Documenting and Measuring Program Implementation and Organizational Response in the Midst of Overlapping Traumas
Program evaluation is the process of valuing an endeavor by understanding the associated costs (investments) and benefits (consequences) through systematic analysis of its components. It is often used for assessing the value of social programs, though program evaluation also can be beneficial for valuing the efforts and engagements of most non-profit organizations, Benefit Corporations, B Corporations, public-private partnerships, and many private for-profit entities.
At a time of global pandemic when the staff and beneficiaries of social programs are experiencing the same traumas and organizational stability is threatened by economic and structural challenges, new models of evaluation must emerge to capture the effects of overlapping traumas.
When the impact of trauma on a program or organization is documented and measured, it becomes possible for program designers and staff to develop plans that lessen the impact of trauma on program success and accelerate recovery from trauma-induced setbacks.
The MOTiSS (multiple and overlapping traumas in symbiotic systems) Evaluation Framework brings to the surface traditionally embedded institutional components of program design for examination, reflection, and interrogation, helping organizations to efficiently use resources and opportunities to move forward through particularly difficult times. Organizations are empowered to be proactive rather than reactive.
This course introduces participants to the MOTiSS Evaluation Framework developed by Kenyatha V. Loftis, Ph.D. (Course Instructor) and Rosalyn R. Loftis, co- founders of Solutions by L.SMURPHE.F. It describes the need for and contributions of the framework, and the course equips participants with the tools to utilize the MOTiSS Evaluation Framework in their organizations.
Kenyatha V. Loftis
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