Always evaluating ourselves.
Of the 355 members who joined the McGuire Programme in 2012, 258 (or 73%) were confirmed successful by the evaluation auditors. This was a slight improvement over the 72% from 2011. The auditing procedure was the same with one notable exception: whereas previous evaluation audits were finalized by August of the following year, the auditing period for 2012 was extended to the end of the end of 2013 to give a more accurate picture over the long term. Indeed, it showed that some who weren’t ready to put in the necessary work/courage/perseverance would come back after a period of time with a renewed commitment.
Positive highlights of 2012 include:
- Ireland: Under the direction of Joe O’Donnell, Ireland has proven to have the most consistently high success rate with a record 89% success for 2012.
- Netherlands: In his first year of taking over the Dutch programme, Frank Loomans and his team of instructors and coaches attained a solid success rate of 81%.
- USA: Maria McGrath continues to improve her region with a 74% confirmed successful, up from 69% the previous year.
Evaluation Auditors for 2012 were Sheena Crompton, Michael Donnelly, and Mark Perlik