Road test evaluation research for your organization. You won’t be disappointed. Evaluation research can give you and your organization a systematic assessment of the value of resources and time you commit to a project, product, or specific goal. Evaluation research can determine whether or not a process has achieved a goal or yielded the desired results.
Get introduced to the characteristics of evaluation research and how it can be directly applied to assess the impact or effectiveness of a program, policy, or procedure you want to road test in a professional setting.
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $195.00
Price in CAD $265.00
Setting the Stage for Evaluations
- What is evaluation?
- Why do we do it?
- Needs assessment: first step in evaluation planning
- Share your scenario for something you might evaluate in your professional setting
Practical Issues in Planning and Implementing Evaluations – Part 1
- Individual readiness issues
- Organizational readiness issues
- Self-assessing your own readiness as an evaluator
- Identify key stakeholders: users of evaluation results
- Students share readiness issues (individual, organizational, and self) in related discussion forum
Practical Issues in Planning and Implementing Evaluations – Part 2
- What is a ‘situation analysis’ and how to conduct one
- Focusing your evaluation goals and how you will measure them
- Drafting your plan
- “Dress rehearsal” meeting with key stakeholders to set their expectations
- Students share drafts of their individual situation analysis
Practical Issues in Planning and Implementing Evaluations – Part 3
- Implementing the plan
- Managing time and cost factors
- Keeping lines of communication open with key stakeholders during evaluation
- How to prepare the final evaluation report
- Post-evaluation follow-ups with key stakeholders (what have they learned? Are they using the results?)
- Students share drafts of their individual evaluation plans