Leading Successful Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness is a one-week executive program introducing managers to a set of tools and strategies for using evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs.
You and your peers will immerse yourselves in a highly engaging, evidence-based learning environment that features a range of interactive activities, including case studies, discussions, exercises, presentations and readings. The curriculum provides an in-depth look at key aspects of understanding and implementing evidence-based strategies.
Further, this program makes extensive use of the case study method, which was pioneered at Harvard. Each case describes an actual situation and serves as a stimulus for you and your classmates to think through possible approaches and solutions to real-world problems. You'll reflect upon your professional experiences and meet daily in small groups and in class to discuss cases and exchange ideas.
The Leading Successful Programs curriculum will explore:
- The big questions you need to ask about the effectiveness of programs in your organization
- How to decide what data should be collected, and when
- The kinds of evaluations and other forms of assessment you should conduct
- The key methods to evaluate the impact of programs and when each should be used
- How you should make decisions about which programs to assess
- The role of randomized experiments in evaluating the impact of a program
- How you can make sense of mixed method evaluations and then integrate quantitative and qualitative information to design and implement better programs