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September 2016 Essential Skills Series, Canadian Evaluation Society

Toronto, Ontario
September 19-22, 2016

Ryerson University, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street

Our signature four-day course was developed by the Canadian Evaluation Society to provide participants with a strong foundation of the main evaluation models and practices to use in the workplace. This course covers both practical and theoretical topics. Participants will gain knowledge and appreciation with respect to the essential elements of evaluation, equipping them to enter and participate in the evaluation field, and will develop skills in:

  • designing an evaluation;
  • appropriate use of quantitative and qualitative techniques;
  • building an evaluation framework through logic models;
  • analyzing and reporting evaluation results;
  • formulating indicators for program success;
  • monitoring program performance;
  • linking process evaluation to program decision-making;
  • relating program results to program costs;
  • evaluating with limited resources;
  • involving staff and clients in the evaluation process;
  • reducing resistance to evaluation.

Prior knowledge of evaluation and of social science research methods is not required. There are no examinations associated with the course, nor is there any homework. Participation in all 15 course modules entitles you to a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Instructor: Dr. Paul Favaro

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