What We Do

Seeing the Parts within the Whole

Eupraxia Training is a small, nimble consulting practise that can help you with:

  • Program planning and development (course design, outcome-writing, logistics)
  • Program evaluation
  • Social impact analysis (including Social Return on Investment advising)
  • Theory of Change facilitation
  • Strategic planning
  • Job task analysis (DACUM, Essential Skills profiling)
  • Train-the-trainer
  • Group and meeting facilitation
  • Proposal-writing
  • Curriculum and materials development

To achieve high-quality work, or “eupraxia”, you need to bring together theory, practise and creativity. You need to see the parts within the whole. That means working with individuals, organizations and communities within their larger context to design reasonable, affordable action plans that connect past activities, present needs and future hopes.

Contact: mroger@eupraxiatraining.com or 204-963-3489

Current/Recent Projects

  • Year-long development project for Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers (job task analysis, community resource mapping, ‘best practice’ programming binder)
  • Program development for Licensed Family Child Care providers (curriculum materials, digital badging program, year-long workshop series)
  • Strategic planning for non-profits (settlement agencies, archives association, environmental organization) using Theory of Change
  • Evaluation planning for social finance, refugee-serving, and social enterprise organizations
  • Online survey development and reporting on settlement needs of recently arrived refugees in Manitoba
  • Social impact analysis for high needs refugee programming (http://www.familydynamics.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Family-Supports-for-Refugees-Social-Impacts-Study-2016-1.pdf)
  • Implementing a work-based certification process for production workers in the manufacturing sector (Canadian Labour Congress/Canadian Manufacturer’s and Exporters)
  • Social Return On Investment (SROI) report on the social impacts of a breakfast/walk-to-school program in a housing development (http://www.familydynamics.ca/walking-school-bus-breakfast-program/)

Presentations

  • Evaluating Success: Quantitative and Qualitative Measures (Saskatoon, IRCC Case Managers’ Conference)
  • Beyond Outputs: Telling Your Impact Story (Brandon, MANSO Rural Face-to-Face Gathering of settlement agencies) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Demonstrating Value by Sharing Your Impact Story (Brandon, Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Introduction to SROI: Possibilities and Pitfalls (CCEDNet February 2018)
  • Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Evaluation Practices (Saskatoon Settlement Sector Summit, November 2017)
  • Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results (Canadian Community Economic Development Network)
  • Keynote address at Family Dynamics 80th Annual General Meeting (August 2017)
  • Social Impact Analysis for national Child Care conference (September 2016)
  • Supporting Refugee Mothers – A Critical Investment in Settlement Success (Strangers in a New Homeland Conference, October 2016)
  • Knowing Your Niche: Focused Program Planning (Canadian Community Economic Development Network) (https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/manitoba)
  • Program Planning for Adult Education and Outcome-Writing Workshop (University of Manitoba)
  • Planning Successful Programs and Services (Manitoba Immigrant and Refugee Settlement Services Sector Association)
  • Measuring Social Impacts for the Breakfast/Walking School Bus Program (Canadian Evaluation Society)