Friday 24 February 2012, 12.00 – 16.30
at Macmillan Cancer Support, London SE1 7UQ
This half day event focuses on the topic of evaluating the impact of information and explores, through presentations and group discussion, what this means for organisations in the voluntary sector. Evaluation of information resources and services is an area that is sometimes overlooked and often a challenge to get right. Finding out whether your information meets the needs of your users, discovering how it is used or what happens to it once it has left your organisation, and exploring the impact it has on an individual’s decisions, confidence, understanding and behaviour are all important aspects of providing high quality information.
This event aims to help you discuss these important issues with other voluntary sector information producers and learn from organisations that are already undertaking, or planning, this type of work. The programme includes time for structured group work and networking and aims to help you move forward with your plans, work or thinking in this area. Through this ability to share experiences we aim to create a ‘collective wisdom’ that will provide a framework for developing an evaluation strategy. This can then be shared with other PiF members.
In addition to the discussions about evaluation we are also delighted that Jeremy Taylor from National Voices will be attending to outline and discuss the progress of the Department of Health’s Future Forum 2 work stream on Information, and what that will mean for you.
The event is held in London but is open to voluntary sector organisations from outside London as well. Places are limited to 30 participants so you are advised to book your place early. The event is free to attend.
Many thanks go to Macmillan Cancer Support who have provided the venue for the event.
- Peter Kent, UK Information Projects Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
- Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development and Simon Webster, Information Officer, MS Trust
- Mig Muller – Macmillan Quality Standards Development Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support
- Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive – National Voices