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Measuring group effectiveness

Much of our spiritual work takes place in groups. Being able to measure group performance can provide valuable feedback to enhance group effectiveness.

Evaluating programs  top^

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation

Provides guidance towards planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs.
Free Management Library, linked 09/14
http://managementhelp.org/evaluation/program-evaluation-guide.htm

Horizontal Evaluation: Stimulating Social Learning Among Peers

Describes a flexible method that can be applied in a range of settings to facilitate the sharing of information, experiences and knowledge.
Thiele, Devaux, Velasco & Manrique, ILAC, linked 09/14
http://www.cgiar-ilac.org/content/horizontal-evaluation-stimulating-social-learning-among-peers

Methods for Monitoring and Evaluation

A searchable Annex that summarizes 34 methods for specific monitoring and evaluation tasks, grouped into seven categories: Sampling-related methods, Core M&E methods, Discussion methods (for groups), Methods for spatially-distributed information, Methods for time-based patterns of change, Methods for analyzing linkages and relationships, and Methods for ranking and prioritizing.
IFAD website, linked 09/14
http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/guide/annexd/index.htm

WorldBank Monitoring and Evaluation: Some Tools, Methods and Approaches

This 26-page report includes the following: Performance indicators, Theory-based evaluation, Formal surveys, Rapid appraisal methods, Participatory methods, Cost-Benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and Impact evaluation.
World Bank website, linked 09/14
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTEVACAPDEV/Resources/4585672-1251481378590/MandE_tools_methods_approaches.pdf

Evaluating small groups  top^

Evaluating Your Ethics Committee

Provides examples of the types of questions you could ask for individuals to evaluate their performance in a group and to evaluate the functioning of the group as a whole.
Ascension Health website, linked 09/14
http://www.ascensionhealth.org/ethics/public/assessment_tools/evaluate_committee.asp

Tutorial Group Evaluation Processes

Developed by the Institute of Teaching and Learning, this piece presents a good summary of group processes that can be used both for evaluation and for idea generation.
Deakin University, linked 09/14
http://www.deakin.edu.au/itl/research-eval/evaluation/eval-tutegroup.php

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Monday, September 22, 2014