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Designing Evaluations to have Influence: Making Evaluations Matter

Toronto, Ontario
March 26, 2012

The Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital is pleased to invite you to a workshop on "Designing Evaluations to have Influence: Making Evaluations Matter" for evaluations of complex problems. This workshop will take place on March 26th,  2012  from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Room 136 of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street,Toronto ON, Canada M5B 1T8.

Mel Mark, one of the leaders in the field of Evaluation and Professor of Psychology at Penn State University will pose provocative questions for planners, policy makers and evaluators.

Key Questions of the Workshop:

  • How can evaluations be designed to have maximal impact on social decision making?
  • How do ideas of influence relate to decisions regarding rigor?
  • In what different ways do evaluations contribute to beliefs and actions that spark social change?

The presentation will be followed by responses from Canadian leaders in the policy and practice communities in the audience.  The event will be highly interactive with ample opportunity for dialogue about experiences as well as a forum for questions about accountability and evaluative learning. The workshop will provide a space to discuss the ways in which evaluative thinking and evaluation approaches can help address a range of policy issues and community problems.

Although all are welcome, this workshop is especially designed for those who work in a policy or community setting.

Enrolling for the Workshop

The workshop is free but there are a restricted number of spaces available so you are encouraged to respond quickly. Please reply to Chelsey Rhodes at  to make a reservation. Feel free to email Sanjeev Sridharan at with any questions about the workshop.