Ripple Effect Mapping Workshop     May 5, 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom

Adaptive Leadership & Collaboration

This session is currently full, and a waitlist has been opened. The workshop will be recorded and shared the week after. 



How can impacts truly be measured? Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) blends appreciative inquiry and mind mapping to measure a broad range of program impacts, even years after initial activities have taken place. 

REM is a technique to evaluate the results of a networked change initiative or intervention by pulling together a diverse and representative group of stakeholders to make sense of the impacts they see as rippling through the implicated system(s). The methodology is very participatory and has extra added benefits of helping to strengthen relationships and understanding between what otherwise might be siloed stakeholders. REM can also help to guide the refinement of a theory of change (rooted in actual experience!) and lift up areas for further investigation, including barriers to and accelerators for greater impact and systemic shifts.

This two hour participatory session facilitated by Curtis Ogden will involve an overview of ripple effect mapping, a couple of examples from the education and food worlds, as well as time for participants to begin thinking about how they might bring REM to their change efforts. 


About the facilitator: Curtis Ogden is a Senior Associate with Interaction Institute for Social Change, a Fellow with the Netweaver Network, and a member of the Research Alliance for Regenerative Economics. For 25 years he has helped individuals, groups, organizations, and networks develop and build collaborative skills and will for justice and sustainability. He grew up in Flint, Michigan, and now lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, three daughters, a dozen chickens, one lion head rabbit, and a feisty English Shepherd.