Learning and Evaluation/News/June 2013 Workshop in Budapest

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This event took place in June 2013. You can read a blog about the event here, and a survey evaluation here.

In June 2013, the first Program Evaluation and Design Workshop will take place in Budapest, Hungary. This workshop is being offered by the Wikimedia Foundation, with support from Wikimédia Magyarország.

Applications are now closed. To learn more about this workshop, please read this blog post.


Basic information[edit]


Organizers/facilitators Workshop participants
  1. Wilfredo Rodriguez
  2. Achim Raschka
  3. Àlex Hinojo
  4. Claudia Garád
  5. Adrienne Alix
  6. John Byrne
  7. Adam Kliczek (CLI)
  8. Maarten Dammers
  9. Whiteghost.ink
  10. Jean-Frédéric
  11. Manuel Merz
  12. Daria Cybulska
  13. Sophie Österberg
  14. Teele Vaalma
  15. Bence Damokos
  16. Balázs Viczián
  17. Sturm
  18. Andriy Makukha
  19. Dominik Matus
  20. Paweł Marynowski
  21. Vishnu Vardhan T.
  22. Manuel Schneider


As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a basic shared understanding of program evaluation
  • Work collaboratively to map and prioritize measurable outcomes
  • Gain increased fluency in a common language of evaluation
  • To learn about different sources for data and how to extract data from the UserMetrics API
  • Commit to working as a community of evaluation leaders who will implement evaluation strategies in their programs, and report back at the Wikimania post-conference Evaluation and Design Workshop
  • Enjoy time networking with other program leaders


Please remember: just like Wikipedia, this schedule could change at anytime!

Friday June 21, 2013 @ TBA[edit]

Day 0 Etherpad

Optional Dinner (no host)

Saturday June 22, 2013 @ TBA[edit]

Day 1 Etherpad

Meet at venue
  • Light breakfast served
  • Evaluation survey
What is Program Evaluation and Why we Evaluate
  • Overview and welcome
  • Presentation Content & Process
  • What program evaluation is, isn’t, and why we do it
Stages and types of Program Evaluation
  • Stages in the Evaluation process
  • Types of Evaluation and associated purposes and strategies
Short break
The aims of the current evaluation approach
  • The iterative Evaluation-Design process
  • Evaluation approach
  • Stakeholder roles in evaluation
  • Evaluation visioning group activity
Program Evaluation Spotlights
  • Select Lightning Talks by participants

Catered lunch

Theory of Change and Logic Models
  • Theory of Change and Chain of Outcomes
  • A Focus on Outcomes and Impact
  • Continuous Improvement models of programming
  • The Logic Model as an important part of the evaluation toolkit
  • Logic Modeling Basics
Logic Model Break-out Session 1: Mapping through the chain of outcomes
  • Articulating Theories of Change
  • Mapping of Inputs, Outputs (Activities and Participants), and

Outcomes (Short-, Intermediate-, and Long-term Outcomes/Impacts)

Afternoon break


Whole group Sharing
  • Sharing
  • Discovery of commonalities and distinctions
Pre-Dinner break
Evening dinner

Sunday June, 23, 2013 @ TBA[edit]

Day 2 Etherpad

Meet at venue
  • Light breakfast served
  • Day 2 announcements
Check-in: Take Aways from Day 1
Data Sources
  • Types of Data
  • Data Sources
  • Overview of UserMetrics API
    • Creating Cohorts and Data Requests
    • Selecting Metrics and Parameters
    • Interpreting Output
    • Access and Availability
Logic Model Break-out Session 2: Identifying Data Sources and Gaps'
  • Prioritize Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes
  • Identify evaluation data measures and gaps
Catered lunch
  • Evaluation survey (should be turned in before leaving lunch)
Logic Model Break-out Session 3: Prioritizing Outcome Indicators
  • Prioritize input, output, and outcome measures
  • Prioritize needs for additional evaluation strategies/measures
Whole group presentation and processing
  • Group Sharing
15:00 -15:45
Wrap up

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