I had a lot of fun yesterday presenting at the Recreation Connections Manitoba conference. I presented a two hour workshop designed to give a “crash course” in developing a program theory and measuring program impact. If you attended the workshop and are looking for the handout, you can download it here.
It was so interesting to hear the wide variety of programs that the attendees were working on…everything from composting to an after-school program with children. I also really enjoyed talking about the different challenges that were faced when it came to measurement, such as response rates, adapting measurement tools for children, juggling limited resources, and survey bias. Rest assured that these are issues that most (all?) evaluators face! We talked about some ideas in the workshop, but I want to expand on these in future blog posts.
Thanks for the great time, Winnipeg!