Evaluation_Toolkit_Final_Logic_Model_7-5(1)

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Training Guide #2: Logic Models Where are we going? How will we get there? W HAT IS A L OGIC M ODEL ? A logic model is a visual representation of how your MRC unit works. It provides the logic for why you do what you do, and how your activities relate to the outcomes you are hoping to accomplish. It can take the form of a map, diagram, flow chart, or some other visual schematic that links program resources and activities to the desired results. The purpose of a logic model is to provide stakeholders (internal and external) with a road map that links the goals, objectives and strategies with the performance measures by specifying the resources and activities that are expected to lead to desired short- and long-term outcomes. That means the utility of the logic model is not limited to program planning, but extends to implementation and performance measurement as well. In fact, the logic model can serve as a guide to performance measurement by showing what is important to measure and when (see Guide #3: Performance Measurement). B ENEFITS OF D EVELOPING A L OGIC M ODEL Create a shared understanding of methodologies used to achieve program goals Visualize the pathway by which program resources will lead to desired results Identify program actions that are critical for goal attainment Build a common reference point for stakeholders, partners, and MRC volunteers Identify areas where performance measurement can be used to assess success. Get Ready … … Get Set … Go! Logic models provide a framework for understanding: Your current situation, Your desired end state, and How your resources link to activities to achieve results. EV AL U AT I O N TRAI N I N G GUIDES : #1: STRATEGIC PLANNING #2: LOGIC MODELS
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Why Use a Logic Model? The process of developing a logic model requires program planners and stakeholders to think systematically about what it is they want to accomplish and how they plan to do it. It also gives planners and stakeholders the flexibility to think through many different strategies or scenarios until they find the one that seems to works best. As with strategic planning, logic model development is meant to be an iterative process that is revisited when new information is obtained, lessons are learned, or operating conditions change. As noted earlier, the benefits of logic models extend fro program planning to implementation to evaluation. In program planning , the logic model is a useful tool to help further develop a program strategy that links goals to the resources needed and activities. It helps identify those activities most likely to lead to desired outcomes. It can also enhance your ability to clearly explain and illustrate program concepts to key stakeholders. This can be critical to securing the buy-in needed to get your program up and running. In
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