Develop skills to conduct & commission Program Evaluations

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This one-day introduction to Program Evaluation introduces key evaluation concepts & techniques. It provides participants with the foundational skills to plan or commission an evaluation.


The course will cover:

  • Key evaluation language, concepts & techniques
  • Rationale & principles of evaluation, including the types of evaluation, application & timing
  • Developing the Program Logic & Theory of Change
  • Monitoring & measuring success - selecting appropriate indicators & identifying data sources
  • Interpreting & effectively communicating evaluation findings

Learning objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Understand which types of evaluation are possible, & determine when each should be applied
  • Identify ethical issues that may impact the evaluation process
  • Document a Program Logic & articulate a Theory of Change
  • Identify appropriate indicators for a program evaluation
  • Understand the value of quantitative & qualitative data
  • Determine appropriate analytical approaches
  • Identify appropriate modes for sharing evaluation results with different stakeholders

Who is this course for

People working in government, community-based & other organisations who plan or implement social interventions & need to monitor & assess their success or effectiveness & people wanting to refresh their evaluation science knowledge.

Next course

2019 - Sign up to our mailing list for schedule updates
For Custom & Group courses - Email us to discuss

Fees (excl. GST)

$498 - Early Bird discount
$600 - After Early Bird discount expires
$480 - Groups (3 or more)
$450 - Students
(Fees include course materials, evaluation templates, morning & afternoon tea & lunch.)

Dr Caroline Salom is an experienced evaluator & researcher with a strong background in training design & delivery. Her research focus is substance use, mental health & the impact on youth & families. She has also worked in frontline service delivery management - designing & evaluating services, developing extensive networks across the service provision, statutory authority & government sectors. Caroline led the delivery of the Evaluation Capability Program 2017-18 for the Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, generating positive feedback from government stakeholders about the quality of the training & its impact.

Caroline has also managed project delivery for research and evaluation activities including projects for the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Brisbane South Primary Health Network (current), the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, and the Queensland Mental Health Commission.


2019 - Sign up to our mailing list for schedule updates
For Custom & Group courses - Email us to discuss

UQ's Institute for Social Science Research, Cycad Building, 80 Meiers Road, Indooroopilly

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