Forming and Utilizing Logic Models in Program Development

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April 4, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Wm Michael Fleming
Presenter W. Michael Fleming, Ph.D., CFLE

Program accountability and sustainability is routinely required by funders and community stakeholders. Developing and articulating to stakeholders the resources required, the nature, intent and purpose of programs and their associated outcomes in the simplest of terms is needed. Logic models provide a conceptual framework that demonstrates and clearly communicates the steps of developing, implementing, and sustaining an educational program. Specifically, logic models help identify key components (i.e., inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes) that guide the planning, implementing, managing, evaluating, and reporting processes of the program.

This webinar will begin with an introduction to the core components of logic models and their ability to assist with program development, evaluation processes, and communication about the program. Examples of various logic models and how they are utilized in developing and evaluating programs will be shared. Discussion will then occur on how logic models can serve as a tool for engaging community partners in programmatic efforts and for preparing Family Life Educators who may work with community non-profits.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the components of logic models
  • Understand how logic models are utilized in program delivery and evaluation
  • Communicate how to develop a logic model for programmatic and educational purposes

Approved for 1 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

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About the Presenter

W. Michael Fleming, Ph.D., CFLE, is an associate professor in family services in the School of Applied Human Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and currently serves as the director of research and evaluation at the Patricia A. Tomson Center for Violence Prevention at UNI. He has directed evaluation efforts of several federal Department of Justice campus grants to gender violence on college campuses; evaluation efforts associated with approximately 45 secondary school violence implementation efforts across the state, and provides regular program development and evaluation consultation to community non-profit agencies. Working with logic models has been a core element of much of these efforts.  His scholarship, teaching, and community engagement focuses on the dynamics associated with interpersonal violence, high conflict relationships; engaging men in violence prevention, and implementation of systemic models of prevention and early intervention in gender violence in secondary schools and community agencies. He serves on the Iowa Department of Public Health Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisory Board, the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Iowa Department of Human Rights' Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Council, and on community and regional level task forces on sexual and domestic violence.  He has been a CFLE for 20+ years and has served on the CFLE Advisory Board, and has been an ongoing member of the CFLE Exam Writing Committee. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in human development and family studies and was a post-doctoral research fellow in program development and evaluation at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

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