Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation

Facilitator: Russell Graham

The Essential Skills Series is a four-day workshop that equips participants to enter and participate in the evaluation field. Graduates will be able to describe core evaluation concepts – from the uses and benefits of evaluation through data collection to standards – and gain experience in core evaluation practices. The Essential Skills Series was completely re-designed in 2014 by the Canadian Evaluation Society incorporating state-of-the-art thinking and modern adult learning principles. This course is geared towards individuals who are new to evaluation. Prior knowledge of evaluation, or of social science research methods, is not required.

The Essential Skills Series was completely re-designed in 2014 by the Canadian Evaluation Society incorporating state-of-the-art thinking and modern adult learning principles. Prior knowledge of evaluation, or of social science research methods, is not required, and this course is geared towards individuals who are new to evaluation.

 Topics Covered:

  • Foundations of evaluation
  • Evaluation objectives and roles
  • Program profiling
  • Evaluation questions
  • Evaluation indicators
  • Common research methods
  • Evaluation design
  • Data collection
  • Data management and analysis
  • Synthesizing evidence
  • Communicating evaluation findings

Course Dates: Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation

For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies