Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Building an Assessment Plan to Demonstrate the Power of Your Program
Accreditation, funding and grant agencies, administrators and community partners all require details about your personal and program growth, success, purpose, and needs served. How do you develop and track meaningful information that exemplifies your efforts and success? Assessment is critical in running a business or program. Tracking quantitative and qualitative data in a manner that assists your business review yet demonstrates the story and power of your entity is mission critical. Routine internal and external assessment, review and reporting methods (client surveys, focus groups, polling, self-assessment, and administrative program review) will be examined to identify how these various types of assessments not only strengthen your program by identifying initiatives; but, helps to build agency, administrative, and community support. Change is difficult; but, the implementation of routine assessment measures identify which changes are needed and the urgency with which the changes need to be made. Data-informed decision making provides clarity and priority and a business ready assessment will determine if the implementation is plausible.