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Using EvaluLEAD

What experiences have you had developing and using EvaluLEAD results maps? How have you adapted EvaluLEAD in the contexts you are working in? What questions or challenges have you encountered? In an evaluation of the Beahrs Enviromental Leadership Program, a program that offers an annual 3-week summer certificate course in Sustainable Environmental Management at UC Berkeley, coordinates an active Alumni Network, and supports post-training collaborative projects with alumni through its Small Grants Initiative, we used EvaluLEAD to develop a program results map and create a framework for evaluation inquiry. We found the EvaluLEAD results map to be a good tool for focusing collective attention of stakeholders on the desired results of the program. One of the great strengths of EvaluLEAD is that it does not limit results to what can be attributed to the program. By expanding the results space to include the program's most lofty aspirations, the results map helps programs reach towards their fullest potential while recognizing that many factors contribute to developmental and transformational outcomes. The beauty of the results map is that it captures the programs results in multiple dimensions simultaneously thus providing a holistic view. After completing a draft of the Bearhs ELP resuts map, we developed a set of questions to explore each results space on the map. These questions are being used to guide the development of surveys and interview protocols.