Expressions of Interest Called For Trial Programme

Keeping Well and Regional Public Health (Lower Hutt, Wellington) would like to trial a low cost evaluation skills development programme and want to gauge interest in this.
Many providers need to provide robust evaluation of their work to demonstrate success or identify improvement to their funders and stakeholders.
The purpose of the programme is to develop practical evaluation skills. The programme would involve working on an evaluation project from the planning stage through to the presentation of results.  Participants would be supported by a small team of evaluators/analysts who would facilitate workshops and offer follow up sessions to help participants apply the information in the workshops to their project.
What is a suitable project?
A suitable evaluation project would be an event or programme such as a health or sports event, a workshop or series of workshops or education sessions.
Benefits to participants
Over a period of six months, participants would gain skills in the following:

  • Theory and practice of evaluation
  • Creating a questionnaire
  • Creating a visual model of the project
  • Analysing data
  • Producing a report
  • Presenting the results

Benefits to organisations

  • Staff who have developed skills in evaluation who can help their
  • organisation with showing achievements, identifying challenges and improving
  • performance
  • Access to very low cost or free software

We would probably trial the approach with one or two providers who could nominate more than one staff member for the programme. Participants would need to commit to the whole programme.
For more information please contact Barry Gall, Senior Public Health Advisor, Keeping Well Regional Public Health on 04 570 9198 / 027 156 7843.

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