Needs Assessments

July 14, 2023


The asset / deficit approach for needs assessments looks not only at what is missing from the current program suite but also at what exists to be built upon.  Rather than focusing exclusively on the problem, which can lead to participants feeling negative or insufficient, it also looks at what good works exist in a positive frame.  It changes the conversation from ‘What are you doing wrong’ to ‘What are you doing right’.  A balanced approach takes into account the existing body of work while identifying the gaps to be filled. more