Working with Partners: How to Plan for Collaborative Outcome Measurement

Wednesday, 1/31/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Project Outcome: Measuring the True Impact of Public Libraries logo

Are you starting a partnership or have an existing partnership and want to measure the results of your combined efforts? A collaborative partnership is about having a common goal around better serving the ever-changing needs of your community and measuring outcomes can help you and your partner identify better ways to align your work to deliver more impactful community-based services. This webinar will focus on how to plan for collaborative outcome measurement with a partner, with a focus on partnerships between libraries and schools to stop the summer slide. Participants will hear from a library guest about their experience with collaborative partnerships and will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

This webinar is the first in a series featuring Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines, designed to help guide and provide additional support for outcome-focused data collection. Future topics to be covered include developing outcome measures, implementing alternative data collection methods and measuring outcomes over time. The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines are and how they help support libraries’ data collection efforts;
  • Know the benefits of collaborative partnerships and how other libraries are achieving success; and
  • Be able to apply the process for planning collaborative outcome measurement, including setting outcome-based goals, identifying which outcomes will best measure success and setting expectations for how the data will be used.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is open to everyone but will be most helpful to libraries interested in measuring outcomes for collaborative partnerships. The content and resources in this webinar are free but accessing them does require a Project Outcome account. Project Outcome is a free service provided by the Public Library Association. To learn more, watch this introductory video or register for free at www.projectoutcome.org.

Instructor

Emily PlagmanEmily Plagman is the project manager for PLA’s performance measurement initiative, Project Outcome, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, overseeing its development and implementation. Prior to joining PLA, Emily worked as a project manager at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on an energy efficiency grant. Emily received her Master’s in International Public Affairs from the LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s in Political Science at Marquette University.


Registration

Cost

THIS WEBINAR IS FREE, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED. You can register for this webinar until it begins, or until space is no longer available, whichever comes first. Please do not register unless you are sincere about attending the live webinar. Space is limited, and signing up and not attending may deprive someone else of the opportunity. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Archived Recording

If you're unable to register for this webinar, an archived recording will be freely available typically within 1–3 business of the live event. Visit PLA On-Demand Webinars for more information.

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be presented using the WebEx Event Center platform. You may listen to the audio portion of the webinar via your computer's speakers, headphones plugged into your computer's audio jack or USB port; or by dialing in with your telephone (your carrier's charges may apply) or Skype (by following the process outlined by Skype to place calls to land lines). We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the webinar. Groups will also want to have speakers or a sound system capable of amplifying the webinar audio for the entire room. No microphone is required.

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Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, but will provide a boilerplate certificate of completion for this webinar, which registrants—individuals and groups—can personalize as needed.

Contact

Questions about this webinar? Please contact us at info@projectoutcome.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5857.