We can have a greater impact if we think strategically about our desired impact while planning, implementing and evaluating our programs.
By the end of this workshop, you will determine the precise link between your ministry's activities and outcomes for the purpose of planning, participation, and evaluation.
This workshop is for communities of faith developing new ministries, new forms of ministry, ministries going through renewal, and ministries looking to grow. These ministries show potential for positive spiritual, social, and ecological impacts and potential for financial sustainability.
The workshop is asynchronous, so you can do it at your own pace. You'll work at variable rates depending on your experience with planning and strategy. I suggest you schedule an hour a day to review, reflect, and contribute according to the timeframe below.
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SCHEDULE: MODULE 1 - MISSION
from approximately January 11th to 16th, 2021
Module 1 of the workshop is designed to provide an overview of the Theory of Change and logic models. You will begin by learning about the Theory of Change as a product and process and how it differs from a logic model. You will then use your own programs to investigate the workshop material, and immediately apply your learning.
January 11th, 2021
POST YOUR PROBLEM & MISSION
January 12th, 2021
COMMENT ON THE PROBLEM & MISSION OF OTHERS
January 13th, 2021
REVISE YOUR PROBLEM & MISSION
January 14th, 2021
POST YOUR OUTCOMES
January 15th, 2021
COMMENT ON THE OUTCOMES OF OTHERS
January 16th, 2021
REVISE YOUR OUTCOMES
SCHEDULE: MODULE 2 - DELIVERY
from approximately January 17th to January 24th, 2021
In week 2 of the workshop, you will be asked to use what you've learned in the first half of the course to develop a draft Theory of Change for your own program and visualize your Theory of Change with a Logic Model.
January 17th, 2021
POST YOUR ACTIVITIES & OUTPUTS
January 18th, 2021
COMMENT ON THE ACTIVITIES & OUTPUTS OF OTHERS
January 18th & 19th
Two-Hour Synchronous Group Virtual Sessions
January 19th, 2021
REVISE YOUR ACTIVITIES & OUTPUTS
January 20th, 2021
POST YOUR ASSUMPTIONS & INPUTS
January 21st, 2021
COMMENT ON THE ASSUMPTIONS & INPUTS OF OTHERS
January 22nd, 2021
REVISE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS & INPUTS
January 23rd, 2021
POST COMPLETE THEORY OF CHANGE & LOGIC MODEL
January 24th, 2021
COMMENT ON THE LOGIC MODEL OF OTHERS
SCHEDULE: GROUP VIRTUAL SESSIONS
January 18th or January 19th, 2021
Once you've crafted the key portions of your Theory of Change attend one or both of our two-hour synchronous group virtual sessions to review your work and prepare for Module 2. In these virtual sessions, we will review key concepts and give you practical examples you can use to guide your further exploration of your Theory of Change. Rather than sit through a lecture on the topic, you will bring challenges or problems with your work and get the group’s input and advice. These problems will be initially discussed in breakout rooms, after which one or two will be worked on openly in a fishbowl discussion.