Formulaic Writing: Creating a Training Script

You have no doubt scripted the general outline (beginning, middle, and end) for the training. Introduction is first. Practical application is second. A transferable skill finalizes the training. Consider what you want the learner to know, think, and do upon completion of the training. More specifically, the sequence, tools, and assessments you create should provide […]

Sustainable Program Design: Sustainability

In order to sustain your program long-term, profit or non-profit, you need a business model that articulates a dependable, predictable revenue engine. I encounter many clients who state, “I’m not doing this for the money.” I often counter, “But, bills are only paid with money.” I understand that money is not your driving force. Revenue […]

Sustainable Program Design: EBP & the Science

How do you know that the mechanism you have outlined will work? Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the intentional use of mechanisms that have been shown to have efficacy (to work) within a certain environment. A literature review is the best way to avail yourself of EBP with application to your environment. In conducting the literature […]

Sustainable Program Design: Where To Start

Often, (too often in my opinion) great social enterprises are started and stopped. They were started with the promise of engaging the least of these, filling in a service gap, or enabling community progress. They end with bitter feelings of a community ill-equipped and non-supportive. I mention this because the reality of other social enterprises […]