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Wednesday, October 11 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Assessing Community Impact: Moving from Problems to Outcomes (90 mins)

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Measuring community impact involves a process of understanding how our community efforts move beyond simple product outputs to creating observable change in a community setting. The purpose of this presentation will be engage participants in an interactive experience that models the process of designing a community impact strategy. The presenter will distinguish between community outputs and community impact and engage participants in a series of activities that will challenge them to move beyond the typical boundaries of university-community relations into building mutually beneficial partnerships that identify needs, assets, strategies, and solutions. While traditional evaluations of community partnerships focus on the benefits to the university, this process will encourage participants to design strategies that can measure the efforts of our community engagement strategies in addressing the “wicked problems” that exist in our communities. Particular focus will be devoted to developing strategies to leverage funding, expertise, and resources to address a specified community problem.

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Marina Barnett

Associate Professor, Widener University
Marina Barnett, DSW is currently an Associate Professor in Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education. Dr Barnett teaches Social Welfare Policy, Organizational Practice and Grant Writing and Community Organization at the BSW, MSW and Ph.D. levels. Dr. Barnett has... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm MDT
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