This case study explores the use of Learning Circles as a practice that can be effective in sparking discussions about evaluation data and informing organizational improvement and decision making. The report examines the process, successes and lessons learned when a nonprofit communications research and strategy organization engaged Organizational Research Services  to guide its staff and board through a Learning Circle.

February 1, 2012

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    What a Learning Circle is.

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    How and why Resource Media implemented a Learning Circle.

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    Seven things to consider before conducting a Learning Circle.

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    Successes and lessons learned.

Key Takeaway

A collaborative approach to improving data-driven evaluation

Learning Circles can be an effective, engaging approach for organizations that want to find better ways of using data and evaluation findings to achieve their desired outcomes. Resource Media, the organization profiled in this case study, found that the Learning Circle impacted their leadership, processes and organizational culture in positive, lasting ways.

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