Making friends with your logic model to assist in your program evaluation
While most funders require their programs to have a logic model, many do not understand how to use them in promoting program success and sharing lessons learned with other programs that work with sexually exploited youth. In this hands on workshop, participants will get an opportunity to learn how to use their logic models to improve programming, inform stakeholders about their program, train new staff and volunteers, be accountable to their program’s design and outcomes, and share findings with others. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own logic models so they can reference and revise them. Examples from the Minnesota Safe Harbor initiative will be used throughout the presentation for those who do not have their own logic model.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Hands on learning workshop with the following educational outcomes:
1. How and why to develop a program theory to build your logic model.
2. Increase understanding of how to create usable logic models.
3. Understand the varied uses of logic models.
Having solid, useful logic models is one of the first steps in developing a good program evaluation, which leads to developing strong client outcomes and eventually evidence-based practices.