Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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(64) Logic Models for Program Evaluation and Planning

Session Number: 64
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Thomas J Chapel [Centers for Disease Control]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)
Room: Maryland A

Theme: My presentation doesn't specifically relate to the theme
Audience Level: Beginner
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): • Construct simple logic models
• Use program theory principles to improve a logic model
• Employ a model to identify and address planning and implementation issues
Facilitation Experience (PD Workshops): Thomas Chapel is the Chief Evaluation Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He serves as a central resource on strategic planning and program evaluation for CDC programs and their partners. Before joining the CDC, Chapel was vice-president of the Atlanta office of Macro International (now ICT INC) where he directed and managed projects in program evaluation, strategic planning, and evaluation design for public and nonprofit organizations. He is a frequent presenter at national meetings, a frequent contributor to edited volumes and monographs on evaluation, and has facilitated or served on numerous expert panels on public health and evaluation topics.

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The logic model, as a map of what a program is and intends to do, is a useful tool in both evaluation and planning and, as importantly, for integrating evaluation plans and strategic plans.  In this workshop, we will recapture the utility of program logic modeling as a simple discipline, using cases in public health and human services to explore the steps for constructing, refining, and validating models. Then, we will examine how to use these models both prospectively for planning and implementation as well as retrospectively for performance measurement and evaluation.  This workshop will illustrate the value of simple and elaborate logic models using small group case studies.

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