Evaluation, Leadership and Learning

In order to successfully tackle tough issues, leaders must be evaluators, and evaluators must be leaders. In this course, you’ll examine the differences between traditional and adaptive approaches to leadership and evaluation and learning. You’ll explore key concepts including how to more fully manifest leadership behaviours and practices that encourage experimentation, curiosity, critical thinking, reflective practice and a collaborative learning environment in your professional and personal contexts.

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

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Kate Sutherland $970.00 12 Register
Online - Kate Sutherland $970.00 0 -

Schedule clarification: This course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. Between those times, you work at your own pace within the timelines set by the instructor.

What will I learn?

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

  • Enhance and integrate evaluative thinking and reflective practice and understand what you, as individuals, bring to the evaluation process
  • Apply the key related concepts in the six key themes for the course (e.g., characteristics of developmental evaluation, different ways of approaching accountability in tackling tough issues, different models for a community of practice)
  • Describe and employ a select number of practices and methods to strengthen leadership, evaluative thinking and reflective practice (e.g., strategic learning questions, prototyping)
  • Explore, reflect on and enhance your own preferences, capacities and personal/professional development opportunities in this area

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.