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Evaluation Made Easy

Evaluation Basics packages

An introduction to outcomes evaluation, minus the jargon

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Evaluation has an important role to play in evidencing the difference programs, projects and other initiatives are making. A major block to starting on the pathway to evaluation is understanding the language and knowing the steps.

Visual Insights offer 3 packages to guide you on the pathway to outcome evaluation for evidence, learning and planning:

  1. Outcome evaluation made easy

  2. Communication for impact

  3. Online stakeholder facilitation

pathway to evaluation

In this 90 second video learn about how the pathway to evaluation will not only build outcome evidence capability but will also strengthen your teams, programs and organisation

Package 1: Outcome evaluation made easy

Next package commencing - October 20, 2021.

In this package we cover all of the basics of outcome evaluation to support you in building your evaluation skills and to engage and build the evaluation capacity of your team. This includes identifying evaluation purpose, use and users, understanding the role of evaluation models such as TOC and PL, articulating evaluation questions, identifying evaluation readiness and the next steps. We remove the confusion of evaluation jargon and use a suite of visual tools to guide you and your team's journey. Participate in video coaching in a small group to assist you in facilitating your team online or face-to-face using a 6-session training package. The training package includes visual facilitator and participant resources with set activities and milestones. Take away foundational evaluation tools including an evaluation phrasebook, a set of 15 evaluation flashcards and 4 re-usable colorful static posters for articulating your program, building evaluation models and gaining a deeper understanding of program stakeholders and users.

What do you get in the package?

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COACHING

We provide tools and support for you to:

  • Facilitate the 6-week online Outcome Evaluation Made Easy course with your team

  • Have the flexibility to facilitate sessions either in-person or online with your team (and switch between the 2 modes if you need to.)

This includes:

  •  A facilitators' guide

  •  Zoom sessions with expert TOC facilitator

  • Continued online support and guidance as you guide your team in understanding the basic concepts and language of evaluation.

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TRAINING

The 6 week online-training course includes videos, PPT slide packs, online activity templates, activity handouts, information sheets, a participant workshop resource workbook, regular coaching to run the sessions with your team:

Topics include:

  1. Language and concepts of evaluation

  2. ​Linking evaluation to strategy

  3. Introduction to successful stakeholder communication

  4. ​Introduction to program tools - Theory of change

  5. Introduction to Program logic

  6. Identifying evaluation questions, readiness for evaluation and next steps.

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TOOLKIT

You will receive an evaluation basics toolkit for use within your team and for communicating effectively with external stakeholders.

Tools include:

  • An evaluation phrasebook clearly explaining evaluation terms and concepts, including visually. It will help you, your team and stakeholders to speak the 'same'  evaluation language

  • A set of Flashcards for you to increase your shared understanding of evaluation.

  • 4 re-usable posters for building your own program evaluation models and understanding stakeholders

  • Static tools and pens for building your program evaluation posters..

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READINESS

Our simple "traffic light" readiness tool can be used to assess the evaluation readiness of you, your team and your organisation.

This tool looks at the readiness of leadership, staff and systems for outcome evaluation.

The tool has application beyond this package to enable you to continue to monitor change in areas critical to building and sustaining evaluation capacity.

Are you ready for it?

This "Outcome Evaluation Made Easy" package is ideal for your team if you:

  • Have identified the need for evidence of the "difference you make"

  • Want to improve the service you provide to participants using an evidence-base

  • Have facilitation and online skills

  • Want to rapidly increase your evaluation knowledge and skills by being supported in facilitating a basics course

  • And your team is ready to come together to further the initiative and evaluation.

Outcome Evaluation Made Easy will be starting October 20, 2021.

 

Contact us to enrol your team to take steps to build evaluation capability and organisational strength.