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# Outline

## Course Overview

- Section 1: What is a Logic Model?
- Section 2: More about Outcomes
- Section 3: More about Your Program “Logic”
- Section 4: What Does a Logic Model Look Like?
- Section 5: How Do I Draw a Logic Model?
- Section 6: How Good is My Logic Model?
- Section 7: Using Logic Models in Evaluation: Indicators and Measures

## Section 1: What is a Logic Model?

- A Logic Model is a map
- Logic modeling is a way of thinking
- A simple Logic Model
- Some everyday examples
- An expanded simple Logic Model
- Example of simple Logic Model
- Full Logic Model framework
- Components of Logic Models – Situation
- Situation – Examples
- Situation – Priorities
- Inputs
- Outputs
- Outcomes
- Assumptions
- External Factors
- Let’s practice! Input-Output-Outcome terminology
- Let’s practice! Logic Model puzzle
- Why use the Logic Model?
- Section summary

## Section 2: More About Outcomes

- The importance of Outcomes
- So what?
- Outputs vs. Outcomes
- Examples of Outputs vs. Outcomes
- Focus of Outcomes
- Identifying Outcomes
- Let’s practice! Who chooses Outcomes?
- Chain of Outcomes
- Intermediary Outcomes
- Let’s practice! Constructing an “Outcome Chain”
- Determining where to stop
- Outcome criteria
- Outcome statements
- Let’s practice! Writing Outcome statements
- Targets for Outcomes
- Unintended Outcomes
- Considerations when defining outcomes
- Section summary

## Section 3: More about your Program “Logic”

- Linkages– Theory of Action
- What is Theory of Change?
- If-then relationships
- Let’s practice! If-then relationships
- Multiple chains and directional flows
- Let’s practice! Check the linkages
- Where does Program Theory of Change come from?
- Section summary

## Section 4: What Does a Logic Model Look Like?

- A caution about the linearity of Logic Models
- Logic Models come in various shapes and sizes
- Elements that affect the look of Logic Models
- Multiple Logic Models
- Cultural adaptations
- Let’s practice! What does your Logic Model look like?
- Section summary

## Section 5: How Do I Draw a Logic Model?

- Logic Model development is a PROCESS
- Getting started
- Involving others
- Creating a Logic Model
- Creating a Logic Model for a NEW PROGRAM – Planning – Starting at the end
- Creating a Logic Model for a NEW PROGRAM – Planning – Starting with existing resources
- Creating a Logic Model for an EXISTING PROGRAM – Evaluation, management, and communications
- Let’s Practice! Create a Logic Model
- Let’s Practice! Draw your Logic Model
- Section summary

## Section 6: How Good is My Logic Model?

- Standards of quality
- Criteria 1: Meaningful
- Criteria 2: Plausible
- Criteria 3: Doable
- Criteria 4: Testable
- Let’s practice! Logic Model review exercise
- Common pitfalls in creating and using Logic Models
- Limitations of Logic Models
- Section summary

## Section 7: Using Logic Models in Evaluation: Indicators and Measures

- Where does evaluation fit in a Logic Model?
- How do Logic Models help in evaluation?
- What to evaluate? – The focus
- What will the evaluation seek to answer? – The questions
- Who will use the evaluation?
- Example of a Logic Model with evaluation questions
- Common categories of evaluation questions
- Clarifying the evaluation question(s)
- How will you know it? – The indicators
- Logic Models and indicators
- Selecting meaningful indicators
- Examples of indicators
- Properties of indicators
- Timing
- Evaluation designs
- Data collection
- Sampling
- Instrumentation
- WRAP-UP: A complete evaluation plan
- Section summary