From May to July, we have 4-5 spaces for a practice and learning workshop on the program monitoring technique known as Most Significant Change.
These spaces are for university students with writing skills who are interested in gaining field experience by representing different voices and points of view in short narratives. They will also have the opportunity to observe how a group reacts to the narratives. The opportunity includes several foundational workshops, reviewing a case in use, collaboratively designing another, practical opportunities, and the chance to delve deeper into this technique with Dr. Julie Solomon.
It is estimated that each student must have at least 20 hours available. Depending on the student's commitment, educational stipends averaging $250 per student are available.
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-----------ABOUT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE PROJECT
From December to June 2021, we had the opportunity to collaborate with Solomon Consulting on the design and launch of the "Most Significant Change Stories" project for Habitat for Humanity. During this time, Solomon Consulting's experience with this monitoring technique was supported by PR PASS Workshop to adapt questions to Puerto Rican customs and to migrate online processes for collecting and selecting stories, thus minimizing the risk of contagion during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PR PASS Workshop, in turn, created learning and knowledge application opportunities for a dozen young people. These young people have learned about this program monitoring technique and participated in the collection of stories. This monitoring project extends until July 2022.
Most Significant Change Stories is a program and activity monitoring and evaluation technique that is distinguished by its collection of narratives and a participatory selection process that reaches consensus on the most significant outcomes and impacts. The technique was designed by Rick Davies and Jess Dart (2011). Unlike traditional monitoring techniques that focus largely on monitoring activities and performance, this project aims to monitor medium-term outcomes and impact.
Why collect stories of change? The focus on "narration" allows understanding the impact of a program beyond the criteria and expected evidence. The participant who shares their story reveals how events and actions relate, and in the process may coincide with expectations of change or make visible unexpected effects and outcomes.