At ILC, logic model development for STEM education programs is an inclusive process involving as many stakeholders as possible from the clients organization. The rationale is that stakeholders, in the end, will be expected to engage in activities that will lead to desired short and long outcomes. As such, it is our philosophy that they should contribute to the development of short and long term goals and outcomes. Engaging key stakeholders at the beginning of logic model development is critical. Logic models should not be created in isolation or separate from the people who are expected to do the work that will be measured in the future.
The existing practice logic model includes current resources, activities, participants, and outcomes (short and long term). After writing the theory of change, ILC Associates will write Threats to Implementation. Threats to Implementation is a statement informing program staff of factors that could prevent the program from achieving short and long term goals.
In the end, we produce a visually engaging logic model for our clients to share with all key stakeholders.