Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
Royal Roads in person classes will not occur this year - the course is now online.
Space is limited to 15 people. Register by October 23, 2020 to reserve your seat!
The Essential Skills Series is a course that equips participants to enter and participate in the evaluation field. Graduates will be able to describe core evaluation concepts and techniques, from the planning process to standards through methods for data collection and analysis. Using case studies and other adult learning methods, participants will develop knowledge and skills in planning and conducting evaluations. While evaluation experience is not a prerequisite, participants would benefit from knowledge in a related field such as program planning/management, or social science research.
Designed by the Canadian Evaluation Society, the Essential Skills Series covers a full range of evaluation topics at an introductory level.
This 10-week online facilitated course provides you with a solid grounding in evaluation.
Each week you interact with the course material, particulate in an online asynchronous discussion forum, and submit an assignment for feedback from the instructor. Online Q&A sessions may be scheduled as needed.
Expect to spend about 2-3 hours per week on the course.
This facilitated offering enables you to deepen your learning with the support of an experienced evaluator and walk away with lots of tools and resources you can continue to use.
- 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
Length – 10 weeks. One module per week with a 2- week break over the holidays (Dec 21, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021)
Further details in THIS FLYER