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This course takes you on a journey to help you identify the gap between the outcomes you want and the data you need to achieve them. We explore how to
This course takes you on a journey to help you identify the gap between the outcomes you want and the data you need to achieve them.
We explore how to develop and use a theory of change to ensure that what you’re measuring is what matters. We look at how you can build a measurement and evaluation framework using your theory of change and the range of tools that are available to help you capture data.
This will be an interactive session where participants are guided through activities to produce basic components of a theory of change, build a simple measurement framework and start to consider the tools they could use.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at small to medium sized organisations with a social/public-good purpose such as charities and social enterprises. It is most suitable for people who have responsibility for collecting, collating, monitoring, evaluating or reporting on data about your services.
About the trainer
Lindsay Hodgson has almost 10 years experience as a freelance specialist social research and impact measurement consultant. She’s worked in mental health, homelessness, criminal justice, learning disability, sensory loss and health. Her skills and strategic advice have helped numerous organisations from large national charities to local community groups. Action on Hearing Loss, Mind, The Bike Project, and St John Ambulance are just a few of the organisations she’s worked with. She is also a consultant for the Lloyds Bank Foundation providing social impact support to charities as part of their small grants scheme.
Prior to becoming a freelancer, Linsday worked as a consultant for New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a charity and think-tank specialising in social impact measurement. She is co-author of NPCs Practical Guide to Creating Your Theory of Change and managed the Inspiring Impact Programme
Will lunch and refreshments be provided?
We will provide tea and coffee and biscuits on arrival and during the breaks. Lunch will NOT be provided both to keep ticket costs down and to give you the freedom to get out for some fresh air and have a break. There’s a cafe on the ground floor of the library and other shops/eating places nearby.
Is there car parking nearby?
There are several pay and display carparks within a 5 minute walk of the Hive. These include: Croft Road, Cattlemarket and Crowngate Shopping Centre.
Is it fully accessible for disabled people?
Yes the library has full disabled access. Disabled parking bays are available along the near side of the Hive facing the building. There is ramped access way signposted all around the side of The Hive leading directly to the main entrance.
Can I get there by public transport?
Yes – very easily! Worcester Foregate train station is 0.2 miles, 5 minutes walk from the Hive. Turn left out of the station and take the first right onto Shaw Street which then becomes The Butts, where you’ll find the Hive located on your right. Use the stairs next to The Hive’s bridge or outside lift to bring you up to Sawmill Walk which leads you to the main entrance.
Worcester Bus Station is situated underneath Crowngate Shopping Centre directly opposite the Hive. Leave the station and access the Hive’s bridge to bring you into the main entrance.
(Thursday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawmill Walk The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD