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Using Program Logic Models for Planning Evaluations: Benefits and Potential Pitfalls

Toronto, Ontario
October 3, 2012

The next Centre for Research on Inner City Health ACHIEVE Research
training module is an intensive workshop focused on the use of program logic models to plan evaluations. 

Using program logic models for planning evaluations: benefits and potential pitfalls

Date: Wednesday October 3rd, 2012
Time: 9am-2pm
Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto, Room 136
Who should attend: ACHIEVE Fellows, other trainees and health care researchers interested in the use of program logic models for evaluation planning
RSVP: Nakia Lee Foon, by September 20, 2012

This Module will be led by Dr. Brian Rush from the Center for Addiction on Mental Health. Participants will be introduced to the reasons for gathering evaluation feedback and different models/strategies to address them through the use of examples from addiction and mental health services. Participants will also learn about the origins of program logic models, its evolution over time and connect with both program planning and evaluation activities. Further, the advantages and limitations of logic models in the evaluation context, including areas where they need supplementary approaches will be discussed. This module will also be intermixed with brief "buzz groups" focused on key questions for discussion. At end of this module participants will have an increased understanding of various evaluation strategies; the purposes of engaging in evaluation activity; how to start a healthy evaluation process; the role of program logic models in planning an evaluation; and potential benefits and pitfalls.