Available Until 1/9/2028

Mapping an Outreach Project: Start with Information; End with a Plan

For more information or to schedule this course, contact: Cynthia Olney, olneyc@uw.edu.

If you want to develop a project that requires stakeholder support, you need more than a solid plan. This webinar series will show you how to use the tools and methods of program evaluation to plan a compelling program.

Site URLhttps://nnlm.gov/classes/mappingoutreach

Learning Objectives
The main objective is to take participants through preliminary steps, which involved evaluation, that will help them write proposals. After completing this training, webinar participants will be able to do the following:

  • Collect information to define target populations, needs, desires, and assets to help them build a case for their projects

  • Create a project plan that begins with desired results, and then links results to activities and resource needs

  • Incorporate plans for evaluation that will provide information for program monitoring and improvement, evaluation of program value, and program advocacy

  • Understand how to apply information gathered during the training to the proposal-writing process


  • Webinar 1 (one hour): Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project. 

  • Webinar 2 (one hour): Gather community information that is most effective for planning your project.

  • Webinar 3 (one hour): Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results.

  • Webinar 4 (one hour): Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full proposal.

  • Homework (4 hours): An assignment will be given after every webinar session, but participants will have the option of submitting all homework documents at the end of the four-hour training.

    • Assignment one: Take an inventory of what they already know about their outreach target community (1 hour).

    • Assignment 2: develop a community assessment plan (1 hour).

    • Assignment 3: Develop a project logic model (1 hour).

    • Assignment 4: Develop objectives and an evaluation plan (1 hour). There will be worksheets provided to help them complete all four activities.

Participants will be able to get partial credit: 1 CE for each webinar attended (up to 4 CEs). Webinars will be recorded, so participants do not have to attend live presentations to complete this requirement. An additional 4 hours will be given for completing and submitting homework assignments.


Facility Requirements  
We will be using web meeting software (WebEx).

MLA CE Credits: 8 possible