Course Content

This is a Basic level course

Paula Bennetts is the Operations Manager at DCA. She leads on measuring the impact of the front line work of the organisation. 

We asked Paula to start from first principles and talk about why measuring the difference that an organisation makes is important and, more specifically:

  • First of all, can you explain what you mean by "impact"?
  • Why is it important to measure it?
  • What are some of the ways that this can be done?


This is an informal chat rather than a formal presentation and the discussions are based on Paula's experience and knowledge. The video is about 18 minutes long.

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