Training opportunities

Results-Based Accountability is a disciplined way of thinking and taking action by communities to tackle entrenched and complex social problems. Results-based accountability (RBA) and Results-based facilitation (RBF) empower communities and organizations to go beyond talk to taking action and creating population-level change.

After piloting this training in Appleton in October, we have decided to combine the two scheduled training sessions in January into a single 1.5 day workshop. This change will allow for more in-depth learning and sharing of tips on how to put Results-Based Accountability concepts into practice at your organization or with your coalition.

While there was originally a fee for non-members of NEW Mental Health Connection to attend on January 17, we are waiving the fee now that there are no longer two separate sessions. The revised 1.5 day workshop is being offered at no cost to all participants. Questions?: Please contact Amy Putzer at or 920-426-3993.

Meet the trainer: Dorothy Chaney
Dorothy Chaney is the founder of Wisconsin Community Health Alliance, an organization committed to supporting coalitions in the development of local solutions to complex problems that will improve their communities and the environments in which they live. In addition to her work as a nationally recognized trainer and public speaker, Chaney is a strong youth advocate on the Board of Education in Marshfield, Wis., where she resides with her two daughters.


Results-Based Accountability Workshop
When:    Jan. 16, 2018 | 1 – 4:30 p.m., and
                Jan. 17, 2018 | 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Where:   UWO Alumni Welcome & Conference Center
                625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI


The Results-Based Accountability framework is a data-driven, decision-making process that helps groups define the results they seek, engage partners needed to achieve results, and be accountable by using data to continually measure progress.

Results-Based Accountability can be used by agencies to improve the performance of their programs and by collaboratives or coalitions striving to achieve shared community-level goals.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of using a credible process to solve complex community problems
  • Understand the common elements of different approaches to community problem solving
  • Learn the basics of Results-Based Accountability and Turn the Curve Thinking
  • Experience a data walk, the first step in community planning
  • Understand the concept of aligned contribution
  • Explore the five core questions behind Results-Based Accountability
  • Identify ways to incorporate Turn the Curve Thinking in your agency or coalition
  • Practice skills for being a more effective meeting participant and/or facilitator
  • Receive tools and resources to guide your community work