ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Ripple Effects Mapping: A Holistic Approach for Evaluating Wellness Programs
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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Ripple Effects Mapping: A Holistic Approach for Evaluating Wellness Programs

This webinar introduces Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), an evaluation method for understanding both the intended and unintended outcomes of a wellness program. REM weaves the holistic, strengths-based foundations of wellness into data collection and actively engages program stakeholders in the process through a style of questioning based on appreciative inquiry. Learn how you can use this strategy to construct a grounded theory of change for use in communications, program planning and evaluation.

12/18/2018
When: Original Air Date: Dec. 18, 2018
Available on-demand (including for NWI credit)
Where: United States
Presenter: Christina Peterson, MS
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969


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Ripple Effects Mapping: A Holistic Approach for Evaluating Wellness Programs

Debbie JongkindOriginal Air Date: December 18, 2018

Presenter: Christina Peterson, MS

 

 

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Webinar Description

Wellness professionals are increasingly required to demonstrate program impacts. Evaluation of these impacts can be elusive because they are contingent upon dynamic social processes of change that are not fully understood, controllable, or predictable. This webinar introduces participants to Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a data collection method for understanding both the intended and unintended outcomes of a wellness program. The advantage of REM is that it weaves the holistic, strengths-based foundations of wellness into evaluation and actively engages program stakeholders in the process through a style of questioning based on appreciative inquiry. This webinar will also explain how wellness professionals can use REM to construct a grounded theory of change and how to use this tool for subsequent program planning and evaluation.

Read Christina's article on Ripple Effects Mapping on NWI's Well Written blog >>

Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • describe 5 steps in the Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) evaluation method.
  • articulate the advantages and limitations of REM for wellness program evaluation.
  • explain how to create a program theory of change using REM.

About the Presenter

Christina Peterson is a PhD student in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement at the University of Tennessee. She is passionate about promoting wellness by catalyzing data-informed decision-making in through program evaluation. Her research interests include mixed-method approaches to economic evaluation and evaluation use. Christina has a MS in Nutrition, a BA in Economics. Prior to starting her PhD, Christina worked for the National Wellness Institute as the Professional Development Manager. In this role, she led program evaluation activities for NWI. Currently, Christina works as a Graduate Research Assistant where she provides statistical consulting for research projects.