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Monday, June 14
 

8:30am EDT

W1, Part I: Goals: Putting a Deadline on Your Vision | Setting, Monitoring & Evaluating Your Goals
People can easily understand the value and necessity of personal goals. Larger, more encompassing goals, however, are often met with doubt about feasibility and practicality or even whether they are needed at all. This workshop will examine how goals are already at work in our lives and what that means to us individually and collectively. We will use hands-on tools to illustrate the value of setting goals; the unintended consequences of not having goals and the importance of writing them down and committing to achieving them - No matter what!

Monday June 14, 2010 8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Ambassador Ballroom

8:30am EDT

W2: Modern Measures and Metrics: Assessing Health Workforce Training and Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop attendees will learn about new measures of program quality, new approaches for detecting complex performance outcomes, and a synthesis of existing research to inform instructional design and the evaluation of future training programs. The session will introduce modern metrics, measures, efficacy, and validation tools and practices.

Monday June 14, 2010 8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Congressional Room

8:30am EDT

W3: How to Develop a Health Insurance Scheme Targeted to the Poor
Limited Capacity seats available

Many countries that subscribe to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have committed to ensuring access to basic health services for their citizens. Health insurance has been considered and promoted as the major financing mechanism to improve access to health services, as well to provide financial risk protection.

Monday June 14, 2010 8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Hampton Ballroom

8:30am EDT

W4, Part I: Let Us Walk you Through Designing your Health Care Improvement Project!
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop is aimed at enabling participants to design their own improvement project applying the principles of modern health care improvement to the participant's area of choice.The workshop will provide an overview to the principles and methods of health care improvement. It aims at developing participants' knowledge and skills in the principles and methods of modern health care improvement, including aim-setting, indicator development, process analysis, and developing tests of change using plan-do-study-act cycles for implementing improvement interventions. It will contain a series of short plenary presentations and small group exercises, as well as plenary discussions, Q&A, and reflection. Examples of improvements achieved in different areas of care in developing country settings will be given throughout the workshop.This workshop will allow participants to design their own QI project with hands-on guidance from HCI field and headquarters staff. The main steps in designing an improvement project will be discussed, followed by small group work assisted by HCI facilitators to allow participants to apply the principles to design an improvement project based on a real priority for improvement they have identified. The example used in the workshop will be based on the Framework for Improving Care for Patients on Antiretroviral Theapy. However, participants will be able to chose an example of their own to design their improvement project during the day.

Monday June 14, 2010 8:30am - 11:30am EDT
Blue Room

1:00pm EDT

W4, Part II: Let Us Walk you Through Designing your Health Care Improvement Project!
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop is aimed at enabling participants to design their own improvement project applying the principles of modern health care improvement to the participant's area of choice.The workshop will provide an overview to the principles and methods of health care improvement. It aims at developing participants' knowledge and skills in the principles and methods of modern health care improvement, including aim-setting, indicator development, process analysis, and developing tests of change using plan-do-study-act cycles for implementing improvement interventions. It will contain a series of short plenary presentations and small group exercises, as well as plenary discussions, Q&A, and reflection. Examples of improvements achieved in different areas of care in developing country settings will be given throughout the workshop.This workshop will allow participants to design their own QI project with hands-on guidance from HCI field and headquarters staff. The main steps in designing an improvement project will be discussed, followed by small group work assisted by HCI facilitators to allow participants to apply the principles to design an improvement project based on a real priority for improvement they have identified. The example used in the workshop will be based on the Framework for Improving Care for Patients on Antiretroviral Theapy. However, participants will be able to chose an example of their own to design their improvement project during the day.

Monday June 14, 2010 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Blue Room

1:00pm EDT

W5: Logic Models: Platform for Monitoring & Evaluation Planning, Implementation, and Use of Findings
Limited Capacity seats available

Logic models are used to describe important components of a program and link activities to intended outcomes. For the purposes of monitoring and evaluation, a wellconstructed logic model directly informs the selection of specific questions to be addressed; discussion of data needs; and translation of findings to real-world recommendations for improvement. The workshop addresses two key questions:
(1) What are the hallmarks of a well-constructed, scientifically-sound, and useful logic model?
(2) How do we maximize the use of high-quality logic models for monitoring and evaluation planning, implementation and use of findings?

Monday June 14, 2010 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hampton Ballroom

1:00pm EDT

W6: Scaling up with the Endpoint in Mind: What every Program Should Consider in Terms of Principles
This workshop is designed to: 1) Orient participants to models and principles for scaling up 2) Provide a set of principles for choosing scaling up strategies and planning scale up from the beginning of a pilot program 3) Provide guidance on monitoring and evaluating processes of taking a program or service to scale Description: At some point in their career, most people and organizations get involved in scaling up programs or services and expend significant time, energy, and resources in the process. Too often, though, little reflection is given to theory-based models of change and defining measurable outcomes of success. At different stages in scaling up processes, decisions of those guiding scale up will lead to (or not) achieving sustainable results. Using an interactive, case-study based approach, this workshop will provide an overview of critical issues - programmatic and measurement - to consider to assure your organization's scaling up efforts are successful and sustainable.

Monday June 14, 2010 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Executive Room
 
Friday, June 18
 

10:00am EDT

W8: A Demonstration of the STEPS (Steps to Transforming Evaluation Practice for Social Change)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will understand how the STEPS resource can facilitate their work. Participants will understand how STEPS can support a participatory rights-based social justice approach to program planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will understand what is unique to the STEPS resource. Participants will understand how STEPS can help them create locally meaningful and measurable objectives and indicators.Description: Demonstration of the STEPS (Steps to Transforming Evaluation Practice for Social Change) program planning, monitoring and evaluation resource. Participants will (ideally) be accessing the STEPS resource on computers for much of the workshop. (STEPS is a free program planning, monitoring and evaluation resource, funded by the Ford Foundation, on the web and CD, in English and Spanish.) STEPS is intended for organizations working towards the goals of women's empowerment and gender equality, especially those in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The workshop will demonstrate how STEPS can help organizations apply a rights-based social justice perspective to their program planning, monitoring and evaluation process. It will include showing participants how STEPS teaches and supports the program development process- for example arguing for and teaching how to develop a Theory of Change, and helping users break down complex social and health concepts, such as women's empowerment, into measurable and locally relevant components that can be the basis for programming and evaluation. STEPS emphasizes self-learning in order to make M&E a meaningful and continuous aspect of the program process. It supports those who are most familiar with the program -those who directly provide services and the recipients of those services - to actively participate in M&E. This workshop will demonstrate how STEPS can assist organizations in making the program process a continual cycle of learning, improvement, and accountability.

Friday June 18, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Embassy Room

10:00am EDT

W8: A Demonstration of the STEPS (Steps to Transforming Evaluation Practice for Social Change)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will understand how the STEPS resource can facilitate their work. Participants will understand how STEPS can support a participatory rights-based social justice approach to program planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Participants will understand what is unique to the STEPS resource. Participants will understand how STEPS can help them create locally meaningful and measurable objectives and indicators.Description: Demonstration of the STEPS (Steps to Transforming Evaluation Practice for Social Change) program planning, monitoring and evaluation resource. Participants will (ideally) be accessing the STEPS resource on computers for much of the workshop. (STEPS is a free program planning, monitoring and evaluation resource, funded by the Ford Foundation, on the web and CD, in English and Spanish.) STEPS is intended for organizations working towards the goals of women's empowerment and gender equality, especially those in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The workshop will demonstrate how STEPS can help organizations apply a rights-based social justice perspective to their program planning, monitoring and evaluation process. It will include showing participants how STEPS teaches and supports the program development process- for example arguing for and teaching how to develop a Theory of Change, and helping users break down complex social and health concepts, such as women's empowerment, into measurable and locally relevant components that can be the basis for programming and evaluation. STEPS emphasizes self-learning in order to make M&E a meaningful and continuous aspect of the program process. It supports those who are most familiar with the program -those who directly provide services and the recipients of those services - to actively participate in M&E. This workshop will demonstrate how STEPS can assist organizations in making the program process a continual cycle of learning, improvement, and accountability.

Friday June 18, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Embassy Room

11:00am EDT

W1, Part II: Improving Your Work: Real Ways to Put to Work What You've Learned
Practical ways to use goals in your work:
1. Getting clear. This activity is meant to help participants focus on their own work and how goals can help.
2. What did you come away with? Review and discussion of Session Notes. (Time will be allotted for workshop attendees that did not participate in first workshop to fill in Session Notes worksheets, which are the pages we are suggesting be part of the conference manual.)
3. Networking. Participants will be broken out into smaller groups and asked to meet at least 3 new people with the goal of finding out what that person does and where and then proposing ways that person can get on track to meet their goals.
4. Taking action: Gaining momentum now! Workshop will close with a yearly goal setting exercise. Participants will be asked to set at least one important goal that they will commit to making; they will monitor their progress on a monthly basis and finally commit to returning to the conference next year and to "report"

Friday June 18, 2010 11:00am - 12:45pm EDT
Blue Room