Many programs fail to start with a clear description of the program and its intended outcomes, undermining both program planning and evaluation efforts. The logic model, as a map of what a program is and intends to do, is a useful tool for clarifying objectives, improving the relationship between activities and those objectives, and developing and integrating evaluation plans and strategic plans.
First, we will recapture the utility of program logic modeling as a simple discipline, using cases in public health and human services to explore the steps for constructing, refining and validating models. Then, we'll examine how to improve logic models using some fundamental principles of "program theory", demonstrate how to use logic models effectively to help frame questions in program evaluation, and show some ways logic models can also inform strategic planning. Both days use modules with presentations, small group case studies, and debriefs to reinforce group work.
You will learn:
- To construct simple logic models, To use program theory principles to improve a logic model;
- To identify and engage program stakeholders using a logic model;
- To develop an evaluation focus based on a logic model;
- To use logic models to answer strategic planning.
Thomas Chapel is the central resource person for planning and program evaluation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a sought after trainer. Tom has taught this workshop for the past four years to much acclaim.
Note: Above course description is taken from the AEA website course link
Organization: American Evaluation Association
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For AEA Members $320
For Non Members $440
For full time Students $180
Application Deadline: Untill the session is full