jdcPartnerships 2009 Logic Model Workshop Biltmore OLE


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Presentation from 2009 Organizational Learning and Evaluation. 2010 presentation will move the dialogue to evaluative inquiry and a systems view to how to use models and do modeling to clarify intent and understand progress.

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jdcPartnerships 2009 Logic Model Workshop Biltmore OLE

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING LOGIC MODELS Presented by: Jara Dean-Coffey, Principal Jill Casey, Associate May 7 and 8, 2009 Organizational Learning & Evaluation Conference
  2. 2. Agenda 2 Introductions Objectives Logic Models Applying Learnings Sharing Stories and Strategies Going Forward
  3. 3. Evaluation Philosophy 3 Grounded in intent Goals and objectives linked to strategies/activities Reality based–context, capacity, and resources Informed decisions and enhanced learning Integrated into organizational culture and practice
  4. 4. Our Objectives 4 Understand the elements of Logic Models Learn when to use what type and why Apply learning to actual situations
  5. 5. Logic Models 5 Tools Used at different stages Earlier is better than later It is never too late
  6. 6. Sidney Harris 6
  7. 7. What Are They? 7 Logic Models are a framework for describing the relationships between investments, activities, and expected changes.
  8. 8. Reflection 8 Discuss your experience with logic models: How have you used them? Why have you used them? What have been their strengths and/or the limitations in your work?
  9. 9. Why Use Them? 9 Maximize limited resources Establish a common language and construct for change Support critical thinking Increase likelihood of success Assist in making tough decisions ?
  10. 10. What Are the Components? 10 Key Components Optional Components Expected Changes Data Sources (results, outcomes) Measures Inputs Research/Best Practices Activities Assumptions Outputs Context It is not together, but the ensemble is perfect. Eugene Ormandy, Musical Director, Philadelphia Orchestra 1938-1980
  11. 11. So, Why Care? 11 If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else. Yogi Berra, National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1972
  12. 12. All Shapes and Sizes 12 It is the thinking process that is valuable Source: www.uwex.edu/ces/lmcourse
  13. 13. When to Use? It depends on where you are 13 Program Design Phase 1 Conceptualization Phase 1 Planning Phase 3 Program Implementation Phase 2 Start-up Early Implementation Phase 3 Full Implementation Phase 2 Termination Transformation
  14. 14. Types of Logic Models 14 Planning Implementation Evaluation
  15. 15. A Logic Model: Planning 15 1. ISSUES ADDRESSED a. Children's health 6. STRATEGIES b. Parenting skills and available resources c. Children's ability to learn a. Children's Health Initiative 4. EXPECTED CHANGE b. Comprehensive Health Insurance Coverage a. Children have optimal health and well-being. c. Health Insurance Infrastructure Children have access to affordable comprehensive 2. GUIDING VALUES health insurance. d. Preventive Dental Services We believe... Families and caregivers have access to information e. Health Advocates/Health Literacy and support to protect and promote the health, safety Services a...that families have the primary responsibility for their and well-being of their children. children's physical, intellectual, mental, social and moral f. Mental Health/Child Safety/Special Needs development. Children have access to preventive oral health, mental Consultation b...that the entire community shares the responsibility with health and specialty medical services. families to ensure that every child thrives. g. School Readiness Initiatives b. Children are ready for school. c...that what we do to increase the potential of less “Preschool for All” advantaged children improves the potential for all children. Children with social/emotional issues and special needs are identified early and receive support. h. Early Education Workforce Development d...We respect and value the diversity of families, races and Families have access to information, quality early i. New Parent Education cultures in Marin. education opportunities, and support to protect and promote the social/emotional development and school j. Healthy Lifestyles and Child Friendly e...that our resources must be directed toward catalyzing readiness of their children. Communities Promotion sustainable improvements in the health and well-being and development of all children in Marin. Schools are prepared for children and linked with the k. Policy Development, Public Education and community. Advocacy f...our highest and best use is working to prevent problems before they begin. l. Emerging Issues and Special Projects c. Public policies support children Public policies promote the optimal social/emotional development and school readiness of all children. 3. EVIDENCE SUPPORTING STRATEGIES Public policies support the development of quality 5. CONTEXTUAL FACTORS a. Initial and recent strategic planning process early education and child-ready school environments that promote success in life. a. Other funding and b. Data collected through DHS Survey, planning efforts Public policies promote the optimal health, safety and Healthy Marin Partnerships and other sources in the County well-being of all children. c. Community engagement processes b. Strong community interest and involvement d. Research findings on early child development and family support c. Proposition 10 legislative mandate. e. Research and evaluation findings on community empowerment and d. Federal, State and engagement strategies and results local policies and budgets.
  16. 16. A Logic Model: Implementation 16 Healthy Behavior and Prevention – Physical Activity Focus Source: Sunflower Foundation - Health Care for Kansas
  17. 17. A Logic Model: Evaluation 17 Healthy Behavior and Prevention – Physical Activity Focus Outcomes (Expected Changes) Measures Data Sources (Objectives) Short Interim Long Children and Children and 65% of target population report increased knowledge of Survey adults have adults the importance of physical activity. increased demonstrate awareness, healthy 50% of target population report engaging in physical Survey knowledge behavior. activity at least 3/wk for 30 minutes or more. and skills re: the value of 5 schools/departments participating in the program have Survey healthy agreed to implement program in to regular scheduling and behavior. budget. 90% of target population (adolescents and adults) who CHIS Children and were smoking report no longer doing so BRSS adults are Survey healthier. 30% of target population (children and adults) are within a YBRSS healthy BMI range Medical Chart Review Survey Source: Sunflower Foundation - Health Care for Kansas
  18. 18. The Context for Programs 18 Organizational E Framework E n Program n v Mission/ Framework v i Vision i r Logic Model Assump- Inputs r o Theory of Components tions/ o n Change Evidence n m Components m e e n n t Issues Expected t a Addressed Measures Outputs Change a l Values/ Guiding l Principles C C o o n n t t Strategies e Activities e x x t t
  19. 19. Reflection 19 If you have a logic model, what type is it? Identify the key components If you don’t have a logic model, what type do you think will best fit? Consider program life cycle For everyone, how do you plan to use this tool in your work?
  20. 20. Applying Learning 20 1. Select a template • Planning • Implementation • Evaluation 2. Review your materials 3. Clarify your expected change • This is the core piece of any model 4. Complete as much as you can
  21. 21. Sharing Stories & Strategies 21 What was difficult? What was easy? What was an “ah ha” moment? What is your ‘minimal elegant next step” upon returning to work?
  22. 22. Takeaways 22 Logic Models Describes relationships Articulates program theory Program components Variety of uses Reflect program life cycle Dynamic tool
  23. 23. Cautions and Considerations 23 They are what they are: models Take time, focus, and honesty Require looking “under the hood” and on-going maintenance Right path to the wrong place Context throughout the “intervention”
  24. 24. Going Forward: Develop, Refine & Reflect 24 Engage Stakeholders Who else needs to be directly involved in the development of the logic model? Who needs to be involved in reviewing and vetting the logic model? With whom would the logic model be useful as a tool for reflection?
  25. 25. Going Forward: Develop, Refine & Reflect 25 Why Engage Stakeholders Understand their needs Promote conceptual clarity Build shared understanding
  26. 26. Going Forward: Develop, Refine & Reflect 26 Questions to Guide Refinement and Reflection Do they agree / disagree with: The activities and outcomes depicted? The roadmap (The way activities and outcomes relate to each other)? How much progress on outcomes equals program success? Choices of data collection / analysis methods
  27. 27. Questions? 27
  28. 28. 28 “I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.” Confucius (551-479 BC)