The Ripple Effect

3:00pm - July 6, 2022 thru 4:00pm - July 6, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: July 6, 2022
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Webinar Overview and Objectives

Identifying the impacts of complex community work is often challenging due to the time lag between the work and the ultimate effect on clients. But what if you could create a map?

This webinar will introduce participants to the Ripple Effects Mapping process. It starts with appreciative inquiry interviews in small group settings, before leading a mapping process that involves storytelling in an online group setting. As participants share their experiences with the facilitator, their stories about accomplishments, partnerships, and contributions are virtually mapped on the screen. At the conclusion, participants will have a digital map that contains the learning, actions, and condition changes that happened as a result of a program, workshop series, or event.

This webinar will:

  • Introduce members to the benefits of using Ripple Effects Mapping to identify the intended and unintended outcomes.
  • Demonstrate how it captures the impacts of complex or evolving work.
  • Show how it is useful when outcomes are difficult to conceptualize and measure with other methods. 


Webinar Dates and Times  

States and American Samoa
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 

03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Hawaii 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
Thursday, July 7, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Republic of Palau
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Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest and Northwest regions, including Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington. 



Debra Hansen

Debra Hansen, M.Ed., is a professor and county Extension Director with Washington State University, focusing on community and economic development in rural Stevens County. Debra was one of the original architects of Ripple Effects Mapping, developed in 2008 to discover poverty reduction outcomes in individual communities that participated in the Washington’s Horizons Program. She continues to map programs and train others to use this engaging tool. Hansen has a master’s degree in Adult Education from Penn State.









Rebecca Sero

Rebecca Sero, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Methodologist at GAO, where she works with engagement teams to help select and implement methodologies that will effectively evaluate and analyze data in order to answer proposed research questions. Rebecca also helps conduct and train on “in-depth” Ripple Effects Mapping and is most often engaged with determining how to best analyze the rich data that is produced from REM evaluations. She received a Ph.D. in Human Development from Purdue University and a M.S. in Family Studies from Miami University. 







Certificates of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.0 hour for participating in the live event.



Register for the Webinar - The Ripple Effect


Cost is Free!



Please contact Karen Totten, [email protected] for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele, [email protected].