Plan now to join Extension Educator, Patrick Nehring, for the Strengthening Your Organization Workshops:
Real Colors Workshop – October 22nd, 2021
Do you want to be able to communicate and collaborate more effectively with partners, co-workers, and volunteers? Learning about the different preferences and approaches that people have can enhance team communication and build trust within an organization. Using the theory of personality temperament, UW-Madison Extension will teach how to recognize your strengths and the strengths of others, listen and communicate more effectively, and enhance their ability to understand others. The workshop will be taught using the National Curriculum and Training Institute’s Real Colors.
Logic Model Workshop – December 17th, 2021
What is a logic model? In short, it is a visual depiction of a project or program and an evaluation plan. They are comprehensive plan of what we will do, and what doing those things will accomplish. Many foundation, local, state and national grants request a logic model and an evaluation plan as part of their competitive applications. How can Logic Models help develop and implement programming? How can your organization become more intentional about partnerships, programming and funding requests? Logic Models help think through processes with structure and deliberateness. Come learn how to develop – and use – these models to ground, grow or better explain your organization or projects. Participants will learn to “begin with the end in mind”, and throughout the session, work to describe both their work AND their expected outcomes, using a logic model template. Participants should come with a project or program in mind, and leave with a draft logic model.
Evaluating Your Program – February 11th, 2022
The best program plan includes a plan for evaluating the success of your program. Often, evaluation is a last minute thought as you head into an event – how can I get feedback from the group. Thoughtful evaluation begins well before the idea of the program or event, as your programming can be built right into your program or organization logic model, garnering efficient, effective and meaningful data. This highly interactive session will share information about types of evaluation, feedback formats, and connecting a long-term evaluation plan to long-term program planning. Learn the difference between outcomes and impacts, and strategies to measure both. Participants will complete a draft evaluation plan for one of their own projects.
Communicating Across Generations – April 8th, 2022
Generational differences can affect work and involvement in the community. The common attributes of different generations can be explained based on the theory that people develop the way they view the world based on what happens to them between middle school and college age. Because many of those influential events are national and worldwide, there are some common characteristics for different generations. Increase your understanding of generational differences and build rapport.
Location: STEM Innovation Center Board Room #131 UWGB Campus; 2019 Technology Way
Cost: $30 per workshop OR $100 for all four workshops
Participant min/max capacity: 8/20