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US EPA 2011 Community Involvement Training Conference, "Community Involvement in the 21st Century: Embracing Diversity, Expanding Engagement, Utilizing Technology"

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

Client Name: US Environmental Protection Agency

Client Type: Federal Agency

Year: 2011

Location: Virginia

Melissa Levy, Senior Associate, and Barbara Wyckoff, Measurement Guide, co-presented "You Get What You Measure®: An Alternative Strategic Planning and Evaluation Tool for Progress You Can See," a seven hour training session crafted to provide participants with tools to: motivate their organization to embrace the power of measurement; find creative ways to create systemic change; overcome “turf” issues and create shared language; and understand how to integrate values into decision-making.

18 of 18 participants evaluating the session would recommend it to a colleague. Reasons they gave for recommending the session include: "beneficial to everyone working with measures," and "very important when trying to get projects funded." - Training Course Evaluation Compilation