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 recipients of an Embracing the Spirit grant – communities of faith developing new ministries and new forms of ministry (or ministries going through renewal) that 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 to review the workshop material on Monday or Tuesday, two to three hours to complete the learning activities on Wednesday or Thursday, and an hour to comment on the posts made by your cohort members on Friday or Saturday. The timeframe below is only a recommendation.
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MODULE 1 SCHEDULE
from approximately June 8th to June 17th
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. Once you've crafted your Theory of Change we'll have an individual coaching session to review it and prepare you for module 2.
June 8th-June 11th
REVIEW THEORY OF CHANGE WORKSHOP MATERIAL
June 11th-June 13th
POST TO THE DISCUSSION FORUM
June 13th-June 16th
COMMENT ON THE POSTS OF YOUR PEERS
June 15th-June 21st
1-on-1 Mid-Session Coaching
WEEK 2 SCHEDULE
from approximately June 18th to June 28th
In module 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.