Practice Seminar (choose 1, 2 or 3)
1) Focusing on what’s important and useful about the Theory of Change approach, and how to make it work for you
- How to keep theories of change simple - focusing on the most important things for smaller organisations to get right
- Potential pitfalls and complications, and how to respond to them
- Making a clear link between theories of change, and measurement and evaluation processes
SPEAKER James Noble, Impact Management Lead, Inspiring Impact and Shehnaaz Latif, Principle Consultant, NCVO
2) Learning from collaborative and multi-agency approaches to evaluation, measurement and learning
This case study will look at Children’s Communities and Early Learning Communities, two programmes working in partnership with Save the Children. The session will review the approach taken to evaluation in these communities, while recognising the barriers and limitations, and the importance of learning more generally. Consideration will also be given to the broader structural barriers and opportunities which affect effective evaluation and learning approaches.
SPEAKER Paul Perkins, Head of Local Systems Change – Children’s Communities, Save the Children
3) Social and emotional skills - designing robust impact measurement approaches for 'soft' outcomes
This session will present a variety of practical tools and methods for assessing impact on attitudinal, social and emotional change, particularly in circumstances where data collection can be challenging. It will provide some general principles and exercises before covering how Khulisa has developed a longitudinal approach to measuring impact on social and emotional development for young people with complex needs.
SPEAKER Owen Carter, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ImpactEd and Representaitve from youth programmes provider Khulisa