ToolBox: MEQI for Global Development

  •  December 14, 2017
     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Posner Center
This event is open to Tenants/Members only.

Come learn about a new rigorous, adaptive, methodology for improving program effectiveness that is applicable across sectors and can be used by organizations of any size, from local to transnational.

In a hands-on workshop, Lori DiPrete Brown, Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, and Dr. Sophia Friedson-Ridenour, an independent development consultant, will share an innovative approach to Measurement, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement (MEQI), that draws on insights from complex adaptive systems, implementation science, principles for interdisciplinary team work, and participatory and social justice research methods. MEQI strategies help organizations create a culture of quality; use iterative cycles of improvement; and help ensure participation and equity.

The workshop will be divided into two sections.

Introduction to MEQI: The first hour will provide an overview using real world examples of how a MEQI approach can be used to create change, particularly for marginalized and often vulnerable populations.

MEQI Workshop: The last two hours will be an interactive workshop in which participants bring a current challenge they are facing and use a MEQI approach to work through it. Participants may bring examples from current work related to wellbeing from any sector including health, education, agriculture, or others. Examples might include challenges around empowering girls and women, effective communication and reporting, addressing health disparities, providing quality education, and more. Please plan to bring a brief paragraph that describes a challenge you are facing, include a bit about the context, and the role you have been asked to play in making change. We will collectively work with these examples to explicate and evaluate the utility of the MEQI approach.

This event has been generously sponsored by Beyond Our Borders.

Join us for the first hour, or for all three.
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