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Designing an evaluation for a community health leadership initiative

The Leadership Learning Community Health Leadership Circle and the Center for Creative Leadership, hosted a peer consultation session using an on-line conference tool, WebEx. During the hour and half call, over 30 people provided insights, inquiries and tested advice to a team from the Center Creative Leadership who are partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop "Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders."

After reviewing the theory of change for the leadership initiative, the CCL team posed an evaluation challenge to the group: How do we best track contextual factors to understand what is facilitating and impeding program impact? What have you been doing in your communities to address this challenge? What are some of the most important factors to track?.

Using the Webex chat function, those on the call provided w