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 firstname.lastname@example.org before registering for the workshops. To register visit bit.ly/RBABurlington
The four workshops:
Day 1, Thursday, June 8: 9am - 12pm - Kate McGowan 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, Thursday, June 15: 9am - 12pm - Hillary Orsini
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, Thursday, June 22: 9am - 12pm - Emily Marshia 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, Thursday, June29: 9am - 12pm - Kate McGowan
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 email@example.com, or (802) 258-9204.
Location: The Vermont Community Access Media facilities are state of the art and just recently available for these kinds of educational events. Parking is free and available onsite.
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.
Hillary Orsini, is a Benchmarks Lead Trainer and a Project Manager at Vermont Energy Investment Corportation. She has trained and coached hundreds of organizations across New England in the use of RBA and teaches "Outcomes and Evaluation for Learning Organizations" at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies. Hillary has presented her work nationally and internationally and is a member of the the Vermont Data Collaborative and the RBA Community of Practice Team.
Emily Marshia, is a Benchmarks Lead Trainer and the curret co-Executive Director of the Orange County Parent Child Center in Tunbridge, VT. She holds a BA in English Literature from St. Michael's College and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Woodbury College. Emily has been a trainer, coach and consultant with Benchmarks for a Better Vermont since 2014.