing tangible programmatic data.
Information on how to utilize questionnaires, surveys, checklist, interviews, documentation reviews, observation, focus groups and/or case studies to conduct the evaluation will also be reviewed.
Additionally, each participant will have the opportunity to create a basic logic model during the workshop. Discussion will also take place around how to use a completed logic model as a management tool to manage the program, identify gaps, write implementation plans, and establish program goals.
Participants will learn:
- about the basics of Program Evaluation (what it is and why they should be conducted);
- how to conduct a program evaluation and how to tie it to an Outcome Measurement System (or Performance Outcome System);
- how to develop a user friendly logic model; and
- how to use the logic model to identify program objectives and goals.