Queensland Stay On Your Feet® - Toolkit Phase 4 Share and Celebrate
Have we shared our experiences and celebrated?
Share experiencesThe evaluation of your project/program will provide valuable information about which aspects worked and which did not. Sharing project/program experiences is often overlooked and may not be automatically built into project/program plans. This information is important to share with others throughout the project/program and at its completion.
Sharing project/program experiences is greater than just providing the results of your project/program. It is about engaging others throughout to improve the project’s/program’s reach and adoption, and so key stakeholders can adapt their current activities according to results .
Throughout the project/program and after its evaluation:
- disseminate project/program interim and final results
- share both positive and negative learnings
- add to the evidence base.
Sharing learnings and results may help to:
- gain further support for the introduction of successful projects/programs 
- provide support for new similar projects/programs
- increase the reach, adoption and impact of the project/program and ultimately help to maintain it 
- prevent the waste of finite resources on undertaking similar work in the case of unsuccessful projects/programs 
- provide feedback for future planning 
- boost morale of those involved with the project/program .
Share both your positive and negative project/program experiences with a wide range of people, including:
- funding bodies
- other organisations, agencies and/or services
- government departments
- health professionals
- universities and academics
- the media .
Ways to share project/program results and learnings with others include:
- distributing project/program updates
- writing newsletter articles
- holding a forum or public meeting
- producing an executive summary of the results
- conducting training or education sessions
- publishing reports on the website
- presenting at a conference
You may also like to consider the wide range of internet technologies including web seminars (known as webinars), video streaming, video conferences and power point presentations .
For more information on effective ways to communicate with others, visit:
Additional information and power point presentations can be found on the Victorian Government Health Information website.
For Queensland Stay On Your Feet Wide Bay/Burnett trial project results, executive summary and further information, visit: Queensland Stay On Your Feet Wide Bay/Burnett trial project
Celebrate the positive aspects of the project/program and the contribution of others. Remember, "success breeds success, so when you have a win, be sure to celebrate" .
A celebration can be as simple as holding a morning tea to announce a significant project/program achievement and thanking the working group members and key stakeholders for their contributions .
The photograph below shows a celebration where Queensland Stay on Your Feet Wide Bay/Burnett Ambassadors were presented with certificates of appreciation in November 2005.