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EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs

Note: At this time, the NEO instructors not offering any in-person training. We are leaving the materials up for others to use and teach.

Abstract

In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” The logic model is a useful tool from planning projects that will help you drive toward your desired results. Participants will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports. This is an in-person workshop.

Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to

  • Create a logic model and be able to apply it in different stages of the project (proposal writing, project implementation, and report-writing)
  • Write objectives that are closely related to the logic model
  • Develop an evaluation plan that will provide useful information for program improvement and decision-making

Course Materials

Supplemental Materials

Continuing Education

This workshop has been approved by the Medical Library Association for 3 contact hours of Continuing Education credit.

Course Developer

Cynthia Olney, NNLM Evaluation Office

Notes

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Class Length: 
3 hours
Course Developer: 
Cynthia Olney
Instructor(s):
Cynthia Olney, Assistant Director
Karen J. Vargas, MS Library Science, Evaluation Specialist

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