Sample Output: After-Action Review

This sample after-action review documentation provides a real-life example of the discussion that took place and the findings that were recorded during an AAR.

Template: After-Action Review

This simple template provides six questions to guide discussion during an after-action review. Users can follow the template exactly or adapt the questions for their specific use.

Exercise: Practice for After-Action Reviews

This small-group-discussion exercise can be completed at the end of the AAR module. The purpose of this exercise is to provide participants an opportunity to think through the kinds of questions addressed by AARs and to apply the practice to an event or situation participants have experienced. Participants respond to several questions individually and then share their responses, reflections, and experiences in small groups.

 Net-Map: Exploring Common Network Patterns

This hourlong exercise provides participants with an understanding of the value of Net-Map through the examination of 10 common network patterns. These patterns help participants discuss connections between actors and explore how these connections can help or hinder knowledge sharing. It is adapted from a similar exercise developed by the inventor of Net-Map, Eva Schiffer.

Building Better Programs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Knowledge Management in Global Health

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The Building Better Programs guide is part of the Knowledge Management Collection, a family of resources designed to help global health professionals understand, use, and train others on knowledge management (KM) approaches, tools, and techniques.

Selected Articles: Evaluating KM in Public Health

A list of selected articies evaluating knowledge management in public health. Categories include: General, Communities of Practice, eLearning, Digital Health, and Other Knowledge Management Tools.

KM Evaluation Report Template

This template includes the main sections of a typical knowledge management (KM) evaluation report. Other sections, such as a Foreword or Acknowledgments, may also be included in an evaluation report but are not included in this template. On subsequent pages of this template, you will find the following section headings with a summary of the type of information you should include under each section and how you should write each section.

Exercise: Synthesizing Quantitative Data

Program or activity evaluations may draw on quantitative and/or qualitative data. Quantitative data measure phenomena in numerical form, providing essential information for measuring results, while qualitative data that describe phenomena in a non-numerical way can provide a more nuanced understanding of the results. The two types of data can thus provide complementary information to guide improvements. This exercise provides participants with an opportunity to work with a small dataset of quantitative data and brainstorm how best to present that data.

Introduction: Evaluate and Evolve

This presentation outlines Step 5 (Evaluate and Evolve) of the Knowledge Management (KM) Road Map. The goal of Step 5 is to assess how well you achieved your KM objectives to improve your health program, identify factors that contributed to or hindered success, and use the findings to inform and influence future programming.

Step 5 Trainer Guide

The Trainer Guide to each training module in the KM Training Package should be the starting point for the Trainer when developing training sessions around each module. The Trainer Guide describes the purpose of the training module, the total estimated time needed to deliver the module, and learning objectives of the module, and it provides a detailed sample agenda outlining how to piece together the different presentations, exercises, and breaks into a coherent session.