Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

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18 November, 2014 to 20 November, 2014

"Moving the needles" on community-wide issues requires cross-sector coordination and an engaged community.

Join Liz Weaver, Vice-President of the Tamarack Institute and Mark Cabaj, President of Here to There for an interactive 3-day learning event designed specifically for leaders who want to discover how to capture, understand and measure community outcomes and the impact of change initiatives on communities. 

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify the dynamics and patterns of community change 
  • Strengthen your understanding and appetite for evaluation 
  • Explore a variety of evaluation approaches and tools appropriate for community change

This workshop is designed for you if you:

  • Desire new ways to evaluate change in your community 
  • Are involved in efforts to ‘move the needle’ on homelessness, poverty, health, environmental sustainability, immigration and early childhood development issues – and other elements of a healthy community
  • Provide leadership and support to evaluation efforts and want to increase knowledge, skills and capacity

Register now

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What you'll learn

Key themes addressed during the workshop will enable participants to understand the unique approach to evaluating large-scale community change initiatives. These themes include:

  • Models and dynamics of community change including Theory of Change
  • The core concepts of evaluative thinking, utilization focused evaluation, and developmental evaluation
  • The critical differences between traditional program evaluation and the evaluation of community change evaluation
  • The unique challenges of assessing community change e.g. ‘measuring’ systems change, dealing with unanticipated outcomes, attributing outcomes to change activities, and participatory sense-making
  • Evaluation Planning Tools e.g. evaluation scope of work, utilization-focused checklist, developmental evaluation checklist
  • Outcome Evaluation Tools e.g. Most Significant Change, contribution analysis, multiple perspectives exercise, outcome mapping, splash and ripple

Questions? kirsti@tamarackcommunity.ca

Winnipeg  Manitoba