Over the course of two days packed with learning, we’ll help you build a plan for systems change evaluation that suits your unique context. We’ll help you understand the unique challenges and opportunities inherent to evaluating systems change, explore principles and practices that can guide your work, build your palette of evaluation tools, and learn how a design-based approach can help you bring these elements together to create systems change evaluations that deliver impact.
*Please note that minor changes may still be made to this agenda. A final version will be sent to participants prior to the workshop date.
7:30am - Registration and networking over Coffee & Tea
8:30am - Welcoming the Learning Community
9:00am - Introduction: The Approach. Bringing Together Systems Change, Evaluation, and Design
9:30am - Module 1: Understanding Systems Implications for Evaluation
10:45am - Break
11:00am - Module 2: A Design Approach to Evaluation
12:15pm- Lunch and Networking
1:15pm- Module 3: Principles & Practices for Systems Change Evaluation
3:00pm - Break
3:15pm - Module 4: Choosing the Right Evaluation Methods for your Context
4:45pm - Closing & Team Huddle
8:00am - Coffee & Tea
8:30am - Welcome and Reconvening
9:00am - Module 5: Capturing Policy Change Results & Scaling
10:30am - Break
10:45am - Module 6: Understanding Contributions to Change
12:00pm - Lunch and Networking
1:00pm - Module 7: Agile Design
3:00pm - Break
3:15pm - Module 8: Finalizing Your Canvas & Peer Coaching
4:30pm - Closing
WEBINAR – Planning an Evaluation of Systems Change
In this webinar on September 11, 2018, Meg Hargreaves and Mark Cabaj explored the ideas and steps required to properly evaluate ‘system changes’ that emerge when tackling complex issues.
This paper by Mark Cabaj describes five simple rules that have emerged out of 50 years of trial and error that can assist participants, funders, and evaluators of Collective Impact initiatives to track their progress and make sense of their efforts.
Read this paper by Galen MacLusky to learn more about the principles and practices that underpin design-based approaches, and how they can be used as part of community change efforts.