Queensland Stay On Your Feet® - Step 4D: Share and celebrate results
Step 4D: Share and celebrate results
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 . 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 .
Throughout the project/program and after its evaluation, disseminate your project/program's interim and final results, sharing both positive and negative learnings to add to the evidence base. Share your experiences with a wide range of people, including participants, organisations, agencies, services, funding bodies, government departments, health professionals, universities and academics and the media .
Ways to share project/program results and learnings with others include:
- distributing project/program updates through the media (eg. newsletter, radio interviews, newspaper articles, television interviews, blogs, social media)
- holding a forum or public meeting with a high profile guest speaker, and a local person who has benefited from the project/program
- producing an executive summary of the results
- conducting training or education sessions
- publishing reports online
- presenting at relevant conferences eg. seniors conferences, injury prevention conference
- publishing an article in a peer reviewed journal [111, 113]
- conducting a web seminar (webinar)
- running video conferences .
Tools and templates
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 . More significant celebrations could include members of Parliament, the local Mayor or Councillors, a high profile media personality or a function sponsored by local businesses. Just make sure everyone has fun!
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