The Logic Model for Extension
On October 29 and 30, 2003, the Staff Development Committee sponsored a workshop for Extension employees on the use of the Logic Model as a planning tool for programs and funding proposals.
The presenter was Dr. Roger Rennekamp, Extension Professor of Community and Leadership Development, University of Kentucky. Dr. Rennekamp is a nationally recognized authority on the Logic Model for use in Extension programs.
Logic Models are graphic representations of how new or existing programs are supposed to operate. They can serve as frameworks for developing program plans, as blueprints for program implementation or frameworks for thinking about program evaluation. They can serve as diagnostic tools to help us figure out why programs are not working as planned.
Perhaps even more importantly, a Logic Model can help us communicate the merits of a program to a funder contemplating an initial or continuing investment in that program. Consequently, they also become an important tool in securing external grants.
Elements of the Logic Model
Program Performance Logic Model
|Resources deployed to address situation||Activities supported by resources invested||Individuals or groups who participate in the activities||Learning that results from participation||Actions that result from learning||Conditions which change as a result of action|
Download Roger Rennekamp’s Logic Model PowerPoint Presentation to your desktop (password protected; you may be prompted to log in to UMS myCampus Portal; use your Gmail user name and password).
Other Logic Modeling Resources
- Logic Modeling Online Course (University of Wisconsin System website)
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation Logic Modeling Guide (W.K. Kellogg Foundation website)
- Getting Started with Logic Models (University of Minnesota website)