Get Started – Programs and Strategies

Get Started: Programs and Strategies

Performance Practice Learning Module

Examine how well-designed and well-implemented your programs and strategies are—and get together to improve them even more

If you need to define, measure, and produce better outcomes, this module helps you take the right next steps for your organization. It addresses program design within a larger context, the evidence base, and feedback from beneficiaries.

Questions include using the right data to support high-quality implementation, building strong client relationships (for direct-service organizations), and resisting the temptation to introduce practices or programs that don’t align with the organization’s mission. Executive leadership, program directors, managers, and staff can work through this module together to make progress in the quest for better results.


User Guide

Introduction to the Performance Practice, acknowledgments, application, and development methodology

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Principles and Proof Points (Programs and Strategies)

Principles and proof points for this module to provide overall perspective and context before completing the Workbook

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Intro to Performance Practice

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Getting Started Checklist (Programs and Strategies)

Quick start guide to setting up the Performance Practice Workbook for your organization

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Worksheet (Programs and Strategies)

File to use to complete the self-assessment, includes instructions; open on laptop/desktop rather than mobile device

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Setting up the Performance Practice

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Compile (Programs and Strategies)

The reporting app compiles data from all the worksheets into one spreadsheet.

Windows Instructions
Windows Reporting App

MacOS Instructions
MacOS App, up to v10.12/Sierra
MacOS App, v10.13+/High Sierra

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Compiled the results? Here are some tips for how to analyze your data

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Watch: Tips for Analyzing Your Data

Analyzing Your Data

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Performance Practice Product Support

A Performance Practice Product Support team assists in the use of Performance Practice to 1) provide guidance; 2) support implementation and application; 3) collect and share user experiences; and 4) assist users interested in compiling results, tailoring, and custom branding. To learn more about Performance Practice Product Support, email the Performance Practice Application and Learning Coordinator at

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