Session Description: A host of visual aids are in use in planning and evaluation. This session will introduce you to some of the most popular ones—with an emphasis on flow charts, logic models, project network diagrams, and logframes. We’ll review the content and format of each one and then compare and contrast their uses so that you can better match specific tools to specific program needs. We’ll review simple ways to construct each type of tool and work through some simple cases both as illustrations and as a way for you to practice the principles presented in the session.
Thomas Chapel is a Senior Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Workforce and Career Development, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves as a central resource on strategic planning and program evaluation for CDC programs and their partners. Before joining CDC, Mr. Chapel was Vice-President of the Atlanta office of Macro International where he directed and managed projects in program evaluation, strategic planning, and evaluation design for public and nonprofit organizations. He is a frequent presenter at national meetings, a frequent contributor to edited volumes and monographs on evaluation, and has facilitated or served on numerous expert panels on public health and evaluation topics. Mr. Chapel is active nationally and locally in the American Evaluation Association (AEA), currently as past-chair of the Membership Committee and convener of AEA’s Local Affiliate Collaborative. Mr. Chapel holds a BA degree from Johns Hopkins University and MA in public policy and MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota.