learn about the evaluation process from go to whoa
establish evaluation basics for your own program
put into place the first steps of your evaluation
20 - 30 minute presentations
and 2-3 page information sheets with real-life current examples released weekly.
Facilitated by Samantha Abbato.
(Course includes 3 live-video Q&A sessions).
Weekly activities guided by easy-to-use templates, group discussions for directly applying the learnings to your own projects.
Comprehensive training guide
Complete downloadable resource with information, activity sheets and fillable templates that you can continue to use in your work.
Outcome evaluation made easy
Most of us know that evaluation and providing evidence for the difference we make is essential. It is knowing what the journey looks like and where to start that can be paralysing.
If you are about to embark on a program or project evaluation but feel at a standstill, this short course is for you.
We provide an overview of the evaluation journey, minus the technical jargon, so you can see where you are going. Then we guide you along a pathway of simple steps, so you can make a start at getting there.
*You will have access to the course content and software for 8 weeks, so if you miss a week you will have the opportunity to catch up.
the language and concepts of evaluation
We invite you on the journey of outcomes evaluation using pictures, stories and real-life examples. In this first part of the course, we de-mystify evaluation concepts and terminology and provide some basic tools.
LINKING evaluation TO STRATEGY
Understand where evaluation fits strategically for your program and team. Participate in activities to (1) find your why using story (2) separate what you do from the difference you make, and (3) articulate purpose.
introduction to successful stakeholder communication
We provide you with a basic overview and tools for effectively communicating with internal and external program and evaluation stakeholders and identifying use - the major ingredients of outcome evaluation success.
introduction to program tools
Understand the difference between a theory of change (TOC) and a program logic (PL). Learn how to use basic TOC and PL models to frame an outcomes evaluation and strengthen team learning and planning.
IDENTIFYING EVALUATION QUESTIONS
Learn strategies to identify evaluation questions. Map questions to TOC and PL evaluation models. Priortise and articulate questions for stakeholders and for maximising evaluation use.
oVERVIEW OF EVALUATION METHODS AND EVIDENCE
This introduction to a wide range of evaluation methods includes real-life examples of qualitative, quantitative and visual evaluation evidence. Learn how to make practical and rigour based evaluation methods decisions.