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Essential Skills Series
|March 20 – June 2, 2023||Federally-focused||Virtual||Click here to read more and to register|
March 20 – June 2, 2023
VirtualRegister here for the Spring 2023 series Please download the Spring 2023 registration form here Add the Spring 2023 series to your calendar
This virtually facilitated Essential Skills Series will consist of five synchronous sessions held over zoom, and 10 self-paced modules completed through the E-Institute platform. The 60-minute synchronous sessions will include a presentation, special guests, and opportunities for Q&A.
This session will be facilitated by Steve Montague of The Performance Management Network (PMN).
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO EVALUATION IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
We will be limiting group size to 20 to ensure maximum benefit to participants.
The Essential Skills Series was completely re-designed in 2014 by the Canadian Evaluation Society incorporating state-of-the-art thinking and modern adult learning principles.
Prior knowledge of evaluation, or of social science research methods, is not required, and this course is geared towards individuals who are new to evaluation. On completion, participants to this four-day course will be equipped to enter and participate in the evaluation field and to develop as evaluation professionals. Graduates will be able to describe in basic terms 28 core evaluation concepts – from the uses and benefits of evaluation through common data collection methods to evaluation ethics and standards – and will gain elementary experience in six core practices – from creating logic models to writing findings statements.
Here’s an overview of the topics discussed in this course:
- Foundations of evaluation
- Evaluation objectives and roles
- Program profiling
- Evaluation questions
- Evaluation indicators
- Common research methods
- Evaluation design
- Data collection
- Data management and analysis
- Synthesizing evidence
- Communicating evaluation findings
The courses and handout material will be in English onlyRegister here for the Spring 2023 series Please download the Spring 2023 registration form here