Workshop Descriptions

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Introduction to Theory of Change (THIS WORKSHOP FULL)

  • November 22, 2019 
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (30 minute lunch break)
  • Creative Manitoba classroom, 245 McDermot 
  • $100 plus GST

Over the course of this interactive day, participants will explore Theory of Change as a framework for planning outcomes-based projects and initiatives. Using their own program or service as an example, participants will work with seven questions that clarify the presenting challenge and the target population, as well as summarizing the key steps that must be taken to achieve success. In the afternoon, the Theory of Change will be used to develop evaluation strategies that capture the organization’s “ripple-effect” into communities and systems.

By the end of the day, participants will have drafted a Theory of Change for a program or service of their choice and be able to:

  • List the seven questions that can be used to guide the development of programs and services
  • Identify in detail a program’s target population
  • Describe the hoped-for change that will result from the organization’s activities
  • Describe some of the intended outcomes and impacts
  • Identify possible sources of evidence of impact
  • Explain the ways that Theory of Change can guide needs assessment, program evaluation, marketing, resource use, and stakeholder development

Outputs, Outcomes, and Impacts … Oh My!

  • November 29, 2019 
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
  • Creative Manitoba classroom, 245 McDermot 
  • $50 plus GST

So many different terms are used in proposals and evaluations. What do they all mean!? Don’t let the terms intimidate you. Get a behind-the-scenes, plain language tour of terms used by funders and evaluators, so that you can focus your programming, write stronger proposals, and describe your successes more fully. Good online resources will be shared and participants are invited to bring other unfamiliar evaluation terms to the workshop.

By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between outputs, outcomes, and impacts
  • Explain how key terms are used in Theory of Change, Logic Models, and Results-Based Evaluation
  • Describe two frameworks to categorize different kinds of outcomes
  • Write basic outcomes statements

Apple Pie and Networks 

  • November 29, 2019 
  • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Creative Manitoba classroom, 245 McDermot 
  • $50 plus GST

Who are your key stakeholders? What do they value? To do good needs assessment, marketing, and evaluation you need to have a clear understanding of your stakeholder network. In this workshop you’ll map out the network that surrounds your program or service and then analyze the network according to a series of criteria. This will help you expand outreach strategies, find new partners, identify “keepers of evaluation evidence”, and consider where collective impact is possible. What does it all have to do with apple pie? Come and find out!

By the end of the day, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the broader network within which their program or service operates
  • Identify primary and secondary beneficiaries of their program or service
  • Categorize stakeholders according to various criteria
  • Find “hot spots” for partnership development
  • Identify new sources of evidence to describe the organization’s success


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