Training and Coaching
With a results-based approach, top-notch training, and a cadre of committed trainers and coaches, Benchmarks for a Better Vermont strengthens the mission-driven sector’s capacity to make significant, sustained improvements in the well-being of our communities.
Learn more about our suite of RBA workshops and coaching opportunities below. As a program of the Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College, we are uniquely positioned to develop cross-disciplinary workshops, facilitation, and training. We have successfully facilitated RBA for strategic planning, coached coalitions in the integration of RBA and Collective Impact, and trained organizations in using data for storytelling.
If you have a unique opportunity please get in in touch!
RBA for Boards
This workshop provides a tailored introduction to RBA highlighting the strong distinction between population and performance, and the need for partnerships. This training is highly customizable depending on organizational size and familiarity with RBA, as well as board composition.
3 hours to 1 day
Turn the Curve Exercise
Facilitation offered at the population or performance level. The expectation is that groups will have developed results and indicators, or performance measures respectively. The workshop takes participants through the turn the curve exercise, resulting in ready to use work plans for organizations or teams.
1 to 2 days
Results Based Accountability 101
An indepth introduction to RBA followed by guided facilitation of performance grid development and turn the curve exercises. The workshop is flexible and can focus on population level results and indicators, performance level measures, or both.
1 - 2 days
Introduction to RBA
An overview of basic RBA concepts and tools including clarity of language, differentiation between population and performance, an introduction to the seven questions, results and indicators, and the three types of performance measures. It is an important component in understanding the RBA methodology and beginning to embed RBA in organizations.
Minimum of 2.5 hours
Creative Ways to Gather Data
As organizations develop metrics and start collecting data, there is a tendency to rely on the survey as an inexpensive, easily analyzed tool. But is the survey the only tool you should be using? In this workshop, we introduce the building blocks for creating a useable system for data collection, as well as tools beyond the survey to take your organization to the next level.
Coaching is the most flexible option in the Benchmarks for a Better Vermont suite of RBA support. It is offered at the individual, team, or organizational level, and begins with dialogue to create a scope of work and outcomes that will best serve your needs.
Coaching begins with an introduction to RBA, and is tailored to meet the needs of individual organizations or teams. Coaches generally help embed RBA in the organizational culture through weekly guidance, feedback, and support. This style of support has proved to be an invaluable resource for organizations working to truly utilize the Results Based Accountability methodology in their work.
Minimum of 3 months
The data audit assumes that organizations have already developed performance measures. A BBVT trainer specializing in evaluation will guide the selection of headline measures and develop systems and schedules to ensure that data is organized and utilized regularly in decision making.
Minimum of 1 month