Program Evaluation: Telling Your Story

Your funders, donors and volunteers all want to see results. They want to know that their contributions are making a difference and affecting outcomes. Are you able to demonstrate the impact of your programs?

During this full day training, you will explore your program to better understand the purpose of your work, why your work matters, and how to demonstrate the impact of your program. You will have an opportunity to develop a logic model for your program and learn how it can be used for evaluation.

Attend this training by itself, or in preparation for creating an evaluation plan in the training series, Getting to Outcomes: Program Evaluation, May 30, June 19 and July 17, 2012.

Learning Objectives
- Understand the concept of Theory of Change
- Describe your program and develop your program's theory of change
- Identify basic components of a logic model
- Identify the links between a logic model and program evaluation
- Develop a logic model for your program


Program Directors and Executive Directors that want to demonstrate outcomes in meaningful ways to their constituents.

Dr. Patty Emord has over twenty years experience working with community and nonprofit organizations, health professionals, academic settings, and private corporations. A strong facilitator with good interpersonal skills, Patty has experience in facilitating organizational change and development, instructional design, providing training, and program evaluations. In her approach to projects, Patty stresses the importance of seeking stakeholder participation in organizational initiatives to yield useful and productive outcomes.

Linda Colón is an instructional design and evaluation consultant with over fifteen years of experience working in diverse educational program settings. Ms. Colón has a Master’s degree in education from the University of New Mexico with an emphasis in language, literacy and sociocultural studies. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at UNM in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies (OLIT) with an interest in interdisciplinary team collaboration, and organizational performance and evaluation.

Carla Forrest, Ph.D. is a Quality Business Systems Analyst at Sandia National Laboratories where she facilitates and leads team efforts to establish and monitor quality management systems, supports operational planning and deployment initiatives, and helps develop measurement systems to determine organizational improvement.  Carla participated in the Sandia Sponsored University Programs for ten years, while working full time, and upon graduation in 2006, received distinction for her Doctoral degree in Organizational Learning and Strategic Knowledge Management from the University of New Mexico.

May 15th, 2012 9:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
includes lunch $ 50.00

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