Designing Programs for Results

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Design Programs That Produce Powerful Outcomes

Grantmakers focus their investments on results and long-term impact, so it’s up to organizations to design solid approaches that meet their constituency’s needs, and to document the positive changes that result from those approaches. This workshop covers the major aspects of developing effective programs that will inspire support. This training is focused on program planning rather than writing proposals.  

The workshop’s content and duration are customized for each particular audience. The most common format is one or two days. This training is offered only as a sponsored option.

Who Should Take This Training

This training is specifically for staff and volunteers who engage in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs. It is relevant for all fields and can be customized to emphasize specific areas.

What You Learn

Designing Programs for Results leads participants through the process of:

  1. examining problems
  2. targeting realistic changes
  3. developing approaches to achieve those changes, and
  4. hammering out evaluation methods.

During the training you learn how to:

  • Identify and assess community needs
  • Document needs with relevant data
  • Specify realistic, measurable changes that will result from the proposed program
  • Connect the dots between the problem and the expected change
  • Articulate an approach capable of producing the desired change
  • Develop evaluation methods to assess achievement

How You Learn

Designing Programs for Results uses our Listen & Discuss, Do & Review® curriculum — the most effective approach for adult learners. Our training uses hands-on exercises so that participants retain what they learn. You leave this training with an abstract of your program as well as a network of colleagues. 


Bring This Workshop to Your Community!

This training is offered as a customized option. Let us know if you'd like to bring this training to your community.

Email Cathleen Kiritiz, President,, or call (800) 421-9512.ext 6.

You may also want to visit our Customized Training page.