Capstone, Integration and Mentorship

Throughout the certificate program you will work on a capstone project that integrates all of the learning from the program and applies it to your professional practice. In essence, this course serves as a blank canvas for you to design and implement a real-world evaluation project that adds value to your organization, client or portfolio. You will work with an instructor/mentor who will help you identify, scope and scale a project that tests your learning edges while still being manageable within the 10-month duration of the program.


Location: Online
Duration: 2 meetings + 4 hours of mentoring
Tuition: $1,250
Available only to students enrolled in:
Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

This course is reserved for students enrolled in the certificate program.

2024-2025 class schedule

First class: Wed, Oct 2, 2024, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. (PDT)
Mentoring: 4 hours of mentorship (to be scheduled with your mentor)
Project work: throughout duration of program (on your own schedule)
Final presentation day: Sat, Jun 20, 2025, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (PDT)

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Produce a capstone project that demonstrates and integrates program learnings
  • Reflect on what worked in the capstone, what didn’t and why
  • Share with and learn from the experience of peers in the cohort

You will have the opportunity to further refine your own learning objectives with support from your instructor. 

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend time on applied project work throughout duration of program
  • Plan for advance reading
  • Plan for assignments to be completed outside of scheduled sessions
  • Participate in individual mentoring sessions

You will be evaluated on:

  • Demonstrated application of what you’ve learned
  • Engagement with other students and your mentor
  • Final presentation
  • Reflection paper on your capstone project 

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.