Other Training in the Region

The following training offerings are available through other organizations or individuals. CES-NCC is not involved in the development or delivery of these courses, and their inclusion on this Website does not in any way constitute an endorsement by CES-NCC; they are presented for information only, as a service to our members.

 

Key Results (Program Logic Models, DRFs) for Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Jennifer Birch-Jones, C.E.
Intersol, Ottawa
June 12, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:15PM
https://intersol.ca/product/logic-models-and-theories-of-change-8934/

This workshop delves into logic models and their underlying theory of change, key building blocks for successful program design, performance measurement and evaluation. To many, the structure and content of logic models can be a barrier to their successful development and use. The workshop will focus on the structure of logic models, including a theory of change, and how they can be developed to optimize both learning and utilization.

This workshop can be taken on its own or in conjunction with Performance Indicators for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on June 13) or Facilitation Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on June 19). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.


Performance Indicators for Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Jennifer Birch-Jones, C.E.
Intersol, Ottawa
June 13, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:15PM
https://intersol.ca/product/performance-indicators-for-performance-measurement-and-evaluation-10238/

This workshop delves into how you operationalize your logic model through the development, assessment and prioritization of performance indicators. All too often, performance indicators are developed based on past practice and ease of availability, rather than relevance and utility. But we know that developing good performance indicators can be challenging. The workshop focus is on both the characteristics of quality performance indicators and the process(es) that can be used for their development, as well as the other key elements of a performance measurement strategy.

This workshop can be taken as a stand alone or in conjunction with Key Results (Program Logic Models, DRFs) for Performance Measurement & Evaluation (offered on June 12) or Facilitation Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on June 19). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.


How to be Clear and Compelling with Data: Designing Effective Charts, Displays and Reports
John Burrett, C.E.
Intersol, Ottawa
June 14, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:15PM
https://intersol.ca/product/how-to-be-clear-and-compelling-with-data-2/

How do you make sure your data and your story are communicated clearly and with impact? This data visualization and presentation workshop engages you for a full day. You will learn the principles behind high-quality data presentation and reporting taught by the leaders in the field. We will move on to hands-on application of these principles as we build, and rebuild, some of the classic data graphics and tackle some of the newer forms, like heat maps, slope charts and dot plots. Examples and exercises will be performed using MS Excel, but the principles apply to any platform. We will then learn about and practice designing succinct and engaging visual analyses, dashboard/displays, placemats, infographics and digital reports, emphasizing the choice of the right “tool”, developing narrative and maximizing clarity. Finally, we will finish with a look at options for more dedicated tools and interactive digital data presentation that can take you as far as you want to go in the fascinating world of data visualization.

As a participant, you will receive a complementary copy of John’s new book on data visualization (also available on Amazon Kindle). The book contains all of the material presented and discussed during the course and makes a great set of notes and examples.


Facilitation Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation

Jennifer Birch-Jones, C.E.
Intersol, Ottawa
June 19, 2019, 8:30AM – 4:15PM
https://intersol.ca/product/facilitations-skills-for-performance-measurement-and-evaluation-10239/

This workshop delves into how to plan, manage, and conduct successful facilitations in performance measurement and evaluation. Participants will have opportunities to learn the fundamentals of facilitation and its application to performance measurement and evaluation processes, including developing logic models and their related indicators and targets.

This workshop can be taken on its own or in conjunction with Key Results (Logic Models and DRFs) for PM and Evaluation (offered on June 12) or Performance Indicators for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on June 13). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.

This workshop is specifically designed for those working in evaluation, performance measurement and program management in the government or not-for-profit sectors who want to better understand the core concepts and best practices in using facilitation in performance measurement and evaluation.


Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change
Ottawa, ON
Mark Cabaj and Galen MacLusky
May 22 – 23, 2019