Data is a Four Letter Word
Data. We know it is a four-letter word. It makes policy wonks salivate lustfully and makes many front-line practitioners run for the hills. Truth is that data doesn’t have to be scary or cumbersome or a nuisance. Done right, data is the ace up your sleeve to make your program transition from good to great. Data can let your system understand what it is doing well, and where improvements need to be made. This two-hour session, meant for anyone who is responsible for entering and/or evaluating data and program and/or system performance, gets at the heart of why data and evaluation are critical to the work we do.