Innovative Approaches for Your Evaluation Toolkit


Duration: 1 day    8:30 am to 4:00 pm  Date:  October 10, 2017

Session Instructor (s):  Steve Montague and Isabelle Bourgeois

The Session will be delivered in English


Session Description:

This Session will explore three different evaluation approaches that Federal Government evaluators can use to design and conduct an evaluation. Participants will learn all about Contribution Analysis, Developmental Evaluation and Realist Evaluation, how each approach can be practically applied to address study needs, and how elements of each may be used together for cost-effective evaluations.

Why is this Session important?

  • Focuses on approaches that are not taught in traditional evaluation professional development courses.
  • Contributes to CES competencies for Credentialed Evaluator designation.
  • Addresses new TBS evaluation types.

Who should come?

  • Federal Government evaluation analysts and evaluation consultants who work with federal government organizations.
  • Policy and measurement specialists seeking ways to assess complex and difficult performance areas.

After the Session you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between evaluation theories, models and approaches and how certain approaches suit specific types of issues.
  • Identify and describe 3 new evaluation approaches.
  • Select and implement the most appropriate evaluation approach given a particular evaluation context and requirement.

Pre-Session Preparation

Participants are invited to complete
a pre-Session Survey and select
readings provided upon registration.


How will it be delivered?

Practical exercises and group discussions as well as 1 case example applied to all 3 approaches to compare and contrast.

Cost Package: $395 per participant includes:

Learning Materials         Pre-Survey         Post Session Follow-up          Certificate

Lunch & 2 coffee breaks                             Free Parking

Register yourself for 3 or more sessions at once (or register 3 or more colleagues for one session at the same time) and receive a 10% discount! Contact us at 613.722.8796 x 221 to receive the discounted rate. Note: we cannot retroactively apply the discount. All 3 people must be registered and paid for at the same time.

Location: Rm 210, Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa
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