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Evaluation: How to Meaningfully Measure Impact

Scandinavian Heritage Foundation 8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland

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Date

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location

NEW VENUE!
Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
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This workshop will also be held in Roseburg, Bend, and Pendelton.

Thank You to Our Partners

This event is made possible with support from the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, who has generously donated the venue space for this event.

Support is also provided by Oregon Volunteers!

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Cost

Free

Contact [email protected] or 503-239-4001 ext. 123 if you are having difficulties registering.

Event Details

Presenter
Steve Patty, PhD, Founder & Principal, Dialogues in Action, LLC

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. It is frequently burdensome, perfunctory, or unwieldy–a chore to perform, not an exciting and incisive discovery of the keys to causing human 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 decisions?

In this workshop, participants will learn critical approaches to evaluation and 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:

  • Gain confidence in evaluation methodology (sampling, survey design, protocol development, data gathering and analysis, reliability and validity issues, etc.)
  • Design or 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

About the Presenter

Dr. Steve Patty Dr. Steve Patty is founder of Dialogues in Action, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders rethink the development of people. He has designed leadership and organizational development processes for groups like the YMCA of the USA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, MEND International, Community-School Partnerships, and City of Surrey among others. He has a PhD in Educational Leadership from Trinity University and has served as department chair at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon and as adjunct professor for institutions like the International University of Monaco. He is an author and frequent conference speaker.

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Date

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

NEW VENUE!
Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
Get Directions

This workshop will also be held in Roseburg, Bend, and Pendelton.

Thank You to Our Partners

This event is made possible with support from the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, who has generously donated the venue space for this event.

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Support is also provided by Oregon Volunteers!

.

Cost

Free

Contact [email protected] or 503-239-4001 ext. 123 if you are having difficulties registering.

Event Details

Presenter
Steve Patty, PhD, Founder & Principal, Dialogues in Action, LLC

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. It is frequently burdensome, perfunctory, or unwieldy--a chore to perform, not an exciting and incisive discovery of the keys to causing human 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 decisions?

In this workshop, participants will learn critical approaches to evaluation and 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:

  • Gain confidence in evaluation methodology (sampling, survey design, protocol development, data gathering and analysis, reliability and validity issues, etc.)
  • Design or 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

About the Presenter

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Dr. Steve Patty Dr. Steve Patty is founder of Dialogues in Action, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders rethink the development of people. He has designed leadership and organizational development processes for groups like the YMCA of the USA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, MEND International, Community-School Partnerships, and City of Surrey among others. He has a PhD in Educational Leadership from Trinity University and has served as department chair at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon and as adjunct professor for institutions like the International University of Monaco. He is an author and frequent conference speaker.

When
October 18th, 2016 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Location
Scandinavian Heritage Foundation
8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223
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City Portland
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