Example: Objectives and Options
It is clear that there is a raft of alternative options surrounding evidence collection. We want to show our funders, we are meeting the needs of our members by focussing on systems and processes that support them, as well as, pondering the future, together with, the growth and development of our peer programs. It may be helpful to seek guidance via a table of options (shown below). This table builds on the content developed during our last section of the training package, with new content shown in the green shaded column. The table can act as a type of smorgasbord, which may entice you to indulge. The buffet option is popular; this is due to its endless possibilities and great value. However, reduced quality is likely, given it is made as a generic offering.
You may like to select the most appropriate items, specific to your program from an A ’la Carte Menu of possibilities. You can then appraise the vast range of basic options, to decipher a combination, which perfectly suits your preferred style. Naturally, your own peer program will dictate the objectives decide upon. Nonetheless, the table below is provided to illustrate the information collection routes available to assess the objectives, rather than, to assist you with objective choices. Tailoring your evidence gathering is likely to give excellent information. However, designing new tools may utilise a high level of resources. Therefore, the focus on options suggested is on tools likely to be already available (or adaptable) for your needs, as well as, those that can serve multiple purposes.
Ensure you have next to you the answers you gave to the following Questions:
4.6, 4.7, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.14, 4.15 and 4.16.
These answers will form the basis for the next collection of self study questions.