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 (10456) 

Organizer: Intersol

Organizer Website: Intersol.ca

Event Date: October 22, 2019

Location: 300-205 Catherine Street

https://intersol.ca/product/logic-models-and-theories-of-change-8934/

Description:

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 Oct 23) or Facilitation Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on Oct 24). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.

Who Should Attend

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 understanding, developing and reviewing logic models and theories of change.

Overview

By the end the day you will be able to:

Describe how logic models and their underlying theories of change are used in program planning, performance measurement, and evaluation

Identify the key components of a logic model, including a theory of change, the relative benefits and limitations in their use, and the wide range of formats available

Determine the key steps in their development, including a range of approaches possible,

Understand the linkages between a program logic / results and a Departmental Results Framework, and

Understand emerging best practices and lessons learned, and where to find additional resources.

Using a case study approach and interactive exercises and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to apply the theory learned, share their own experiences with developing logic models and theories of change, and develop strategies for success.

In addition, special topics of interest to the participants will be covered, such as nested logic models, orgiving feedback on logic models.

The workshop fee includes resource materials, a certificate of completion, as well as refreshments, and lunch.

Personalized Training and Additional Information

This workshop can be offered in-house to clients who wish a more tailored and personalized workshop approach for their staff.


Performance Indicators for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (10457)

Organizer: Intersol

Organizer Website: Intersol.ca

Event Date: October 23, 2019

Location: 300-205 Catherine Street

https://intersol.ca/product/performance-indicators-for-performance-measurement-and-evaluation-10238/

Description:

This workshop delves into how you operationalize your key results (logic model, DRF) 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 Oct 22) or Facilitation Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on Oct 24). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.

Who Should Attend

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 of performance measurement strategy and execution.

Overview

At the end of the day you will be able to:

  • Understand what is a performance indicator and how it is linked to logic models and theories of change
  • Know the different types of performance indicators and the benefits of each
  • Develop and prioritize indicators and their performance measurement strategy through systematic processes, and
  • Understand emerging best practices and lessons learned, and where to find additional resources.

Using a case study approach and interactive exercises and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to apply the theory learned, share their own experiences with developing quality performance indicators and performance measurement strategies, as well as learn about best practices for success.

In addition, special topics of interest to the participants will be covered, such as setting targets, or using indexes.

The workshop fee includes resource materials, a certificate of completion, as well as refreshments, and lunch.

Personalized Training and Additional Information

This workshop can be offered in-house to clients who wish a more tailored and personalized workshop approach for their staff.


Facilitations Skills for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (10458) 

Organizer: Intersol

Organizer Website: Intersol.ca

Event Date: October 24, 2019

Location: 300-205 Catherine Street

https://intersol.ca/product/facilitations-skills-for-performance-measurement-and-evaluation-10239/

Description:

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 Oct 22) or Performance Indicators for Performance Measurement and Evaluation (offered on Oct 23). All of these modules can be used as continuing education credits for Credentialed Evaluators.

Who Should Attend

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.

Overview

By the end the day you will be able to:

  • Understand what is facilitation and the various roles facilitators play
  • Know what are the core facilitation skills, e.g., asking good questions, effective paraphrasing and summarizing, active listening, and their application in your practice
  • Appreciate core facilitation practices, e.g., effective small group work, large group discussions, asking questions, and techniques, e.g., consensus decision-making, and their application in your practice, and
  • Identify ways in which to further develop your facilitation competencies, and where to find additional resources.

Using interactive exercises and discussions, participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences with facilitation, and develop strategies for success.

In addition, special topics of interest to the participants will be covered, such as dealing with dysfunctional behavior, or equalizing power differentials.

The workshop fee includes resource materials, a certificate of completion, as well as refreshments, and lunch.

Personalized Training and Additional Information

This workshop can be offered in-house to clients who wish a more tailored and personalized workshop approach for their staff.


How to be Clear and Compelling with Data: Designing Effective Charts, Displays and Reports (10461) 

Organizer: Intersol

Organizer Website: Intersol.ca

Event Date: October 25, 2019

Location: 300-205 Catherine Street

https://intersol.ca/product/how-to-be-clear-and-compelling-with-data-2/

Description:

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.

This course is offered by Intersol, Ottawa and is taught by John Burrett, CE

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 course and so is a great set of notes and examples for participants.

Who Should Attend

  • Those who want to be able to put numbers into professional looking tables, graphs, reports, presentations or websites.
  • Policy analysts, program evaluators, performance managers and communication professionals in government, and performance reporters for non-profit/charitable organisations.
  • Those would like to report on performance and results for businesses.

Learning Objectives

  • Make the most of your data
  • Present data in compelling and informative ways
  • Create shorter, more professional looking reports for more impact
  • Handle the increasing demand for evidence
  • Improve evidence-based decision-making and reporting

 

Personalized Training and Additional Information

This workshop can be offered in-house to clients who wish a more tailored and personalized workshop approach for their staff.


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