Science-Based Innovation Training

Reimagining Program Development and Evaluation
November 18, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Gutman Conference Center, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University will host a Science-Based Innovation Training on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Cambridge, MA. Registration is now open on a first-come, first-served basis.

During this one-day training, you will be introduced to the IDEAS Impact Framework, a new approach to program development and evaluation. This framework helps to understand the specifics of how a program works, for whom it works (and does not work), and in what contexts it works.

This training is ideal for anyone involved in the development, implementation, or evaluation of programs for children and families. Past participants have come from a wide range of settings, including community-based organizations, non-profits, universities, philanthropic organizations, and policymakers. Participants have learned how to:

  • improve the impact of their program

  • understand the underlying mechanisms of a program by co-creating an evaluation plan with multiple stakeholders

  • redefine how they evaluate program effectiveness