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Queensland Stay On Your Feet® - Step 4D: Share and celebrate results

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Step 4D: Share and celebrate results

Share experiences
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 [110]. Sharing learnings and results may help to:

  • gain further support for the introduction of successful projects/programs [111]
  • provide support for new similar projects/programs
  • increase the reach, adoption and impact of the project/program and ultimately help to maintain it [111]
  • prevent the waste of finite resources on undertaking similar work in the case of unsuccessful projects/programs [111]
  • provide feedback for future planning [112]
  • boost morale of those involved with the project/program [23].

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 [113].

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 [110].

 

Tools and templates
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Book icon to display tools and templates 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!
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" [24]. 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 [23]. 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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Read how others have evaluated their plans and communicated the results to stakeholders

 

Ready for the next step?
Go to Step 4E: Consider next steps

Last updated: 10 October 2012