Designing and Managing Evaluations

Learn how to guide the design and manage an evaluation process

Course Description

This course is for evaluation practitioners and managers to improve their evaluation skills. During this course you’ll improve your ability to conceptualize evaluations, implement a participatory evaluation, and use evaluation to facilitate accountability and learning.

How will this course help you?

If you complete this course, you will get:

  • Practical and easy to implement tips and skills that will strengthen the impact of your evaluations and strengthen your projects
  • Know how to collect the most useful and insightful data
  • Guidelines for choosing appropriate approaches for your evaluations
  • Insights into participatory evaluation process that consider gender, equity and inclusion and encourage use
  • A better overall evaluation experience

Who should attend?

  • Evaluators, emerging evaluators, aspiring evaluators
  • Evaluation managers, program managers
  • Participants should have a basic understanding of monitoring and evaluation

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will have:

  • An improved understanding of theory-based evaluation and utilisation focused evaluation, and how these can be practically applied;
  • An ability to develop an appropriate and comprehensive evaluation framework;
  • An improved ability to choose appropriate methods to respond to key evaluation questions;
  • And an improved understanding of the “indicators” of a good quality evaluation process (from the development of a Terms of Reference to the utilisation of the evaluation.

What the course will cover

  • Introduction to evaluation design and learning, and an orientation to the Online Course
  • Introduction to evaluation design and learning and defining what is to be evaluated
  • Qualitative evaluation design: Methods and sampling
  • Quantitative evaluation design: Methods and sampling
  • Data analysis methods
  • Guidelines for implementing a utilisation focused, participatory, capacity building evaluation process
  • The evaluation journey from a management perspective

Module 1: So what is evaluation all about

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Module 2: Designing your evaluation

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Module 3: Planning your evaluation

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Module 4: Methods and approaches

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Module 5: Getting the most out of your evaluation

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Training Method

The workshop content will be presented virtually, using Zoom.  Learning resources will be provided including videos, recordings of online sessions, reading materials, podcasts, fun activities, quizzes, etc. 

You will be required to submit one short compulsory assignment for certification. 

Our methods are interactive, and you’ll be able to apply theoretical teachings to real-world case studies. Find out more about our methodology here.

Where, when and how much?

Dates: TBC

Registration dates: TBC

Duration and time commitment: 2 weeks, 34 hours in total. There will be a total of six 3-hour live virtual sessions (on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) over the two weeks. Approximately 16 additional hours of self-study and exercises/assignments.

6 half day sessions

Where: The course will be delivered remotely online via Zoom and Google Classroom. We will provide support for these platforms during orientation. The session will be held in English.

Cost: R 8,450.00 excl. VAT /  $ 549.25 (incl. comprehensive course materials and certificate)

Discounts available:

  • Early bird registration = 10% discount
  • Signing up 3 or more persons from one organization = 10% discount

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Next public course:TBC
ChannelZoom & Google Classroom
Where: Online
Course cost from: R 8,450.00 excl. VAT ( $ 549.25)

I have been commissioning evaluations for a while now, and this course really opened up my eyes to a systematic way of thinking about evaluation design. I leant to put purpose first.

Training Participant