Introduction to Evaluation Online Course

7th May – 4th June 2019

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation?

Do you want to improve the implementation of your programmes?

Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start?

NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy is running a four-week online course to address these challenges.  After participating in this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. The online course will cover:

  • Different types of evaluation, including their pros and cons
  • How to select suitable methods and approaches for evaluating a local programme or service
  • Practical skills and tips in using evaluation methods and approaches
  • Ways of sharing your evaluation findings to make an impact

Teaching will be delivered entirely online. You’ll learn by watching videos and lecture slides; interacting through activities and questions; and learning from others by taking part in the discussions that accompany each step. You’ll also develop a plan for a real life evaluation you may have to conduct.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

It is aimed at staff in frontline services at NHS Trusts, CCGs and Local Authorities, who have limited experience conducting service evaluations and would like to learn about evaluations in flexible time. Staff who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work, or believe that they will be asked to in the future will find this course useful to their professional development. The course is not aimed at academics or researchers.

What preparation is needed?

Participants should attend the course with an evaluation in mind that they may have to carry out.  No previous knowledge of evaluation is required, or experience of study design and statistics.

Registration will open until Friday 3rd May.

Learning hours – estimate of 3 hours per week (12 in total).

Cost – £100 for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations (please click here to see a list of partners). There is a delegate fee of £250 for other attendees.

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