Learning4Impact strengthens planning and evaluation knowledge and skills through interactive, applied learning. Whether it’s virtual or in-person workshops, Learning4Impact can help you plan, implement, evaluate, and share results.

Check out our Full Menu of HiC Workshops

Workshop Rate

(individual workshops)

$50/each

Series Rate

(bundle all workshops in the same series)

$35/each


You can choose to register for individual workshops, or a full series.

Evaluation Design

What do you want to do and how will you know if you did it?
This series will help you design an evaluation at the front end that provides a shared understanding of your program’s intended impact and how it will be measured.

Who should attend?
People who plan, deliver, evaluate or talk about the intended impact of a program (e.g., program staff, coordinators, managers).

Develop a Program Logic Model

  • A road map for your desired impact, logic models outline the program theory of change.
    Join us to discuss the development and value of logic models.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand logic models as tools for program planning and evaluation
    – walk through the steps to create a logic model

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  • Develop a Program Evaluation Framework

  • You need to outline what you want to measure, monitor and report on.
    Join us to discuss using an evaluation framework to focus the time and energy needed to understand your program impact.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand program evaluation frameworks and how they are used
    – walk through the steps to create a program evaluation framework

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  • Planning and Evaluation Foundations

    You know what you want to measure, now you need to decide who you want to gather data from and how.
    This series will refine your ability to design surveys, focus groups and interviews.

    Who should attend?
    People who plan, deliver, evaluate or talk about the intended results of a program (e.g., program staff, coordinators, managers).

    Choose the Right Data Collection Method

  • If you want good data, you need the right data collection tools.
    Join us to learn how to choose the method that will work for your program.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand the pros and cons of a range of data collection methods
    – choose the right method to answer your planning and evaluation questions

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  • Survey Design Basics

  • Even with online survey tools easily available, you still need to apply survey design principles.
    Join us to learn how to use surveys to gather feedback about your program.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand basic principles and practices of survey design and deployment
    – apply good design principles to enhance validity
    – ensure tools are accessible and appropriate to the desired audience

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  • Design Interviews & Focus Groups

  • You want feedback from program participants, but don’t know where to start.
    Join us to learn about making space to hear from people in a focus group or interview (e.g. confidentiality and framing questions).

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand the advantages and disadvantages of interviews and focus groups
    – use good design principles and practices in qualitative data collection

     

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  • Conduct Interviews

  • You’ve designed an interview tool – now it’s time to gather the data.
    Join us to learn and practice strategies and techniques to conduct good interviews.

    This workshop will help you:
    – use good interviewing principles (e.g. probing vs. leading questions)
    – capture discussions (e.g. recording, note taking, transcribing)
    – practice interview techniques (e.g. appreciative inquiry)

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  • Conduct Focus Groups

  • With a focus group guide in hand, it’s time to lead the discussion.
    Join us to learn and practice strategies and techniques for conducting a focus group.

    This workshop will help you:
    – prepare for focus groups
    – engage respondents and capture discussions (e.g., recording, note taking)
    – use focus group techniques

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  • Analyze Qualitative Data

  • Qualitative data can tell a rich story about your program’s progress and impact.
    Join us to learn qualitative analysis concepts and processes, and have an opportunity to practice coding sample data.

    This workshop will help you:
    – manage qualitative data (e.g. preparing, cleaning and organizing your data)
    – understand qualitative analysis approaches
    – code and theme data

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  • Excel4Evaluation

    Are you using Excel to its full potential?
    In this series, you’ll learn a range of basic, intermediate and advanced functions – everything from importing and cleaning your data to writing and using complex formulas.

    Who should attend?

    People who plan, deliver, evaluate or talk about the intended results of a program (e.g., program staff, coordinators, managers).
    All Excel Workshops require a computer with Microsoft Excel version 2008 or later.

    Excel Foundations: Get Familiar with the Excel Environment

  • Excel can help you better manage information.
    Whether you already use the basic functions or have never opened Excel, join us and learn how to better navigate the Excel platform.

    This workshop will help you:
    – navigate pages or “worksheets”
    – manage data (import, sort, clean, format, and filter data)
    – streamline data with data validation

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  • Explore Excel Data: Patterns and Formulas

  • Are you able to use basic Excel formulas?
    Join us to learn how to set up an analysis sheet and practice writing basic formulas.

    This workshop will help you:
    – import data from SurveyMonkey into Excel for analysis
    – format data into tables and use numeric and categorical data recode variables
    – learn syntax of Excel and practice basic functions (SUM, COUNT and AVERAGE)
    – generate an analysis worksheet

    Requirements

    Basic knowledge of Excel – you are able to navigate Excel and are comfortable entering, cleaning and sorting data.

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  • Easy Excel Charts

  • Quantitative data can tell a story about your program – if you can create accessible charts.
    Join us to learn to create basic data visualizations by adapting Excel generated charts.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand common chart elements and chart design best practices
    – develop and customize easy to read data visualizations

    Requirements

    Basic knowledge of Excel – you are comfortable entering, cleaning and sorting data, and can use simple Excel formulas.

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  • Explore Pivot Tables

  • Pivot tables can help you quickly explore your data.
    Join us to better understand, analyze and summarize information.

    This workshop will help you:
    – create Pivot tables and charts
    – understand and display frequencies, distribution and cross tabs
    – manage worksheets (move, refresh and replace pivot tables and charts)

    Requirements
    Basic knowledge of Excel – you are comfortable entering, cleaning and sorting data, and confident with basic Excel formulas.

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  • Link Excel Data

  • Linking information between multiple Excel worksheets can help you easily search and analyse data.
    Join us to learn how to create relationships in your data using Excel formulas and built-in Excel tools.

    This workshop will help you:
    – learn about data relationships in Excel
    – learn different ways to link data between Excel worksheets

    Requirements
    Intermediate knowledge of Excel – you confidently enter, clean and sort data, and are comfortable with basic Excel formulas (e.g. SUM, SUMIF, SUMIFS) and creating pivot tables.

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  • Strategic Planning

    What does your organization want to accomplish in the next few years? How will you know if you are successful?
    This series will help you strengthen the development and utilization of your strategic plan – using key performance indicators and progress reports to track progress and align reporting across the organization.

    Who should attend?
    Executive Directors, Program Directors and Board Members

    Prepare for Strategic Planning

  • Is your strategic plan coming up for renewal?
    Join us to better understand the process, purpose and levels of engagement.

    This workshop will help you:
    – identify the elements of a strategic plan
    – explore the roles and responsibilities of strategic plan stakeholders
    – communicate the purpose and process effectively
    – develop a work plan for strategic plan development

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  • Develop Key Performance Indicators

  • Do you need to tell the story of your organization’s impact with numbers?
    Join us to discuss using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track organizational health and communicate your organization’s contribution to the community.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand how to choose KPIs
    – develop a template and process to report on KPIs
    – understand how KPIs can be used to share community impact

    Who should attend?
    Executive Directors, Program Directors and managers responsible for multiple program areas

    Requirements

    A current strategic plan and a current example of a board report (any example…don’t be shy!)

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  • Report on your Strategic Plan


  • Could you make better use of your strategic plan?
    Join us to discuss reporting on progress and aligning your strategic plan with operational and program planning.

    This workshop will help you:
    – clarify the relationship between the different plans within your organization – strategic plan, annual operational plan and program plans
    – report progress toward your strategic plan

    Requirements
    A current strategic plan and a current example of a board report (any example…don’t be shy!).

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  • Effective Story Telling

    Are you able to share information in a way that engages people? Do you sometimes wonder why nobody else is as excited about the data as you?

    This series will help you make information relevant and accessible; allowing you to engage others – with discussion and action – toward a common end.

    Making Data Make Sense

  • Accessible data can inform and shape our programs, policies and organizations.
    Join us to explore data visualization and plain language principles, helping make your work relevant for the people you want to engage.

    This workshop will help you:
    – understand best practices around data visualization and plain language
    – communicate and present data insights clearly

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  • Delivery Matters

  • Have you ever been to a presentation that keeps you engaged from beginning to end?

    Join us to talk about how you can share information in a presentation that is remembered – for the right reasons.

    This workshop will help you:

    – prepare for presentations
    – make information accessible
    – engage your audience

     

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  • Upcoming Workshops!

    Oct

    21

    Analyze Qualitative Data

    Duration: 1.5

    Group: P&E Foundations

    Lead/Co: Cassie, Erin

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    Nov

    4

    Prepare for Strategic Planning

    Duration: 1.5

    Group: Strategic Planning

    Lead/Co: Cathy, Cassie

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