How does one measure the success of a conference?
Typically this question is answered poorly, if at all – using "smile sheets" that ask questions such as, "Would you recommend this conference to a friend?"
Which all assumes that the reason for having a conference is to have a conference – an end unto itself.
What if the desired outcomes for a conference are bigger and broader than that?
What if the conference is seen as a beginning of an effort to create palpable outcomes on the ground in communities?
How might a group evaluate that kind of success?
That's the question we will begin to address Wednesday, April 9th at 1pm ET / 10am PT right here (at the bottom of this post).
The desired outcomes for the joint Creating the Future / Pennsylvania Association of Nopnrofit Orgs conference are the big hairy audacious kind:
- People building trust relationships, at the conference and in their community (and gaining the skills to do so)
- People building upon the wisdom and strength of each other (and gaining the skills to do so)
- People finding and building upon a shared vision for what's possible (and again, gaining the skills to do so)
If you are an evaluation geek; if you are an outcomes hound; if you've wondered how to evaluate BIG change in your own social change work… join us right here!
To watch the meeting, watch for the video to appear here. If it is a bit past the hour, please be patient – we may be running a bit late. To share your thoughts, ideas, questions, please tweet to the hashtag #CTFuture. See you right here!