Methods for developing actitivites

The more effort and expense an activity involves, the more thoroughly it needs to be planned, and the higher the level of approval required. This is also an opportunity to gather feedback and additional input on your idea.

It's best to gather a group to help you plan your activity, using the steps below. This will be more productive and rewarding than doing it alone.

Considerations for activity planning

You have an idea for a new activity? This page lists some questions that help you turn your idea into a plan.

If you hit upon other relevant questions, or would like to make improvements

Getting your activity to execution

Evaluating your activity

At different points in the time plan, allocate sufficient time to discuss an idea or activity, repeatedly. Schedule these time slots depending on the rhythm of the activity. For a fast, staff-driven activity you might need some evaluation ime every week, or even every few days; for slower-paced activities, once a month might be sufficient.

Schedule points in time when you will sit down and evaluate the present state of your activity.

In order to make evaluation possible, break activities down into smaller goals until you get measurable units - something you can count.

In addition, talk to external people who were involved, and/or whose opinion you value. How was our activity perceived? It may be worth asking immediately after the activity, as well as some time later in order to determine whether the activity has had a lasting effect.

If you're running an event, have paper evaluation forms available to hand out to participants, and a web form for immediate feedback. Determine in advance who will evaluate these forms. When you hand out the forms, tell people that their input is appreciated, and will help us to make our activities better in the future.

In general, acknowledge and appreciate feedback, and thank the people who participated.


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