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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Short Courses


Project Management, Programme Design and Evaluation

Program Evaluation

Overview

In the Caribbean region and the world, much attention is paid to the development of economic and social programmes to effect societal, business and human development.  Yet, too little attention is given to measuring the effectiveness of implemented programmes.  Specialists in this rapidly growing field are in high demand, and this course is designed to provide you with an understanding of what is involved in designing a programme evaluation. You will be exposed to various evaluation frameworks and designs, and explore the purposes associated with different types of evaluation.  The communication of evaluation findings will also form part of the course material.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the considerations which must be made in choosing an evaluation framework
  • Compare and contrast the different types of evaluations
  • Conceptualize and produce an evaluation strategy that is intended to design, improve or assess an existing local/regional program serving a population of interest
  • Design a program logic model to effectively and accurately describe the objectives, logic, and activities of a program.
  • Design the programme evaluation research methodology.
  • Conduct at least one component of a programme evaluation and report on findings.

Who Should do this Course

Programme managers, administrators, evaluation practitioners of economic, health, education, social and interdisciplinary development programmes; practitioners or professionals undertaking programme evaluations as part of their job

Important Information

  • Delegates must attain a grade of at least 70% in order to receive the Professional Development Certificate of Competence.

  • The course fee includes lunch daily.

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2018/2019 Summer
  • Date: To be Determined
  • Time: Wednesday to Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Duration: 3 days (21 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • Course Code: PDLL 0826
  • CEUs: 2.1
  • Capacity: 20
  • Cost: BDS $2,480 (US $1,240)

The following topics will be addressed:
  • History & state of Program evaluation
  • Program Evaluation Theories
  • Planning a Program Evaluation
  • Implementing Program Evaluations
  • Conducting and Reporting on Programme Evaluation Findings

Delegates should have a basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

This course will be fully interactive and will be conducted face to face using a combination of methods, inclusive of lectures, case studies, discussions and cooperative group work.
 

Sadie Goddard-Durant

Mrs. Sadie Goddard-Durant is a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She has worked for a number of years in a variety of governmental and community settings in Barbados and New York designing and providing psychosocial services to marginalized populations. She currently works with a Community Based Research and Evaluation Consulting firm in Canada providing a range of program evaluation services to organizations to foster social change. Sadie has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from the Long Island University in New York and is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include understanding wellbeing and resilience from the perspective of marginalized groups, as well as interrogating the historical and socio-political contexts of health-related issues for these groups and how they are socially constructed and researched.