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Are we making a difference? Robust approaches to planning, monitoring and achieving outcomes

Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Community of Interest, Toronto Chapter

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Join the KTE COP Toronto Chapter in an upcoming presentation by Dr. Sarah Morton, Director, Outcome Focus and Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

About the Presentation

Increasingly organizations and services are asked to deliver better outcomes to the people and communities they serve. Research organizations are also asked to demonstrate how their research contributes to society. However, this is often done without full consideration of what outcomes are important, nor how they can be meaningfully assessed.

This presentation will explore what is meant by outcomes, how to meaningfully plan, monitor, reflect and assess outcomes, and the challenges of gathering and combining the diverse evidence needed to assess progress towards outcomes. The presentation builds on Sarah’s long experience in assessing outcomes, and recent work to develop support systems for organisations seeking to work and report in an outcome-focused way.

About the speaker

Dr Sarah Morton is Director, Matter of Focus and Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

Sarah is internationally recognized for her work developing innovative approaches to ensure that decision-makers have access to the best evidence for taking organisations, policies and practices forward. She has done this through creating channels for getting research into the real world (at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships), broadening understanding of the interaction between research, policy and practice ( through work with UNICEF, What Work Scotland and other research), and working alongside organisations to use evidence for improving services for the families and communities they serve (with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Starcatchers, The Scottish Book Trust, Shelter Scotland and others). Sarah has pioneered a participatory approach to using contribution analysis to understand and achieve outcomes.

Sarah’s background is in social sciences and participation. She has a degree in Sociology, and Masters degree in Community Education and Social Policy by Research, and a PhD in Social Policy. She held a variety of networking, policy development and research roles in the voluntary sector with Children in Scotland, Learning Link Scotland and the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations. She has ten years experience of tutoring adult learners in community settings and with the Open University. She worked in Knowledge exchange at the University of Edinburgh from 2001-2017.

Join the KTE COP Toronto Chapter in an upcoming presentation by Dr. Sarah Morton, Director, Outcome Focus and Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 4 - 6 PM (Eastern Time)
Location:
Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9

Description of Presentation

Increasingly organizations and services are asked to deliver better outcomes to the people and communities they serve. Research organizations are also asked to demonstrate how their research contributes to society. However, this is often done without full consideration of what outcomes are important, nor how they can be meaningfully assessed.

This presentation will explore what is meant by outcomes, how to meaningfully plan, monitor, reflect and assess outcomes, and the challenges of gathering and combining the diverse evidence needed to assess progress towards outcomes. The presentation builds on Sarah’s long experience in assessing outcomes, and recent work to develop support systems for organisations seeking to work and report in an outcome-focused way.

About the speaker

Dr Sarah Morton is Director, Outcome Focus and Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

Sarah is internationally recognized for her work developing innovative approaches to ensure that decision-makers have access to the best evidence for taking organisations, policies and practices forward. She has done this through creating channels for getting research into the real world (at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships), broadening understanding of the interaction between research, policy and practice ( through work with UNICEF, What Work Scotland and other research), and working alongside organisations to use evidence for improving services for the families and communities they serve (with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Starcatchers, The Scottish Book Trust, Shelter Scotland and others). Sarah has pioneered a participatory approach to using contribution analysis to understand and achieve outcomes.

Sarah’s background is in social sciences and participation. She has a degree in Sociology, and Masters degree in Community Education and Social Policy by Research, and a PhD in Social Policy. She held a variety of networking, policy development and research roles in the voluntary sector with Children in Scotland, Learning Link Scotland and the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations. She has ten years experience of tutoring adult learners in community settings and with the Open University. She worked in Knowledge exchange at the University of Edinburgh from 2001-2017.

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Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9
Canada

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Knowledge Transfer & Exchange Community of Interest, Toronto Chapter

The Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTECOP) is a network of KTE practitioners and researchers who share KTE practices and experience, build peer relationships for information exchange and support, build KTE capacity, advance knowledge of KTE effectiveness, and share KTE events, job opportunities and other related KTE activities. For more information visit www.ktecop.ca.

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