The Outcome Based Accountability training workshop is a one day intensive training workshop tailored to be relevant to the client's identified existing plans and priorities. The content features all the necessary elements to understanding the OBA "journey" from desired outcomes to delivery, covering both population and performance accountability.
- The difference between Population and Performance Accountability
- Establishing a Common Language
- Defining Outcomes, Indicators and Performance Measures
- Choosing Indicators
- The Turning the Curve thinking process and practical group work
- Introduction to Performance Accountability
- The five-step process for determining Performance Measures (practical group work)
- Commissioning and pulling it all together
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the importance of the distinction between whole population and performance accountability and have the ability to explain the difference.
- Understand the importance of adopting a common language as a principle element in understanding and utilising OBA
- Be able to use the "Turning the Curve" process to design strategy and interpret report cards at both the whole population and performance accountability levels
- Understand how to select and use data as the basis for measuring and improving performance
- Be able to use the Five Step method to select performance measures for services, projects and interventions
- Through understanding of the above, have greater confidence in producing and/or interpreting report cards, improved ability to design and deliver outcome focussed interventions and ability to contribute more fully in the partnership process
The morning element of the programme covers the basic principles of OBA, but focusses in particular on the whole population aspect (strategic planning) and includes a Turning the Curve exercise where participants will be able to use an outcome and indicator as the starting point to developing appropriate actions.
The afternoon session focusses on Performance Accountability and provides opportunity for participants to choose performance measures for a chosen project, service or intervention. The final plenary illustrates how the Population and Performance elements fit together and how the thinking process can be adapted for commissioning purposes.