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Workshop Training or Seminar

How to Meaningfully Measure Program Impact

June Key Delta Community Center 5940 N Albina Ave
Event Contact Person: Quintin Bauer

About this event

Every program designed to serve people needs evaluation that is meaningful
and engaging. Exceptional evaluation not only proves the value of the program
to stakeholders, but also improves the program effect among those it is
intended to serve. It can be powerful and formative for any organization, an
act of true leadership.

Too often, however, evaluation fails to give us a crisp and clear picture of
impact. We tend to measure the wrong things in the wrong ways, making our
evaluation inert. How can we evaluate better? How do we:

– design simple, elegant, and meaningful evaluation?
– develop leadership capacity among staff through evaluation?
– focus on impact and not just output?
– communicate results convincingly and with credibility?
– mobilize stakeholders to engage and staff to make data-driven program

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use two practical tools –
the Heart-Triangle (a model to illuminate features of human impact) and the
Evaluation Windows (a model to design a balanced and meaningful
data-gathering approach). Each participant will also:

-learn examples of techniques and experiences from programs across North
– renovate one of their own program evaluations
– discover how to develop leadership capacity through evaluation
– gain practical ideas for using findings to engage audiences and shape
trajectories for the future.

Speaker: Dr. Steve Patty

Fee: $60 for members of NOVAA and our partner associations* | $80 non-members

*Partner associations: ALIVE, DVPA, MVVMA, NOVA, WVDO, NAO (learn more: