EVAL860

Design and Implementation of Evaluation for Transformation and Learning

In this module, you’ll learn how to design and implement a transformative evaluation and synthesize the learning from the experience. Building on your knowledge of evaluation through a reconciliation lens, of evaluators as change agents, and of evaluative thinking as a leadership function, you will explore issues such as:

  • Engaging with primary intended users (the people who will ultimately use the findings of your evaluation) to co-design and co-create transformative evaluations
  • Using mixed methods and triangulation techniques to validate data and
  • Emergent and adaptive designs consistent with complexity theory
We’ve designed this module to leave you feeling inspired and committed to engaging in evaluation as a change agent leader.

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Kristine Hoyak $950.00 17 Register

Schedule clarification: Online courses begin on the first date listed and end six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

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

  • Design and implement an evaluation that adheres to the principles of transformative evaluation and learning
  • Ask evaluation questions that facilitate change and innovation
  • Describe consequential validity and its implications for evaluation design and implementation
  • Facilitate and engage in an evaluation that results in high ownership by primary intended users and deep buy-in by both primary intended users and organizational/community leaders
  • Design culturally responsive evaluations
  • Use mixed methods and triangulation techniques to validate data
  • Anticipate data analysis, interpretation and communications at the design stage
  • Involve stakeholders, primary intended users and leaders in design and method decisions
  • Incorporate the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in design and data collection decisions

How will I learn?

  • Advance readings
  • Individual and group exercises
  • Case studies
  • Mini-lectures
  • Group discussion

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of transformative evaluation and learning. 

How will coursework be assessed?

Your coursework will be assessed based on your class participation, in-class assignments and a post-class reflection assignment. 

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Technical information

You’ll access online courses through Canvas, our online learning management system, which is available through the SFU website. Canvas is extremely user-friendly—even if you’ve never studied online before. All you need is a computer with an internet connection. 

You may log into Canvas beginning on the first day of each course. For a list of Canvas-supported operating systems and web browsers, visit our supported web browsers page.

To learn more about Canvas, visit the SFU Canvas Student Guide.