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Support for Spiritual Development

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

- Aristotle
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Effective groups

Measuring group effectiveness

Much of our spiritual work takes place in groups. Being able to measure group performance can provide valuable feedback to enhance group effectiveness.

Evaluating programs  top^

Basic Guide to Program Evaluation

Provides guidance towards planning and implementing an evaluation process for for-profit or nonprofit programs.
Free Management Library, linked 08/16

Horizontal Evaluation: Stimulating Social Learning Among Peers

Describes a flexible method that can be applied in a range of settings to facilitate the sharing of information, experiences and knowledge.
Thiele, Devaux, Velasco & Manrique, Better Evaluation, linked 08/16

Methods for Monitoring and Evaluation

A searchable Annex that summarizes 34 methods for specific monitoring and evaluation tasks, grouped into seven categories: Sampling-related methods, Core M&E methods, Discussion methods (for groups), Methods for spatially-distributed information, Methods for time-based patterns of change, Methods for analyzing linkages and relationships, and Methods for ranking and prioritizing.
IFAD website, linked 08/16

WorldBank Monitoring and Evaluation: Some Tools, Methods and Approaches

This 26-page report includes the following: Performance indicators, Theory-based evaluation, Formal surveys, Rapid appraisal methods, Participatory methods, Cost-Benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, and Impact evaluation.
World Bank website, linked 08/16

Evaluating small groups  top^

Evaluating Your Ethics Committee

Provides examples of the types of questions you could ask for individuals to evaluate their performance in a group and to evaluate the functioning of the group as a whole.
Ascension Health website, linked 08/16

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Monday, June 21, 2021