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Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation Certificate

Designed to help nonprofits create outcomes-based program evaluation plans that improve results

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from The Rees-Jones Foundation, CNM is inviting organizations serving children and youth in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, or Parker Counties to participate in this heavily subsidized Outcomes Certificate.

The Outcomes-Based Evaluation Certificate program is a series of six, 5-hour sessions that are designed to provide non-profit professionals with knowledge and skills to evaluate program processes and outcomes. Participants learn to formalize program logic with Theory of Change and Program Logic Models and process maps; develop indicators to measure success; design and use appropriate data collection methods; perform simple data analyses; communicate findings; and utilize the results to promote program improvement, innovation, and growth. Throughout the workshop series participants build a program evaluation framework for a single program and present a completed evaluation system during the last workshop session. Participants are expected to complete an additional 3 to 4 hours of pre-work or homework between each session.

The instructors have extensive training and experience with conducting evaluations and providing evaluation training and capacity building for non-profit organizations.

Program objectives:

  • Participants will understand the value and utility of a comprehensive program evaluation
  • Participants will be able to develop and utilize Theory of Change and Program Logic Models, data collection plans and process maps
  • Participants will recognize and be able to successfully implement the components of a program evaluation framework
  • Participants will develop skills for simple program data analyses for communication, stakeholder reporting, and decision making
  • Participants will complete a final project that incorporates all aspects of Outcomes-Based Program Evaluation
DATES AND LOCATIONS

Pick the cohort location that best works for your schedule. Sessions are 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2017 – CNM Dallas Campus

Dates TBD

2017 – CNM Fort Worth Campus

April 4, 18
May 2, 16, 30
June 13

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