Training sessions/Proposals/Outcome Mapping

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Capturing Social Change through Outcome Mapping
Jaime Anstee
Outcome Mapping is an evaluation approach developed in 2001 for evaluation which places people at the center and looks at changes in behavior to define outcomes.
Importantly, program outcomes are defined as “changes in behavior, relationships, activities, or actions of the people, groups, and organizations with whom a program works directly” and “individuals, groups, and organizations with whom the program interacts directly” as well as “those with whom the program anticipates opportunities for influence” are considered “boundary partners” and brought to the center of the outcomes mapping approach (Earl, Carden, & Smutylo, 2001, p.1).
In the Wikimedia world of programs, outcome mapping strategies can help us to gather data on the contributions that our programs make in terms of bringing about social and environmental changes in our communities and partnerships around the world. Changes that help to build toward greater engagement in open and free knowledge that may not be directly tied to online metrics.

Participants will be taught about a about a few specific strategies from the outcome mapping framework (30 minutes) and then working on a few applied learning exercises to complete a mapping of their own (or a shared) project's target's for social influence and identify next steps for capturing some key changes in behavior, relationships, and/or actions which we wish to influence through our community and program partnerships.

Targeted participants
Community leaders working to influence social change to increase participation in and support for Wikimedia partnerships and projects.

Preparatory readings or materials
Additional information and learning resources Outcome Mapping: Building Learning and Reflection into Development Programs Presentation materials will be added later.

Interested attendees