On this page you will find the handouts that we provide at our workshops. We provide 2 different kinds of workshop, details of which you will find below.
MEI Workshop 1 – Making your data shine
This workshop supports groups to build a data strategy based on their organisational values and provides an overview of the tools that are currently available to groups for measuring impact. A list of the tools covered with links to relevant websites is in our resource list below.
MEI Workshop 2 – One-off encounters
On the basis of feedback from our first workshop we designed this hands-on session that looks specifically at the issue of how to collect meaningful data from short interventions or ‘one-off’ encounters with people seeking support.
The handout below sets out 6 steps designed to help groups communicate the importance of contact points or encounters to funders and some practical ideas for ensuring contact points with people seeking support are not over-burdened with data collection.
In this workshop we recommend an exercise in which frontline workersdescribe a significant place and time in which people seeking support make contact with their organisation. They describe the encounter as a process and from the person seeking support’s point of view. Below is an example we use in the workshop.
Most Significant Change
We have recently been recommending the use of the Most Significant Change approach to collecting data from the beneficiaries of a programme of support. This approach provides a basis for richer understanding of programme outcomes, as experienced by the people participating and benefitting from them and is easily communicated across teams.
MEI Symposium #1