Conducting a Needs Assessment Developing a Strategic Plan & Logic Model. Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc.
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Unified Solutions Tribal Community
Development Group, Inc.
This presentation is produced under Grant No. 2012-MU-GX-KO04 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
At the end of the workshop, OVC Consolidated Tribal Victim Assistance (CTVA) and Children's Justice Act (CJA) Grantees will:
What is Strategic Planning?
Strategic planning is an organizational management activity that is used to:
Five reasons to develop a Strategic Plan:
“How can we better align all our resources to maximize our strategic success?”, and
What is a Community Needs Assessment?
A Community Needs Assessment is:
Four reasons to conduct a needs assessment
What does the acronym S.W.O.T. stand for in conducting a needs assessment?
Who are Key Stakeholders?
Who Might be a Key Stakeholder for your CJA or CTVA Program?
What is a Logic Model?
A logic model is...
What are four reasons to develop a Logic Model?
2. Program Implementation/Management
Logic modeling is really a way of thinking.
A picture is worth a thousands words!
What are the Steps in developing a Logic Model?
Step 1: Determine the purpose of the logic model and who will use it, for what.
Step 2: Involve others.
Step 3: Set the boundaries for the logic model.
Step 4: Understand the situation.
Step 5: Explore the research, knowledge base, and what others have done/are doing.
A Simple Logic Model
In its simplest form, a logic model looks like this:
This graphic representation shows the logical relationships between:
The resources that go into a program.
The activities the program undertakes.
The changes or benefits that result.
The logic model describes the sequence of events thought to bring about benefits or change over time.
Inputs are the resources invested that allow us to achieve the desired outputs.Outputs are activities conducted or products created that reach targeted participants/populations. Outputs lead to outcomes.
Outcomes are changes or benefits for individuals, families, groups, businesses, organizations, and communities. Outcomes occur along a path from shorter-term achievements to longer-term achievements (impact).
Outcomes answer the questions “So what?”
Let's take a simple example, one that we all are likely to relate to. You are suffering from a severe headache. Your experience says that certain pills help. So, the logic model shows that first you need to get the pills. Then, you take the pills as prescribed. As a consequence, you feel better. The end result is that the headache is gone and you feel better as a result.
We actually use the logic model every day. Think about being hungry. What does that feel like? What do you need? What do you want to do? Probably what you want is some type of food. So, first you need to find that food. Then, you need to eat that food. Then, you will be satisfied and feel better.
How Do I Draw a Logic Model?
What does the acronym S.M.A.R.T. stand for in strategic planning?
Outcomes that are:
Specific: concrete; who or what is expected to change
Measurable: can see, hear, count, smell it
Attainable: likely to be achieved
Results-oriented: meaningful, valued results
Timed: target date
Now it is
For individualized assistance with developing your program needs assessment, strategic plan, and logic model contact:
Stanley L. Pryor, Project Director
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Extension: 700
Dianne Barker Harrold, Resource Delivery Coordinator
Telephone: (877) 216-9914 Extension: 701
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