• Category: Facilitation
  • By this point, you’re a pro at attending meetings in a virtual environment. Now, it’s your turn to lead a meeting and you don’t know where to start.

    Whether you’re hosting a one-hour meeting, workshop series, or full-day session, here are some things that you will want to consider to ace virtual facilitation.

  • June 10, 2021
  • Sara
  • Category: Evaluation, Reporting
  • We’ve all heard the warning when it comes to lengthy evaluation reports – make sure it’s useful or it will end up in a dark corner of the office, collecting dust on a shelf, never to be seen again…

    Here’s the thing, we’re not here to make your life difficult. At Health in Common, we…

  • March 1, 2021
  • Sara
  • Category: Evaluation, Measuring Change
  • You’ve decided you’re going to evaluate your program. I may be biased, but that’s a great idea!  Program evaluation helps us tell the story of our work, document impact, and identify areas for improvement. If you’re not already comfortable with evaluation, you might be asking yourself, what’s the next step?

    At HiC, one of the first steps we take…

  • February 1, 2021
  • Cassie
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Last year we reflected a lot on change and the benefits of APMG’s change management training – you can read our past blog posts, here and here.

    After running our first public offering this past October, we were curious to see if folks were as excited as we are about the opportunity to become a certified practitioner right here in Winnipeg.   Check out what Heather Leeman, Executive Director of The Laurel Centre had to say!

  • January 14, 2021
  • Sara
  • Category: Team Round-Up
  • Whew, pat yourself on the back because we’ve made it to the end of 2020. It may feel like it was just March…or maybe that we’ve been endlessly stuck in an alternate reality, but it’s December and nine (!) whole months have gone by.

    In a year that’s involved so many adjustments, our team is reimagining what it means to be home for the holidays with new traditions and ways to connect.

  • December 11, 2020
  • The HiC Team
  • Category: Learning4Impact, Professional Development
  • Early in 2020 we started Learning4Impact, our workshop series to build planning and evaluation know-how in the non-profit sector. We started with 90 minute in-person workshops, then switched to virtual webinars. We all learned to (mostly) unmute ourselves.

    For sure, virtual workshop learning is different. But…

  • November 30, 2020
  • Erin
  • Category: Pro Bono
  • I’m stating the obvious here but, 2020 has thrown us all for a bit of a loop. And while things look different at work and at home, one thing remains constant – access to Health in Common’s pro bono planning and evaluation services. Every year since 2016…

  • October 28, 2020
  • Sara
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Over the last few weeks, our team at Health in Common has had an opportunity to learn about the theory and practical applications of change management through the Change Management Foundation course.
    Change is complex – every individual and organization responds to change in different ways. We quickly found out within our own team that…

  • October 5, 2020
  • Andrew
  • Category: Change Management, Professional Development
  • Change is inevitable. Sometimes change is a result of our own decisions, other times it is completely out of our hands.  The past months have made this clear.

    We all experience change differently. What can seem…

  • September 17, 2020
  • Cathy
  • Category: Data Management, Reporting
  • The need for staff buy-in should never be underestimated when it comes to collecting quality data. Working with organizations to creatively engage staff in data collection processes is a challenge that I enjoy.

    When completing a mixed-methods evaluation of Wayfinders’ Cross-Cultural Service-Learning Initiative, we worked with management to develop a…

  • September 2, 2020
  • Andrew
  • Category: Reporting
  • One-pagers are a great way to quickly and effectively share stories and findings. If done well, they are a bite-sized, visually appealing document that supports a key message or takeaway.

    Before you start communicating findings with a one-pager, it’s important to ask yourself two questions…

  • August 4, 2020
  • Sara
  • Category: Reporting
  • Have you ever been asked to take a “quick” look at an evaluation report before a meeting? There you are, reading p.25 of sized 12 Times New Roman font … eyes slowly closing … only 5 more pages to go…

    Don’t get me wrong, that long report has value. Maybe it provides…

  • July 6, 2020
  • Cassie