Effective training and technical assistance providers embrace evaluation and outcome measurement, set high expectations for their own performance, and ensure that they are offering clients the best value. Logic models provide a great starting point for organizations, as they help you to graphically lay out your organization’s resources, activities, outputs, and outcomes. Once you’ve identified these elements, Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation provide a framework around which to analyze and explore these offerings. Tests for learning and behavior can provide evidence that you are meeting short-term and intermediate outcomes, while tests for results eventually prove the accomplishment of long-term objectives.Thorough evaluation processes take time, effort, and patience. However, when done properly and consistently, evaluation can provide you with the edge over your competitors. Methodical evaluation plans and regular analysis can provide your organization with calculations of your value not only to your clients, but to the larger community you serve. Carefully consider the costs and benefits of evaluation, and develop a plan that meets your expectation, yet works within your organization’s budget. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Evaluating Training and Technical Assistance.