Design and Implementation of Evaluation for Transformation and Learning

In this course, 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 course to leave you feeling inspired and committed to engaging in evaluation as a change agent leader.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 6 weeks
Tuition: $970
Can be applied to:
Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Mar 6, 2024
  • Wed, Mar 6 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Mar 13 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Mar 20 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Mar 27 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 3 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Apr 10 (self-paced all week)
InstructorKristine Hoyak
Seats Available16

What you will learn

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

  • 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 you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend about 10 hours per week on coursework
  • Plan for advance reading
  • Expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group exercises

You will be evaluated on:

  • Class participation
  • In-class assignments
  • Post-class reflection assignment

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.