Paula J. Stewart

Special Issue

Introducing Program Teams to Logic Models: Facilitating the Learning Process

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113-142

Logic models are an important planning and evaluation tool in health and human services programs in the public and non-profit sectors. This Research and Practice Note provides the key content, step-by-step facilitation tips, and case study exercises for a half-day logic model workshop for managers, staff and volunteers. Included are definitions, explanations and examples of the logic model and its elements, and an articulation of the benefits of the logic model for various planning and evaluation purposes for different audiences. The aim of the Research and Practice Note is to provide a starting point for evaluators developing their own workshops to teach program teams about logic models. This approach has been evaluated with hundreds of participants in dozens of workshops.

Special Issue

Enhancing Managers' Evaluation Capacity: A Case Study from Ontario Public Health

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137-154

Enhancing capacity is an important facet of empowerment evaluation. This article describes an initiative designed to help public health managers in Ontario improve their knowledge and skills in program evaluation. The initiative involved the development of a self-directed learning resource called the Program Evaluation Tool Kit and an accompanying workshop. The development of the Program Evaluation Tool Kit embraced five principles: taking stock of what was needed, building on shared values, valuing different perspectives, integrating planning and evaluation into routine program management, and maximizing adult learning.