To evaluate your program it is important that you first have a roadmap of sorts to outline what your program aims to achieve for the community you serve. This is referred to as a program logic model.
The next step is to evaluate if your program is meeting its goals. It is important for Service Dog training programs to evaluate their programs so they can make sure they are achieving the goals they set out for their program.
Below is a simple introduction to program evaluation in a 13 slide powerpoint presentation. After this, the First Steps First Workbook for program evaluation is shared. You will find additional evaluation resources at the bottom of the page.
Remember, your service dog organization is not expected to undertake this work alone.
This user-friendly workbook designed to help service providers (in any field, including organizations training service dogs) become familiar with the initial steps in planning to undertake a program evaluation.
The workbook is below, and chapter 3 is an easy to follow introduction to program logic models.