Theory of Change workshop
Fri May 17th
1pm to 5pm
7-14 Great Dover St
SE1 4YR London
£99 per delegate. Additional delegates from the same institution will receive a 20% discount.
The new five year Access and Participation plan guidance requires widening participation departments to demonstrate a clear overarching theory of change.
Every provider’s plan will need to show how the assessment of performance has informed the strategic aims, objectives and targets which have determined the measures and investment necessary to deliver them.
Brightside’s impact performance approach has an overarching theory of change, which is showcased as an example of best practice in the Office for Students research into evaluating pre-16 outreach activities. Brightside has been described by Dr Julian Crockford from the University of Sheffield as “sector-leading in its deep commitment to effective and robust evaluation. They have built a detailed approach to evaluation based upon a fully developed theory of change, which is embedded in and informed by their mentoring practice and delivery. Brightside is a shining light in the sector, and has much by way of example to offer us HE-based outreach evaluators.”
Brightside is keen to ensure that our learning is shared within the sector, and will be holding a half-day workshop for widening participation practitioners covering the following:
Developing an overarching theory of change
- Identifying long-term goals
- Identifying assumptions that underpin your work
- Linking outreach activities to strategic aims, objectives and targets
Developing an impact framework including aims, outcomes, measurements and inputs
Identifying pragmatic approaches to impact measurement
Using quality metrics to understand and improve impact
This workshop will develop your knowledge and confidence in theory of change approaches to prepare you for the new five year Access and Participation plans. It is designed for widening participation practitioners, especially those who are unfamiliar with theory of change models.