Posts Tagged ‘Developmental Evaluation’

Innoweave Workshops

Innoweave workshops on Cloud ComputingDevelopmental EvaluationImpact and Strategic ClaritySocial Finance, and Social Enterprise are taking place across Canada.

To learn how your organization can participate, click here.

For the latest Innoweave news and activities, visit www.innoweave.ca.

Innoweave Workshops

Innoweave is the Foundation’s platform for sharing practical tools for social innovation. It is organized as a series of modules, available online or in workshops that are now being offered across Canada.

The following Innoweave opportunities for non-profit organizations are currently available:

The Impact and Strategic Clarity module, a six-month guided planning process taking place across Canada, starting in April 2013. Applications for this module are due March 4.
A full-day Cloud Computing workshop on April 18 in Toronto, hosted by the Sustainability Network. Applications are due March 22.
A full-day Social Enterprise workshop on April 16 in Hamilton, hosted by United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton. Applications are due March 15.

Individuals who are seasoned facilitators and have an interest in Social Enterprise can attend Innoweave’s Social Enterprise Facilitator Training on April 15-16. This training will allow facilitators to use Innoweave’s open-access curriculum to deliver a Social Enterprise workshop within their own networks. Applications for the Facilitator Training are due March 15.

Applications for the following workshops for non-profit organizations will open in the coming weeks, with applications due in early April. Space is limited, so sign up early.

Social Finance on May 1 in Edmonton, hosted by Social Enterprise Fund
Developmental Evaluation on May 2 in Calgary, hosted by United Way Calgary
Social Enterprise on May 10 in St. John’s, hosted by Newfoundland Community Sector Council

Upcoming Innoweave Activities

Impact and Strategic Clarity

Innoweave is currently inviting applications for the second cohort (April-September 2013) of the Impact and Strategic Clarity module. Led by Certified Innoweave Impact Coaches, the five-month guided process  helps community organizations identify their intended impact and theory of change, which they can use to make strategic decisions. Applications are due March 4, and are open to organizations across Canada.

To learn more about the Impact module, register for the upcoming information webinars on: February 6 (English-Quebec) 12:00-1:00p.m. (EDT); February 13 (French) 12:00-1:00 p.m. (EDT); and February 21 (English) 12:30-1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Cloud Computing

On February 19 in Montreal, Innoweave is partnering with COCo to host a Cloud Computing workshop to help community organizations understand, select, and implement cloud-based technology solutions. To learn more about the workshop or to apply, click here. Registration closes February 12.

Developmental Evaluation

On February 5 in Toronto, Innoweave and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will host a Developmental Evaluation (DE) workshop and, in parallel, run a facilitator training session for organizations and individuals interested in running future DE workshops.

Innoweave Launches Developmental Evaluation Module

Innoweave is excited to announce the launch of its latest module on Developmental Evaluation (DE). This innovative approach to evaluation allows organizations to gather data on a new initiative or approach while it is in progress, providing real-time feedback to allow for its continuous improvement. DE is particularly useful in complex and continuously evolving environments, and helps organizations better understand the connections between their actions, short-term outcomes, and long-term impacts.

An Innoweave workshop on DE will be held in Toronto on February 5, in partnership with the Ontario Trillium Foundation. In parallel, Innoweave will run a facilitator training session for organizations and individuals who are interested in running a future Innoweave DE workshop in their community or within their network. All workshop materials are freely available at www.innoweave.ca.

Applications to attend the February 5 workshop and February 4-5 facilitator training are due January 16.

The DE 201 is available now

The McConnell and IICRD publication “DE 201: A Practitioner’s Guide to Developmental Evaluation” is now available to be downloaded for free or purchased online. (more…)