Impact. Are we making a difference?. João Armando G. - ESC 6th Forum on Youth Programme and Adult Resources Obidos, Portugal, 18 - 22 March 2009. Impact? What Impact?. What impact are we talking about? Internal: In young people? In local groups? In regions?
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Are we making a difference?
João Armando G. - ESC
6th Forum on Youth Programme and Adult Resources
Obidos, Portugal, 18 - 22 March 2009
What impact are we talking about?
(people, money, materials…)
(trainings, handbooks, camps…)
(People trained, participants in camps…)
(More progression, better acountability…)
Impact is all changes resulting from an activity, project or organisation. It includes
What was the last thing you have done that will probably have an Impact in the local groups of your association?
Culture is defined as a set of shared beliefs, values, customs, norms and behaviors that members of a society use to relate to their world and each other.
Democracy – strengthens committment of members
Decisions – more robust and less controversial
Knowledge – integrates different types of knowledge
Project – allows adjustments from the early phase
Quality in the decision making process – more sustained decisions improving the acceptance
Implementation – makes it easy
Website (+ Forums)
Conferences & Foruns
Making people go through a concrete experience is the best way to have an impact
Tell me and I’ll forget;Show me and I may remember; Involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese Proverb
William Edwards Deming(14/10/1900 – 20/12/1993)
Evaluation is a systematic process of collecting and analyzing information that determines to what extent an action, project or programme has achieved its defined goals and objectives.