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Ripple Effects Mapping: Capturing Impacts of Complex Work

This 4-session distance learning series offers participants with an interactive opportunity to explore and experience Ripple Effects Mapping (REM), a participatory evaluation tool designed to identify the outcomes and impact of complex community work. REM provides you the ability to collect stories of the direct and indirect impacts of your work, while simultaneously being a reflective and engaging process for participants. The series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

When:

States and American Samoa
July 19, 21, 26, & 28, 2022
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Pacific
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
July 20, 22, 27, & 29, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau

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Facilitators:

Debra Hansen, M.Ed., is a professor and county Extension Director with Washington State University, focusing on community and economic development in rural Stevens County. Debra was one of the original architects of Ripple Effects Mapping, developed in 2008 to discover poverty reduction outcomes in individual communities that participated in the Washington’s Horizons Program. She continues to map programs and train others to use this engaging tool. Hansen has a master’s degree in Adult Education from Penn State.

Rebecca Sero, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Methodologist at GAO, where she works with engagement teams to help select and implement methodologies that will effectively evaluate and analyze data in order to answer proposed research questions. Rebecca also helps conduct and train on “in-depth” Ripple Effects Mapping and is most often engaged with determining how to best analyze the rich data that is produced from REM evaluations. She received a Ph.D. in Human Development from Purdue University and a M.S. in Family Studies from Miami University.

Objectives:

By the end of the series, participants will have increased their capacity to:

  • Understand the flow (from start to finish) of a Ripple Effects Mapping event by observing a peer organization participate in a REM session
  • Discover the benefits of using this technique to identify the intended and unintended outcomes of your work
  • Explore the theory behind the core components
  • Learn how to develop Appreciative Inquiry questions and appropriate prompts for effective mapping
  • Participate in Appreciative Inquiry conversations; followed by a mind-mapping exercise
  • Develop a communications plan to hold your first event
  • Discuss coding frameworks and qualitative analysis processes that would be relevant to a prevention/public health framework
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

Audience:

  • Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.
  • Please note: This training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 9. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of HHS Region 9 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn about similar courses available to them.

Participant Commitment and Expectations:

  • If unfamiliar with Zoom, view a 20-minute video on the Zoom video conferencing platform prior to Session 1 on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
  • Participate in all 4 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times
  • Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities prior to, and in preparation, for each of the (4) live sessions.
  • Use a web-camera and have access to appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90 % of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.

Please Note:

This EPLS is not a webinar series. Active participation is essential to gain and improve skills. Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend all Sessions. If you do not attend Session 1 on Tuesday, July 19, you will forfeit your attendance.

In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Session 1 on  Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time.

If you have questions regarding technology requirements or registration details contact Maxwell DiNatale (mdinatale@casat.org).

Certificates:

Up to 11 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 11 hours. Participants who miss more than two sessions will not receive a certificate. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

The Pacific Southwest PTTC is administered by CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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