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US EPA 2006 Community Involvement Conference and Training, "Something is Brewing: Achieving Environmental Results Through Community Involvement"

Tags: Measurement, Strategic Planning, You Get What You Measure

Client Name: US Environmental Protection Agency

Client Type: Federal Agency

Year: 2006

Location: Wisconsin

Shanna Ratner and Melissa Levy of Yellow Wood Associates presented an 8-hour You Get What You MeasureĀ® training. Identifying indicators and developing measures of progress can be a powerful tool for personal and organizational development, as well as a key to reflection and learning. Participants learned how to identify and differentiate goals from actions, create effective indicators and measures of progress that motivate further action, and apply measurement results to make better decisions. This informative, interactive workshop was an introduction to the creative process of measurement. In facilitated sessions geared to a variety of learning styles, participants worked alone or in small groups on exercises that helped them discover how identifying measures involves action and reflection, tests previous assumptions about the way the world works, and creates a new focus for their energies.