Results-Based Accountability-Rutland: 4-Part Training Series

This four-part, tool-based training series introduces the key components of Results-Based Accountability, with a focus on program performance. No prior experience with RBA is necessary. Each three-hour workshop will introduce a tool or concept and allow ample time for teams to practice and receive feedback. By the end of the series, participants have  walked through the process of embedding RBA into a program. Participants are encouraged to come in organizational teams, including management, staff, and board members, although individuals are welcome to join.
The training is held for four weeks, with about 90 minutes of work expected between trainings. Participants are expected to attend all four trainings. If you have scheduling conflicts, please contact Julie van der Horst Jansen at jjansen@gradschool.marlboro.edu before registering for the workshops.
The four workshops will progress as follows:
Day 1, Wednesday, April 5: 9am – 12pm
We will start with the basics of Results-Based Accountability with an overview explaining the difference between population level accountability and performance level accountability. We will then take a deep dive into performance management, developing RBA grids for participant programs.
Day 2, Wednesday, April 12: 9am – 12pm
The second day is devoted to working with data, identifying the headline measures that you will use to measure progress at your organization or program, and developing data collection strategies.
Day 3, Wednesday, April 19: 9am – 12pm
After two weeks of preparation, teams prepare to start using their data in organizational decision making. The “Turn the Curve” exercise is introduced at the program level. This is a tool-based, hands on workshop introducing the potential of RBA to be used to structure meetings and solve problems.
Day 4, Wednesday, April 26: 9am – 12pm
The series comes to a close and we wrap up by answering lingering questions and discussing a culture of accountability in the work-place and organizational integration of RBA. Links are made to state-wide outcomes and indicators.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie van der Horst Jansen, BusinessManager with Benchmarks for a Better Vermont at jjansen@gradschool.marlboro.edu, or (802) 258-9204. To learn more about RBA, visit the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont website at www.bbvt.marlboro.edu.

Location

BROC is generously hosting the event in their nonprofit space.

Parking Information

Parking is free and available onsite.

The Trainer

Kate McGowan, is a Benchmarks Lead Trainer and the Executive Director of the United Way of Addison County. She has worked to successfully integrate RBA into the work of the United Way, and has coached and trained nonprofit organizations throughout Vermont through her involvement with Benchmarks. Kate has attended numerous trainings with Mark Friedman, and was certified as a Results-Based Accountability trainer in 2014.

 

Refunds

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