Evaluating Engagement

We may have an instinct that it’s important to engage with stakeholders on a given issue, but how do we demonstrate that what we're doing is ‘working’? How do we know we’ve chosen the right tools, and that we’re engaging the right people? How do we know we’re even asking the right questions?

Based on the premise that evaluation should always be useful, this one-day workshop includes primers on key frameworks such as formative and developmental evaluation and theory of change models. Above all, it will teach you how to employ evaluative thinking as a learning strategy, in order to strengthen your work and achieve greater impact.

You will have the opportunity to apply course material to your own work. We encourage you to have in mind an evaluation project to work on, or you may use a provided case study.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Vancouver 1 Kylie Hutchinson $375.00 9 Register

What will I learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the role of evaluation in civic engagement programs
  • Choose an appropriate evaluation approach
  • Develop an evaluation plan
  • Select appropriate data-collection methods
  • Plan to communicate evaluation findings

How will I learn?

  • Pre-class assignment
  • Lectures
  • Class discussions and exercises
  • In-class assignments
  • Recommended reading

Who should take this course?

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about evaluating a participatory or civic engagement process. We strongly recommend some background understanding of dialogue and civic engagement.

How will I be evaluated?

We will evaluate you based on your class participation and in-class assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

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