Evaluating Programs Using Systems Thinking – Top Tips for Planning and Evaluating using Systems Theory
Thank you to Lewe Atkinson for being the guest speaker at February’s Tea & Buns.
In this Tea & Buns Dr Ruth Knight chatted with Lewe about the practical issues related to evaluating programs in 2022. If you have struggled with how to measure how your program is creating social or environmental impact, Lewe recommends starting with a systems thinking approach. Systems thinking gives us powerful ways to think about and evaluate systems change projects and complex programs.
This is an exciting conversation for anyone working in social purpose organisations including nonprofits or social enterprise, as well as evaluators and those funding community programs (e.g. grant makers and government).
Dr Lewe Atkinson heads up the Haines Centre, a leading-edge, global team of strategic management consultants, facilitators and trainers renowned for universal and practical application of systems thinking principles to business sustainability and impact measurement.