Are you planning to change, grow or add a ministry? A Theory of Change is your ministry’s story of how you believe change will unfold.
November 6th to November 20th, 2023
What impact are you having? How do you know? What difference is your ministry or program making? Learn what your mission is and understand the roles in achieving it.
The cornerstone of effective evaluation is a thorough understanding of the program you are trying to evaluate. This workshop will help you break your program or ministry down into its component parts, differentiating between things like “what you do” and “what you achieve.” Upon completion of the workshop you’ll have a completed Theory of Change and logic model.
A Theory of Change will provide a roadmap that outlines the steps by which you will achieve your mission. A Theory of Change can aid in aligning your stakeholders to your larger mission and help them understand their role in achieving it.
We’ll illustrate your Theory of Change with a logic model to show your stakeholders the intended relationship between investments and results.
Delivery/Timing (All times Eastern Time)
All live sessions are 90 minutes starting at 2:00 PM EST unless otherwise stated.
Schedule: Module 0 – Introduction (1 week prior)
Prior to November 7th, 2023: Review Program Overview and Theory of Change background material
November 8th, 2023: Live Session – Program Overview
Schedule: Module 1 – Mission Delivery (3 days)
November 7th, 2023: Post Your Problem, Comment on the Problem of Others, Revise Your Problem
November 9th, 2023: Post Your Mission, Comment on the Mission of Others, Revise Your Mission
November 10th, 2023: Live Session – Problem & Mission Statements
Schedule: Module 2 – Impact (2 days)
November 11th, 2023: Post Your Outcomes, Comment on the Outcomes of Others, Revise Your Outcomes
November 12th, 2023: Live Session - Outcomes
Schedule: Module 3 – Delivery (2 days)
November 13th, 2023: Post Your Activities & Outputs, Comment on the Activities & Outputs of Others, Revise Your Activities & Outputs
November 14th, 2023: Live Session - Activities & Outputs
Schedule: Module 4 – Requirements (3 days)
November 15th, 2023: Post Your Assumptions, Comment on the Assumptions of Others, Revise Your Assumptions
November 16th, 2023: Post Your Inputs, Comment on the Inputs of Others, Revise Your Inputs
November 17th, 2023: Live Session - Assumptions & Inputs
Schedule: Module 5 - Logic Model (3 days)
November 18th, 2023: Live Session – Logic Models
November 19th, 2023: Post Complete Theory of Change & Logic Model, Comment on the Logic Model of Others, Revise Your Logic Model
November 20th, 2023: Live Session – Final Review & Evaluation Plan
All work will be online and asynchronous, with regular live group Zoom sessions. Participants should plan for 3-6 hours of work for each of the five modules, depending on experience. Your work will include reading, learning activities, and online discussion, all done at your own pace. Those that want to explore the topic further, should contact the facilitator upon completion of the workshop.
Asynchronous Content: 15-30 hours
Live (Zoom) Sessions: 10.5 hours
This workshop is a $450 value offered for only $50 thanks to the sponsorship of EDGE.