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Join us May 21st to 23rd, 2019 in Fredericton, NB!

The NB-IRDT and the NB PIHCI Network are pleased to announce they will be hosting an Evaluation Workshop, facilitated by Marla Steinberg.

Facilitator:

Marla Steinberg is a professional evaluator living and working in Vancouver British Columbia. She has a PhD in social and community psychology from York University and is recognized as a credentialed evaluator by the Canadian Evaluation Society. For over twenty-five years she has been helping funders, foundations, governments, community-based organizations, health service organizations, and practitioners measure their impact and find ways to improve their programming. She works primarily in the health and social service sectors and is an adjunct professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She has developed and taught numerous university level and professional development courses on evaluation and KT and currently teaches evaluation online through the Population Health Data Analysis Certificate Program at the University of Victoria. She is the inaugural volunteer director for the Canadian Evaluation Society e-Institute, an online learning platform for evaluation.


Collaborative Evaluation Planning – May 21-22 from 09:00-05:00

This workshop is for people who need to plan an evaluation but don’t know where to start. No prior knowledge of evaluation is required. The two-day workshop will lead learners through a step-wise process for collaboratively developing evaluations with stakeholders. By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the value of participatory evaluation planning.

  2. List the steps in planning and conducting an evaluation.

  3. List the purposes, types and approaches to evaluation.

  4. Produce a program logic model.

  5. Select evaluation questions.

  6. Appraise indicators.

  7. Describe successful communication, engagement, and reporting strategies, and

  8. Choose different ways to engage stakeholders in evaluation planning.

To fully benefit from this hands-on experiential workshop, participants should think of a program that they want to evaluate and come prepared to develop their evaluation plan!

Logic Models –May 23 from 09:00-12:00

This workshop will help you create logic models that will work for you. Going beyond what is usually offered in an introductory evaluation course, this workshop is for learners who want to maximize the value of logic models. By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain what a logic model is and describe why they are useful in planning and evaluation.

  2. List the main components of a logic model.

  3. Use logic models tips and best practices to prepare a logic model for a program, project, service or initiative.

  4. Assess a logic model and offer constructive feedback, and

  5. Use logic models to develop monitoring and/or evaluation questions.

This workshop is for learners with prior knowledge or experience in evaluation. Coming to the workshop with a specific program evaluation in mind is highly recommended.

Indicators and Data Collection Tools – May 23 from 12:00-05:00

This workshop will show you how to develop good indicators and use them to create data collection tools. Prior knowledge of evaluation is required but this workshop is for novice evaluators. By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the use of indicators in evaluations.

  2. Create relevant and useful indicators (SMART indicators).

  3. List ways of involving stakeholders in selecting indicators.

  4. Select data collection methods appropriate for identified indicators, and

  5. Develop data collection tools to gather data on indicators.

To maximize learning in this workshop, participants should have a program evaluation in mind and have already developed the main evaluation questions.