I’m a blog, I’m a blog, oh the blog is back (Take 2)

Now that I’ve hopefully got you humming Elton John (possibly for a second time)…

Greetings everyone!

Yes, we are back, and we are coming back with a vengeance (again).

If you’re feeling de ja vu, it might be because I said the same thing this time 2 years ago. We did have a pretty good run for a while. We put out a couple of project updates and a 3-part series about how peer responses were adjusting to COVID-19. (If you haven’t seen those posts yet, I highly recommend them. They are a great testament to how skilfully peer-led responses adapt and respond to change.)

We decided not to continue updating the old blog while we were working on pulling together the new site. However, now that we have finally finished, we are back.

New W3 Framework website and resources

At the end of June, we launched our new W3 Framework Guide and updated website.

The launch featured some incredible guest speakers from our partner organisations talking about their experiences with the W3 Project and using the W3 Framework.

If you’re unfamiliar with W3, or if you need a refresher, these new resources might help get you started.

The W3 Framework Guide

The W3 Framework Guide is a 3-part guide that includes:

  1. Background information about peer work and the W3 Framework
  2. A step-by-step guide to applying the W3 Framework to peer work
  3. A toolkit of templates and examples to help you apply the W3 Framework to your work

Essential guides

The essential guides on aim to give you the basic information you need to understand and use the W3 Framework. Currently, we have essential guides on the following topics:

  • The W3 Framework
  • Peer work
  • Evaluating peer work
  • Improving peer responses

W3 Project Stage 3 update

Throughout the COVID and the lockdowns, we continued working as much as we could with our project partners on Stage 3 of the W3 Project. It’s been a tough couple of year for everyone, but we’ve made some good progress.

W3 Indicators for evaluating peer-led work

In collaboration with our partners, we developed two lists of evaluation indicators for peer led work: one for peer-led organisations and one for peer-led programs.

Each list:

  • Covers all 4 of the W3 Functions
  • Includes quality/process indicators and impact indicators

You can find complete lists and read about how we developed them in our report ‘W3 Project: Creating a set of evaluation indicators for peer-led work’.

Locating evidence against the W3 Indicators

We are currently working with our partner organisations to locate evidence against the organisation-level W3 Indicators. This has been quite an undertaking.

Hot off the press is our newly published report collating what we’ve learned so far during this process.

We hope that this will help ensure that our partners can benefit from each other’s work and also help other organisations who would like to use the W3 Indicators in their own work.

Until next time!

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.

As always, please get in touch if you have any thoughts or stories you’d like to share. We’d love to hear from you.

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