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Defining and Measuring apparently Intangible Outcomes (DMIO) for Big Society and Similar Projects (WS5894)
Wednesday, 5th December 2012, London Euston
Defining & Measuring apparently Intangible Outcomes (DMIO) for Big Society and similar Projects
DMIO is a systematic and effective approach for constructing measurable project / bid / tender outcomes, and progress milestones, in circumstances where there do not appear to be easily identifiable concrete outcomes.
The current economic climate has reduced the total amount of funding available for projects and activities such as the Big Society. This means more competition and greater scrutiny of bids, tenders and project designs to ensure best value and impact. This, in turn, implies the need for a clear and innovative definition of achievable outcomes.
Many interventions to do with: re-engagement; communication; volunteering; health, fitness & life improvement; first or re-employment; training; vocational education and similar activities are process driven. This is particularly so when the participants are being newly engaged or re-engaged into active involvement and where they are unable or unlikely to achieve a typical, measurable hard outcome at the first attempt.
The DMIO approach allows project designers, project managers, commissioning organisations and those tasked with performance measurement not only to describe softer aims and objectives in solid language but also to demonstrate and measure progress and value during the project.
Key Workshop Topics
- The importance of and how to develop clarity of purpose.
- Identifying and exploring what can be measured and how, utilising a wide range of people, service, environmental and other project contexts.
- The DMIO methodology – exploring through a range of practical tasks how this systematic approach can facilitate the development of precise and measurable project outcomes and progress milestones.
- Measuring Success – implementing the DMIO approach through practical outcome and progress milestones development exercises and tasks, focused on the big society ideas of the workshop participants, or specific scenarios, designed to help participants take away tangible results they can use back at the ranch.
This one day workshop will be informative and interactive using the needs and ideas of the sectors present to demonstrate the development of outcome measures in traditionally difficult areas. The workbook will include tools and examples of the DMIO approach.
Learning will be facilitated through:
- presentation of examples of good practice
- group and individual problem solving exercises
- analysis and evaluation of project scenarios
- tutor feedback to individuals
- participants’ critical evaluation of their own ideas and approaches
- comparative analysis of the ideas and approaches of other workshop participants.
Our faciliator has worked with National Training Resources since 1996 and a lead tutor/consultant for the “Excellence in Learning” team since its inception in 2001, delivering workshops, facilitated development groups and specific consultancy. He specialises in management, staff and organisational development in some of the more strategic and technical areas of the Common Inspection Framework such as Retention and Achievement, Management & Leadership.
With over 20 years teaching and management experience in schools, Further Education and Higher Education, commercial training and 3 years as a Technical Advisor with QCA (formerly NCVQ), he established a Training, Development and Research Consultancy in 1998.
Key areas of work include: design and development of training and people development solutions, performance assessment systems, training evaluation and quality assurance systems. Other mainstream activities include: training quality inspections, audits and development projects, education and training project management, innovative research projects and, more recently, the development of e-learning products.
He also works as an Additional Inspector with New Ofsted, and did work for the predecessor body the Training Standards Council from its inception, as a result of which he has extensive experience in training quality evaluation and development.
A pragmatic highly motivated problem solver, he works in both the public and private sectors, and clients include Hanson Aggregates Plc, Sheffield City Council, QCA, David Lloyd Tennis Centres, Yorkshire Forward (RDA), the NTO National Council, LSCs, Eastern Employers Association, English Football Association and Leeds Metropolitan University.
His work enables him to maintain a sound understanding both of the strategic aspects of education and training policy development, the practical effects such policies have and how they affect training providers and employers.
He is a trained “Investors in People” Advisor, EFQM Excellence Model Assessor and an ISO 9000 Internal Auditor.
Venue and Travel
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Tel: 0845 130 6152 or 01827 63919.
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