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Group Priority Sort--A Method for Identifying Stakeholders' Priorities, Social Impact Squared

Hamilton, Ontario
February 27, 2018

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, #105

The Group Priority Sort workshop will provide hands-on training in using the Group Priority Sort method to identify stakeholders’ priorities.  In particular, this workshop will show attendees how to use the method to ensure stakeholders’ priorities guide evaluations of social programs or initiatives.  Attendees could also apply the method for other tasks, such as strategic planning or needs assessments.

We have found the Group Priority Sort method to be very useful in rapidly identifying a manageable set of performance measures that balances stakeholders’ priorities.  Essentially, the Group Priority Sort method brings stakeholders together to come to a consensus on how to rank their priorities on a 1 to 5 scale.  During the workshop, we’ll show attendees how to use existing logic models or theories of change to create a list of potential performance measures.  Then, we’ll review how the Group Priority Sort method can help focus your measurement efforts on stakeholders’ priorities.  Lastly, we will complete a practice run of the method.

The workshop costs $60 (plus taxes and fees).  

We encourage you to sign-up early.  To provide an optimal experience with the method, the workshop is limited to 10 people.

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The workshop will be facilitated by Paul Bakker (Social Impact Squared’s Director).  Paul has used the method for several clients, including the Ontario Ministry of Education; Volunteer Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon; Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Open Doors Burlington, and others.  Paul is a Credentialed Evaluator with a decade of experience evaluating organizations’ social impact.

If you have any questions, you can contact [email protected].