Welcome to the Flipped Workshop in Evaluation

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  1. Logic Models and Evaluation Plans (Password Protected)
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  3. Manitoba Projects
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  5. Québec Projects
  6. Ontario Projects

What’s a flipped workshop?

A flipped workshop reverses the typical elements of an in-person workshop. Instead of coming together to learn under pressure in one or two days, the learners acquire and apply contents, skills and experience over time (in this case, three months). The flipped workshop allows participants to work independently on their own projects and also interact virtually with other teams and with instructors to discuss what they are learning and to ask questions. Our purpose in using a flipped workshop is to give participants more of an opportunity to learn through hands-on experience, over time, in time flexible ways while tailoring our instruction, content and delivery to their needs.

What’s involved?

In this workshop you will learn the basic steps of planning an evaluation by working through the planning of an evaluation of your own. You will have an opportunity to work independently as a team, as well as learning from other teams and receiving one-on-one coaching.

Over the course of the next few months we will be working together through the following components:

  • Completing the pre-workshop material – Before starting the workshop you will work through the outcome evaluation e-module and to look through the REACH Evaluation toolkit and workbook.
  • Participating in the first on-line sessionWednesday February 8th, from 1:00-3:00pm EST. In this session we’ll go over the purpose of the workshop, the key components involved and explain a little bit about how to develop a logic model and evaluation plan. After this, it will be your turn to tells us a little bit about who you are and the program you are planning to evaluate. Be sure to tell us who the program serves, what activities are involved and what you are trying to achieve with the program. You can access slides here. 
  • Drafting a description of your program/project – Your first task will be to write up a short (half page) description of the program you will be evaluating. This description should include the following:
    • A short description of the program, which could include some background information on who it serves, how long it’s been around, any other interesting things you want to share
    • All major activities involved in the delivering the program
    • The goals of the program – both short term and longer term
  • Developing a logic model – Next up you’ll be asked to put together a logic model for your evaluation using the REACH Evaluation Toolkit Workbook as your guide.
  • Participating in the coaching calls – the coaching call will occur twice during the workshop and provide you an opportunity to talk through your work with the coaching team, ask questions and get feedback on the work you’ve done so far.
  • Developing an evaluation planThe final piece of work you’ll complete is an evaluation plan, here again you’ll use the REACH Evaluation Toolkit Workbook as your guide.
  • Participating in the second on-line session – In the second on-line session each team will have an opportunity to share what they learned through the workshop and the next steps for their project. They will also have an opportunity to answer questions and get feedback from the other teams. To help this process along each team will be assigned to review the work of another team and ask them questions during the session.
  • Participating in a post-workshop follow-up call – Three months after the workshop is over we’ll get in touch to find out how your evaluation is going and how you’ve been able to apply what you learnt.