We all want to know how well our programs worked, and might do so through evaluation at the mid- or end-point of our programs. However, how many of us ‘health check’ our programs early on to test how likely it is our program will work? Better to know this sooner rather than later!
Program logic is a tool commonly used in evaluation to help determine how well a program has worked. However, it is equally useful for an early ‘health check’. More program managers are now using program logic early, to help understand out what might limit, or even prevent, programs from achieving their expected outcomes.
Learning how to use program logic for this purpose will help you get clarity on how your project is expected to work, so you can make adjustments before implementation – rather than after the evaluation results come in. Using program logicIt will also ensure you are in a better position to:
a)Develop a good monitoring plan – to help you check in on project progress along the way; and/or
b)Understand what to look for, and who to speak to, when evaluating your project at its mid- or end-point.
Join us to learn more about program logic, and how it helps you do all this! This free webinar has been specially developed for SESA by Lee-Anne Molony (from Clear Horizon).
Friday 21st November, 2014 10.30 – Midday AEDST
Free with the support of SESA. Places are filling fast!
You can register here or by using the form below:
The program will be evaluated for you frank & fearless feedback.
The webinar has been based on Lee-Anne’s recent experience of mentoring a group of Waste & Water trainers & Sustainability Coordinators.
Those mentees commented:
‘ … I didn’t realise that my program was doomed to fail right from the start until I worked with Lee-Anne on understanding its logic’! (Waste educator, Local Government, NSW)
‘… When you helped me understand the assumptions of my program, I realised we were tying ourselves to deliverables that were not entirely appropriate to the intent of the program. I discussed this with the funder, who agreed and willingly adjusted our contract’ (Water educator, Local Government, NSW)
‘…Learning about program logic saw me make significant re-adjustments to the things I was intending to measure. Lee-Anne helped me realise that those were not the best measures after all’ (Sustainability educator, Local Government, NSW)