Preparing for Evaluation – A New Course from ArtReach

Evaluation is a key component of any project. Taking the time to plan your evaluation approach means your project has the best chance of success and will achieve the changes you seek to deliver. In addition, as funding for creative and community projects becomes even more competitive, a thorough evaluation approach, and in particular, a focus on outcomes, can help your project stand out from the crowd.

Led by our consultancy team, this workshop will introduce you to a range of approaches and tools to help you prepare your evaluation and explore the right methodology for you. The workshop will be interactive, encourage discussion and include step-by-step practical activities to take you through the process.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The training will help you to:

Create suitable goals for your project, which are realistic to measure and yet drive ambition

Think about the outcomes or changes you wish to achieve through your project including tools and techniques to help you focus.

Understand different approaches and frameworks used to design an evaluation such as planning triangles, logic modelling and an outcomes chain.

Map out an evaluation framework including goals, outcomes and outputs in practical group exercises.

Be aware of common pitfalls experienced by organisations so the process to prepare for evaluation is a positive experience for you and your team.

Who should attend?

This is an introductory session for those with little or no experience in evaluating projects. It is relevant for all community and voluntary sector organisations who are new to thinking about evaluation and are looking for guidance on how and where to start.

Start Date

11th December 2018

Closing Date

11th December 2018