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18 July 2019

On Wednesday 18th July, our Regional Impact Network met for their latest meeting. You can find the agenda for this meeting here.

We run this network with support from the Centre for Youth Impact to help youth organisations to undertake meaningful evaluation and impact measurement. It  provides a safe space in which members can share issues or challenges that they are facing in their work, seek advice from peers, and access support that will inform their practice. We aim to make the sessions as practical as possible, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of members of the network, as well as experts in their field. Previous speakers have included representatives from the Centre for Youth Impact, NPC, Project Oracle, and Superhighways.

Embedding Evaluation into Practice

Laura Fisher, London Youth’s Learning & Data Officer, provided Centre for Youth Impact training on how to embed evaluation into practice in youth organisations. Attendees were able to reflect on their evaluation ecosystems and set action plans for how they might want to improve them. The training also gave examples of how reflective practice and feedback loops can be used to improve the evaluation culture within an organisation.

London Bubble Theatre

London Bubble Theatre work in south London to challenge how theatre is made and who it is made with. They run a range of projects spanning from ages 5 to 100 as well as drama groups.

Adam Annand, their Associate Director, spoke about their journey in becoming a learning organisation in relation to their young people’s projects Bubble Young Theatre Makers and Speech Bubbles which works in schools with primary school age children with a communication need. Following a qualitative research project completed by the University of East London, Speech Bubbles is currently part of a randomised control trial evaluation led by the RSA.

Get in touch

Look out for the next Regional Impact Network meeting on Thursday 17th October. If you have any questions, please contact Samuel Howell, Policy Officer.

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