The empowerment evaluation training slides are available here.
Training focused on the:
The group is responsible for monitoring and evaluating their own performance, with the assistance of their team of empowerment evaluators (Drs. Fetterman and Tremain and Ms. Delaney). The process has 3 steps: 1) establishing a mission; 2) taking stock of current status; and 3) planning for the future.
The workshop focused on taking stock since the mission has been established as part of the MISRGO grant process.
Prioritization. We began by identifying the most important activities for the group to evaluate as a group. (The are the most important activities from the group's perspective, in order to accomplish their goals at that time). It is impossible to evaluate everything. Therefore everyone was given 5 dots to cast their vote on the most important activities to evaluate.
|Katherine Donald |
Coalition for Tobacco Free Arkansas
Mississippi Coalition for Tobacco-Free Arkansas
These two grantees served as models for other grantees, encouraging them to share what they learned with each other as well.
Evaluation Consultation: Critical Friends
- review the logic of their program and corresponding evaluation
- make sure the activities contributed to their goals
- reassess their strategies or activities if they are not helping them accomplish their goals
- prepare their reports for MISRGO
- monitor their own performance throughout the year
|Linda (right) consulting with |
Imogene (left) about prioritizing
|Bev recording ratings|
|Leroy, Bev & Linda|
MISRGO reminded the grantees to work with their evaluators and turn in their dashboards and quarterly reports on time to help facilitate analysis across grantees and to help MISRGO meet its reporting requirements.