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Want to know about: intervention logics, outcomes, models, results-based planning, impact measurement and how to deal with RBA, ILM, BS, SROI, SIP, PIF, BPS, EBP, 4YPlans - and all the other acronyms people in the public sector get thrown at them? 

Sign-up for one of the courses below being run in Wellington, NZ, from Oct to Dec 2015. 

They make the tricky stuff easier and are presented by expert presenters in a fun and highly interactive format.




We’ve just added an additional Just Planning’s Not Enough course now on 16 November and a new DoView Outcomes Software Training course on 25th November!


The Policy Toolkit  Tuesday 20 October 2015 NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS COURSE


Mastering the tools to make your policy shop rock

Learn: 

  • How to be on top of your policy game and for your policy shop to be a key influencer in policy development in your sector.
  • How to use a set of 20 interlocking conceptual and practical policy tools to solve common problems faced when you're developing policy on any topic. You can then continue to use these for the rest of your policy career in any area of policy development.
  • The best way to identify the most strategic type of policy to work-up in any particular policy environment at any particular point in time.
  • To be more effective at communicating policy to management, decision-makers, stakeholders and the public.
  • How to ensure your policy recommendations are robust by using an evidence-based and outcomes-focused approach to policy development.

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (The DoView® Policy Toolkit) are currently being used by many organizations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington, New Zealand.  Presenters: Dr Paul Duignan plus associates. 


13 Rules for Building Better Outcomes Models and  Friday 6 November 2015

Intervention and program logics, theories of change, results chains, strategy maps

Learn:

  • How to quickly build great outcomes models, intervention and program logics, theories of change, results chains or strategy maps that 
  • How to build models in real-time in planning meetings. 
  • Hands-on application of the 13 rules for building intervention logic outcomes models.
  • How to construct intervention logic outcomes models that planners, program staff, boards, funders and other stakeholders enjoy reading and can actually use in their planning and implementation. 
  • How to ‘bolt-on’ other parts of your planning process - prioritization, KPIs/performance management, accountability identification, attributing success and impact, and outcomes-based contracting - to your outcomes model to achieve organizational alignment.
  • How a visual intervention logic outcomes model can become your project, program or organizational DNA. It should drive (and communicate) organizational alignment around your key outcomes and priorities. 

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (DoView® Outcomes Modelling) are currently being used by many organizations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington New Zealand. Presenters: Dr Paul Duignan and Jennifer Parker.


Just Planning’s Not Enough  Monday 16 November 2015

Tell your outcomes story visually - to your managers, board, stakeholders or funders

Learn: 

  • How to build plans (for projects, programs, collaborations, or organizations) faster - using a visual approach.
  • To use a more transparent planning approach - so you, your managers, your board, stakeholders and funders can actually ’see’ what’s been planned.
  • How to be agile in the face of your constantly changing environment - with a visual plan it’s very easy to quickly change course.
  • A way to enhance your visual plan by 'bolting-on’ additional organizational functions (including: priorities, KPIs/performance management, projects/activities, and proving impact. This approach enables you to quickly achieve the holy grail of organizational alignment.
  • How to avoid re-work - because the visual planning approach that is taught can be used to generate all of the other major results and outcomes-based approaches in use today (e.g. Results Based Accountability (RBA), Investment Logic Mapping (ILM), Balanced Scorecard, PCOMS, Triple Bottom Line reporting etc.). 

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (DoView® Planning) are currently being used by many organizations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington, New Zealand. Presenters: Dr Paul Duignan, Jennifer Parker.


How to Prove to Everyone That You’re Having an Impact on Your Outcomes Thursday 19 November 2015


7 impact evaluation designs

Learn:

  • How to navigate the current trickly ‘good intentions aren’t enough’ climate in which you’re facing frequent demands that you prove you’re being outcomes-focused and that it's your activity that is improving outcomes.
  • How to avoid being held accountable for outcomes you cannot control whilst still proving that you're being brutally outcomes-focused.
  • A path to avoid being either overly simplistic in your approach to proving outcomes (‘things got better so I’m just going to claim all the credit’) versus being overly complex (‘we’ve employed both a multi-site regression-discontinuity quasi-experimental design and a difference-in-difference regression analysis’ - but we have no idea what all that means!).
  • To analyze the feasibility of a set of 7 impact evaluation designs to prove to yourself and others that you’re having an impact on your outcomes.
  • How to elegantly, and efficiently, deal with the constantly changing outcomes and results frameworks that are being foisted on you from above (e.g. Results Based Accountablity RBA, Investment Logic Mapping, Balanced Scorecard, Social Bonds, Social Return on Investment etc etc!).

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (DoView® 7 Impact Evaluation Designs) are currently being used by many organizations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington New Zealand. Dr Paul Duignan and Jennifer Parker. 


DoView Outcomes Software Training Wednesday 25 November 2015


The coolest little outcomes software around. Think of it as your Swiss Army Knife for any outcomes work. Just as it’s hard to do accounting without a spreadsheet, DoView really makes outcomes and strategy work much easier.

Learn: 

  • The basic DoView functions
  • How to develop a simple DoView model
  • How to use a DoView model for priority setting and showing line-of-sight alignment
  • How to use the tag feature in a DoView model
  • How to use the count links function in a DoView model
  • How to count links in your DoView model and show the different contribution of different organizations to a collective effort
  • How to put indicators and evaluation questions onto a DoView model
  • How to drill-down and clone within a DoView model
  • How to create posters of your DoView model
  • How to create PDFs and list the content of your DoView model
  • How to create web-page versions of your DoView model.

This workshop complements all of the other workshops for those who want to use DoView Outcomes Software in their outcomes work. Download a trial copy of DoView now.

Wellington New Zealand. DoView Trainers.


Measuring Non-Financial Results  Thursday 3 December 2015

Cracking the hard stuff 

Learn: 

  • The best way to think about non-financial results in the context of your overall organizational financial and non-finanical outcomes. 
  • How to measure results that are hard-to-measure.
  • A way of integrating non-financial results management with: strategy: prioritisation: stratey; KPIs/performance management; risk management; and outcomes-based contracting.
  • How to deal with business units where their activity is a long way away from the bottom-line.
  • An elegant and efficient approach for dealing with the different frameworks for corporate reporting related to non-financial results measurement (e.g. Triple Bottom Line reporting, Balanced Scorecard, Corporate Responsibility).
  • An approach based on developing a visual strategic plan of what you want to do and using this to identify non-financial results measures. This same framework can be used to ‘bolt-on’ other organizational functions - prioritization, outcomes-based contracting, proving impact etc - in order to achieve the holy grail of organizational alignment.

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (DoView® Non-Financial Results Measurement) are currently being used by many organisations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington New Zealand. Dr Paul Duignan and Jennifer Parker.



It’s Elementary Watson - Doing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice Tuesday 15 December 2015

Learn:

  • Why you should use evidence-based policy - so you can always justify your policy recommendations and manage risk around policy development.
  • How to link evidence-collection to wider strategy and priorities through a visual outcomes model.
  • How to identify evidence questions.
  • How to do more efficient evidence searches.
  • The best way to collect and store evidence material. 
  • Ways in which evidence can be analyzed.
  • Better ways of reporting back evidence to management, boards, stakeholders and the public.

Aspects of the approach taught in this workshop (the Evidentiary Integrated Evidence Management System IEMS and the DoView® Outcomes Framework) are currently being used by many organisations in NZ and internationally. See DoView.com.

Wellington New Zealand. Dr Paul Duignan and Rob Richards (Evidence-Based Policy and Practice Specialist - Evidentiary, Australia).