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The Power of Evaluation Research

Evaluation research is applied research (solving practical problems) which offers different outcomes to pure research (proving scientific theories). Evaluation research is especially important at times of renewed funding or investment to answer questions such as: where are our resources best placed for maximum benefit to our clients? Evaluation research at its very heart is based on an action research cycle that includes five elements: define the issue, observe and collect data; plan program or intervention; act or intervene; analyse and reflect on the action or intervention; and report the findings. This type of evaluation research then offers decision makers with the opportunity to refine their program to improve the experience and outcomes for their clients in the second and subsequent cycles of delivery. Evaluation research is also...

Design an evaluation for an outcomes-based policy

This workshop is for leaders who are interested in understanding the impact of their policy. You will have the opportunity to analyse and review the purpose and performance of your policy using impact evaluation and design. Of our 101 tools you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 63 The four-quadrant quality model Tool # 21 Strategy as policy Tool # 42 Bringing context from background to foreground Tool # 95 Data collection methods Tool #69 World cafe Tool # 28 Typology of qualitative tools Tool # 50 Theory of change Tool # 48 Program logic framework Tool # 34 Different approaches to evaluation Tool # 83 External evaluation design (to include costing and timeline) Through the use of practice scenarios, instructions and tools, you will be able to identify and address concerns...

Creating cohesive, high-performing teams

This workshop is for people who are responsible for developing high-performing teams that contribute to organisational growth. You will have the opportunity to analyse and review the purpose and performance of your team using process evaluation and design. Of our 101 tools you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 11 Root cause analysis Tool # 59 SWOT analysis Tool # 01 The High Impact Mentoring Model Tool # 67 Process evaluation Tool # 62 Stages of team development Tool # 65 Individual performance framework Tool # 22 Action learning sets Tool # 18 Team Process Evaluation Tool # 13 Six behaviours of a cohesive team Tool # 20 Team member styles Through the use of practice scenarios, instructions and tools, you will be able to identify and address concerns regarding your team’s...

Managing Up

How to prepare your executive management for change This workshop is for people who are in a position of providing advice to their Board and executive management team. Of our 101 strategic tools, you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 32 – Stop, Start, Continue, Change Tool # 17 – Decision tree analysis Tool # 24 – Stakeholder analysis Tool # 44 – Principles-based decision-making Tool # 01 – The High Impact Mentoring Model (HIMM) Tool # 45 - Drivers of change Tool # 53 - 5 phases of change Tool # 89 - Force field analysis Tool # 94 - Change management strategies Tool # 96 - Documenting decision-making Through the use of practice scenarios, instructions and tools, you will have the opportunity to explore and apply several change management strategies as...

Developing Emerging Leaders

Developing emerging leaders' capability through strategy and planning Successful leaders are able to influence themselves and positively influence others. This workshop is for emerging leaders who want to build their leadership capability. Key strategies to support emerging leaders’ capability development will be explored including mentoring, coaching and training. Of our 101 strategic tools, you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 74 Self-review checklist Tool # 11 Root cause analysis Tool # 59 SWOT analysis Tool # 39 Values checklist Tool # 16 Value driver tree Tool # 17 Decision tree analysis Tool # 01 The High Impact Mentoring Model (HIMM) Tool # 75 Coaching questions for emerging leaders Tool # 26 Leader behaviour inventory Tool # 30 Leader as mentor Through the use of practice scenarios, instructions and guidelines you will have the...

Design, Research and Evaluate client-centric social programs

This workshop is about designing social programs centred on your client’s needs and feedback. You will be introduced to models and tools that help you create a design, research and evaluation environment to help yourself and others achieve results. Of our 101 strategic tools you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 63 The four-quadrant quality model Tool # 17 Decision tree analysis Tool # 42 Bringing context from back ground to foreground Tool # 88 The Cynefin Framework Tool # 58 Charette brainstorming procedure Tool # 36 Education design for grants or programs Tool # 21 Strategy as policy Tool # 48 Logic model for program evaluation Tool # 55 Evaluation framework design Tool # 02 Action plan You will have opportunities to apply design and evaluative thinking to prepare your social...

Communication that Counts

Questioning and feedback to help achieve results This workshop is about asking good questions and engaging in constructive, strengths-based feedback. You will be introduced to models and tools that help you create an environment where questioning and feedback are standard practices to help yourself and others achieve results. Of our 101 strategic tools you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: #01 – The High Impact Mentoring Model (HIMM) #66 – Thematic coding of qualitative comments #72 - The D.E.V.A.™ questioning model #60 - The 3Es questioning continuum™ #27 - Empathic listening #38 – Feedback skills checklist #54 – Strengths-based feedback model #68 – The feedback framework #91 - A decision-making model for asking good questions #73 – D.E.V.A.™ question bank You will have opportunities to...

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