Program Design

Breathing Life Into a Living Document: PDTIG Strategic Plan by Jacqueline Singh

Greetings! My name is Jacqueline Singh. I’m an Executive Evaluation and Program Design Advisor at Qualitative Advantage, LLC and Program Design TIG Program Chair. As a new member to the PDTIG, it’s been an exciting first year due to an opportunity to lead our Leadership Team through a process to reassess aspects of the PDTIG. …

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Evaluation and Program Sustainability by Kylie Hutchinson

Hello!  I’m Kylie Hutchinson (a.k.a. @EvaluationMaven), an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. One of the most popular AEA365 posts over time is Annaliese Calhoun’s Measuring Sustainability Capacity and Planning for Long Term Success. I suspect this is because as evaluators, our work can regularly stray into the area of …

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Know before you grow – tips from supporting program replication by Jessica Manta-Meyer

Greetings! Jessica Manta-Meyer here, a Director at Public Profit, a consulting firm helping mission-driven organizations measure and manage what matters. Have you thought about creating a replication manual, but didn’t know where to start? Or worried you’ll put in a titanic amount of time creating a manual to train staff at new sites, only to …

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Debi Lang on The Importance of Learning Objectives in Program Design and Evaluation

Hello from Debi Lang with the Massachusetts Area Health Education Center Network (MassAHEC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research. I last published an aea365 post on how evaluation and program staff collaborated to establish a competency-based model for a range of MassAHEC Health Careers Promotion and Preparation (HCPP) …

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Program Design Week: Chithra Adams on Prototyping in Program Design and Evaluation

I’m Chithra Adams, a program evaluator at the Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky. I explore how design principles and research can be applied to program evaluation. Rad Idea – prototyping: A key part of the design process is prototyping. Prototyping is a process by which ideas and concepts are tested for technical and social …

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Program Design Week: Alvin Yapp on Using Evaluation to Inform Program Design

I’m Alvin Yapp, an evaluator with the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network (EOPCN), a team of doctors and other health providers, such as nurses, dietitians, kinesiologists, mental health workers, and pharmacists. We work as a team to provide coordinated primary health care to patients. I lead the evaluation efforts at EOPCN. In this post, I …

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Program Design Week: Marti Frank on using Non-violent communication to tell an evaluation story

I’m Marti Frank, a researcher and program evaluator from Portland, Oregon. I’ve found the hardest part of a project is making recommendations that resonate with my client, and I’ve been working on an approach to developing and communicating recommendations that’s rooted in non-violent communication. Lessons Learned: Evaluation clients are naturally attached to their programs. Finding …

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Program Design Week: Alexey Kuzmin on Values in Program Design

My name is Alexey Kuzmin and I am the Director of the Process Consulting Company based in Moscow, Russia (since 1992). We specialize in program evaluation and evaluation related services such as evaluation training; design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems. Often clients invite us to participate in program design. Lesson Learned: Values influence …

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Program Design Week: Terence Fitzgerald on Lessons Learned from Working on Program Design from Inside a Mission-Driven Organization

Hello! I am Terence Fitzgerald, Senior Director of Program Design & Evaluation at International Justice Mission (IJM), a nonprofit organization that works to protect people from violent crime.  I lead a team of staff that provides leadership and technical support to IJM on program design, monitoring, evaluation, and research.  My team’s remit is to “bring …

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Program Design TIG Week: Angelina Lopez and Chi Yan Lam on the Rise of Design

Hi! We’re Angelina Lopez (NYC Department of Education’s iZone) and Chi Yan Lam (Queen’s University) from the Program Design TIG. The PD-TIG was founded to provide a forum to explore the theory and practice of program design. Our TIG is proud to sponsor this week’s AEA365 posts. The contributors this week each work at the …

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