Practical Program Evaluation
In-person Workshop in Victoria, BC
Workshop Description

Join us for a hands-on and engaging session on evaluating your organisation’s projects and programs! In this workshop you will learn tools to help you better assess your program delivery and measure your impact in a realistic and feasible way. This workshop will appeal to nonprofit organizations of all types, including those working towards meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Co-sponsored by Global Development Studies and the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria and CIFAL Victoria.
Date: November 16, 2022
Networking & Refreshments: 12:30 am - 1:00 pm
Workshop: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: University Club, University of Victoria
Cost: $75 Government, $60 Community groups/nonprofits
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, you will be able to:
  • Describe the role of evaluation in strengthening projects and programs.
  • Illustrate the difference between evaluation for learning vs. accountability.
  • Distinguish between a Process, Outcome, and Developmental evaluation.
  • Explain the role of a logic model/theory of change in developing an evaluation plan.
  • Describe the purpose and typical format of an evaluation plan.
Who This Session is For

This session will provide an introduction to key evaluation concepts for beginners plus those wanting a refresher. It will appeal to staff and core volunteers working in the non-profit sector, local government, and faculty and staff at the University of Victoria.

Kylie Hutchinson is a credential evaluator and principal with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. She specialises in the areas of program evaluation, needs assessments, strategic planning, board governance, and program sustainability planning. Her passion is bringing practical evaluation tools and resources to those working in the trenches in a fun and interactive way. Kylie is the author of three books: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation ReportingEvaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability. In 2020, she was awarded the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award.
What Participants of our Past Workshops Have Said

"Just wanted to say thank you so much for the data party webinar! I loved the PowerPoint slides and scheduled interactive activities and breaks. I also really appreciated your approachable and “casual” presentation style – made it easy for participants to contribute their ideas and ask questions."

"I am a new evaluator so I have only attended a handful of webinars, but this was the best yet. The speaker was engaging, the content was interesting, and most importantly the information learned was useful and applicable."
"I really liked the tangible, practical activity suggestions."
"The fact that so many people participated when you invited feedback speaks to the comfortable learning environment you established."
"The way you held the session's space was terrific. I am an independent consultant usually working at my kitchen table, but I honestly felt like I was in a room full of colleagues, learning something exciting and useful."
"It was FANTASTIC and most of all, inspiring in a very practical and do-able way. I'd love to participate in more of these."
"I enjoyed myself a lot and appreciated all the very detailed and thoughtful information that was shared."
"Definitely the most engaging and interesting webinar I've been on."
"The content was very useful. Lots of well thought out stuff - supported by good examples."
"Terrific job! There was a nice blend of interaction and presentation, great practical tips and resources shared."