Introductory Level Courses

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Fund

Open to CES-NCC members who are from underrepresented groups or sectors, the Fund will help to cover costs associated with participating in CES-NCC professional development events including training sessions, webinars, and the essential skills series.

More information about the Fund is available on the Fund’s application form.

Essential Skills Series

Dates Series Location Link
November 17-18 & 24-25, 2022 General In person Click here to read more and to register

November 17-18 & 24-25, 2022

Ottawa Conference and Event Centre – 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa

Register here for the November series
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This facilitated in-person Essential Skills Series will take place as a 4 one-day sessions, on November 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2022. This session will be facilitated by François Dumaine and Brigitte Bouchard of PRA Inc.


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 only

Register here for the November series
Please download the November registration form here