The National Best Practice Unit (NBPU) Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) has been quite busy over the last two weeks. The Unit hosted three Jurisdictional Workshops over this time – NSWs at Coogee Beach in Sydney, ACTs at Wunningu in Canberra and WAs in Fremantle. Each of the workshops were participated by TIS workers who were eager to share their stories and network. The stories demonstrated how well all of our organisations are making the transition from the old TIS Programme to the new programme. Congratulations to everyone. There’s some really exciting work being done out there and I can’t wait to get these evaluated.
The final workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th October, 2016 in Adelaide for the all TIS-funded organisations in South Australia.
Measuring local change for the Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program (Monitoring and Evaluation) workshops have also been happening around the country. The two-day workshop starts with introductory information on the principles of measurement for TIS, including definitions and methods. It then supports participants to understand what indicators are, define their own indicators (in addition to the five TIS indicators, if they choose to do so), identify or choose measures to report against all indicators, use effective methods to collect data, analyse and present it for reporting purposes. This option is intended for organisations whose TIS staff may be planning to measure local change without significant prior experience.
If you’ve already attended this workshop, we’ll soon be sending out an Evaluation Form to get your feedback on the workshop. This should be sent out in the next few days. As usual, the NBPU would like your honest opinion please.