Program Logic for Planning and Evaluation Seminar 2016

Event Details

  • DateWed 13 January 2016
  • Time8:00 AM
  • VenueCliftons Melbourne
  • LocationLevel 1, 440 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
  • TypeSeminar
  • Ticket$Price per person per person
  • Table$Price for a table per table (seats Normally between 8-12)
  • ContactLiquid Learning Group
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Liquid Learning is delighted to present this TWO-DAY WORKSHOP that will provide an in-depth and interactive learning experience enabling you to: • Identify how programs and policies contribute to intended, and unintended, outcomes • Build evaluation processes into program and policy planning cycles • Establish a clear causal chain between resources allocated to programs, their activities and short, medium and long term outcomes • Develop program logic templates for effective planning and reporting purposes • Understand how context and opportunity informs program implementation and outcomes Program logic is a tool to assist policy and program managers in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the processes and outcomes of interventions. There is a tendency to focus on outputs of programs and policies (countable and measurable results of programs) rather than outcomes (the way in which participants or client groups respond to the intervention). This seminar emphasises the importance of linking elements of interventions together to produce a coherent and credible performance story. Variants of program logic include the logical framework, log-frame analysis and intervention logic. While these approaches differ from one another in important ways, they share an interest in clearly defining and describing the program and the way it is intended to work to achieve outcomes, that is, an emphasis on the causal logic of a program. Program logic models are usually depicted in the form of a diagram as a series of boxes with arrows showing the interconnections between the need the program or policy intends to address, the resources allocated to the intervention, policy or program components and activities, and linkages between activities and short, medium and long term outcomes. Program logic schemas are best developed collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure that criteria used to assess the program or policy are transparent. The diagrammatic format is useful in visually depicting a program and is a good way to summarise both simple and complex initiatives for evaluation audiences. Consultation processes that enhance ownership and engagement of stakeholders will also be addressed in the workshop.