What are they for?
In place of traditional end of project ‘debrief’ meetings we increasingly offer organisations Routes to Action workshops. We design and facilitate these with the aim of helping identify and plan how to apply the evidence and insights we’ve generated into practical action.
Which projects can they be applied to?
Evaluation, research, engagement, organisational development.
Example projects at Traverse
Centre for Ageing Better – Community Contributions research, Ageing Better Camden evaluation and evaluation of a Crisis-led place-based programme to tackle homelessness, social exclusion and unemployment. In the case of the former, Routes to Action workshops brought local stakeholders and partners together around the table at key decision points both during the research project and at the end to reflect on findings and agree on ways to apply it. This led to a local authority funding two new roles, matching a local philanthropist to a particular idea generated by a local VCS partner and evidence being packaged to make it easy to use in new funding applications. In the case of the latter evaluation we worked with our client to facilitate a workshop with programme leads to produce a model and terminology that encapsulates how the programme effected change and produced an accessible guide to place-based learning which crystallised the behaviours and ways of working that had previously been difficult to articulate.