Presentation on theme: "Nova Scotia Provincial Program Sites Need for Communication & Evaluation."— Presentation transcript:
Nova Scotia Provincial Program Sites Need for Communication & Evaluation
Communications Committee ‘Thinking Newsletter Social Media & Plan Public Blog External Communications
Coordination Blog Elluminate WebEx “ To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” ~Anthony Robbins Internal Communications
Our needs Our ToolsEvaluation “To listen well is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.” ~Chinese Proverb
Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted. ~Albert Einstein Statistical information can be a launch pad, not a destination. People like numbers. Counting Matters
Meets needs for pure statistical information Atlantic –wide Stats Currently under construction Tracker
1 Jan 2011 – 1 Jan 2012 Total users (not including wireless) 497,483 Bums in Seats
Age Groups Bums in Seats
New-Returning Bums in Seats
Traditional quantitative methods not giving the full picture Making Things Count- Why?
Decided to look around at some other non-traditional evaluation methods Cognitive Edge Sensemaking -Complex space -Networks (human, technical, biological) -Knowledge -Data collection and analysis -Good Practice Making Things Count- What?
Collector Site- Story Prompt
Making Things Count- How?
Counting things does matter But be careful about what you count and how you interpret What Matters in the End