Instructor: Ryan Watkins (The Evaluators Institute (TEI))

Time: 8/1/2018 – 10/1/2018

Description: The earliest decisions that lead to projects or programs are among the most critical in determining long term success. Needs assessments support this earliest phase of project development with proven approaches to gathering information and making justifiable decisions. During this course, the participants learned how needs assessment tools and techniques help to identify, analyze, prioritize, and accomplish the results you really want to achieve. Filled with practical strategies, tools, and guides, the workshop covered both large-scale, formal needs assessments and less formal assessments that guide daily decisions. The workshop blends rigorous methods and realistic tools that can help to make informed and reasoned decisions. Together, these methods and tools offer a comprehensive, yet realistic, approach to identifying needs and selecting among alternative paths forward.