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Ripple effect mapping series

This four-session distance learning series offers participants 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 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 discussions. 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 SAMHSA’S Northwest (Region 10) Prevention Technology Transfer Center
  • Discover reporting best practices for REM data

Session dates and times: 
August 22 & 29 and September 5 & 12, 2023; Noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Date and Time: 
September 12, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm