Communicating Evaluation

4 sessions (2 hours each)

All levels

8 - 10 people

$100,00.00

Key Topics

Evaluation Report Basics

  •  Identifying communication strategies during evaluation processes 

  • Using Utilisation-focused evaluation principles to improve communication 

  • Essential report content and effective structuring 

Making it Stick!

  •  Rule of 3 

  • Core message strategy 

  • Tools for content development (e.g. mind mapping, brainstorming) 

Increasing Writing Effectiveness

  •  Key word strategy for decreasing words and increasing communicability 

  • Word decluttering strategies 

  • Software tools for readability and editing 

Design Principals & Visuals

  •  Principles of effective design 

  • Understanding use of contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity (CRAP!) 

  • Incorporating visual and story elements 

What do you get?

Communicating evaluation through effective reporting is critical to the field of evaluation and to those who commission, plan and do evaluation. How evaluation results get used is highly dependent on how well they are communicated to the intended users. 

This workshop equips you with the essentials you need to make your evaluation reports stick. It provides practical strategies that are easy to incorporate as well as templates, checklists and software resources that are easy to access and use. 

You are provided with a comprehensive 30+ page workshop guide that includes information sheets and templates on all topics to take back to use at your workplace. 

Take back to your workplace: 

  • Effective communication strategies based on principles of communication 

  • Templates that enable you to better understand evaluation stakeholders and users for focussing your writing 

  • Templates and strategies to reduce writer’s block and hone your message 

  • Simple techniques to reduce your writing clutter by up to 40% and increase the impact of your message 

  • Design principles and visual strategies to increase the “stickiness” of your report for your intended audience. 

Take back to your workplace:

  • Effective communication strategies based on principles of communication 

  • Templates that enable you to better understand evaluation stakeholders and users for focussing your writing 

  • Templates and strategies to reduce writer’s block and hone your message 

  • Simple techniques to reduce your writing clutter by up to 40% and increase the impact of your message 

  • Design principles and visual strategies to increase the “stickiness” of your report for your intended audience.