the advocacy monitor

Independent Living News & Policy from the National Council on Independent Living

Practical Measures: Telling Your Story through Outcome Measures

CIL-NET Presents… A National Teleconference & Webinar

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETMeasuring your CIL’s outcomes is an excellent way to gather real data on the impact your work has in the lives of your consumers and other people with disabilities in your community. And once you’ve gathered that information, you can use it to communicate your success to funders, legislators, and other stakeholders. It’s also an outstanding tool to highlight programs that need improvement – it can even tell you what changes to make.

Join us on November 12th to learn how to get started, the resources that are out there to help you, and what to expect along the way.

Registration Fee: $75.00. Fee is per site and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webcast.

Target Audience

  • CIL executive directors, program managers, and other staff and board members addressing Center outcomes and measurement; may also be of benefit to SILC staff and council members. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to:

  • Describe the Outcome Measures Task Force tool that can be used by Centers to measure and understand outcome findings
  • Describe reporting and marketing opportunities that come from outcomes measurement
  • List examples that illustrate the value of outcome measures beyond Federal and / or funder requirements

Meet Your Presenters

Dan Kessler has served as Executive Director of Disability Rights and Resources since 1989. He holds a Master’s Degree from Florida State University with an emphasis on Administration and Program Evaluation, and a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He is a past President of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). He has also served as NCIL Vice-President, Chair of the Regional Representatives, Region 4 Representative, At-Large Board member, and Chair of the Housing Subcommittee. He is a member of the board of the Southern Disability Foundation (Ability Loan Program), Governor’s Office on Disability Advisory Committee, the Alabama State Independent Living Council, and the City of Birmingham’s ADA Advisory Committee, and has serves as the Network Administrator for the Alabama affiliate of the Southeast ADA Center. He is co-chair of the NCIL Outcome Measures Task Force.

Pat Puckett is the Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council (the SILC) of Georgia, a non-profit organization, founded in 1995, with the vision of equal participation of people with disabilities in their communities. Pat graduated from Valdosta State College in 1972 and attended graduate school in Public Administration at the University of Georgia. She was the first person with a disability to graduate from Leadership DeKalb in 1998; in 2003, she received their Outstanding Member Award. Pat is a founding board member of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in October of 2014. She was one of five Georgians to receive the Institute’s award for visionary leadership. Pat serves on the board of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, a non-profit company with the mission of developing and sustaining small business. She is an active member of many state and national organizations working to accomplish inclusive disability policy and services. Pat represents the eight Southeastern states on the board of the National Council on Independent Living.


PRESENTED BY CIL-NET: A program of the IL-NET national training and technical assistance project for Centers for Independent Living (CIL-NET) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC-NET). The IL-NET is operated by ILRU, Independent Living Research Utilization, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL).

Speak Your Mind