This online course focuses on the key product of an evaluation: the Evaluation Report. In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report. The course is also available in French language. The course is self-paced with no fixed start or finish dates. Enrolments are now open and will remain open all around the year.
This checklist by Kelly N. Robertson and Lori Wingate provides suggestions for the content and organization of long-form evaluation reports that are concise, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-navigate. The checklist is not a rigid set of requirements, but rather a compilation of suggestions based on evaluation literature, the authors’ experience, and input from experts. It will be useful for those who are new to writing evaluation reports, but also as a refresher to those who are more experienced in the genre.
AES Workshop: What does the evaluator mean? Building the skills to understand evaluation reports and apply the findings to policy and practice
Evidence-based practice depends on skilled practitioners and policy makers to be able to extract and interpret and apply key information from evaluation reports. However, understanding evaluation reports, their limitations and language – and then making good use of the findings are essential skills in order to benefit from the investment in the evaluation process. This workshop provides the link between the evaluator and the evaluation user: users will learn what to look for and what questions to ask and evaluators will learn how to make their reports more accessible.
Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results implemented and disseminated widely, but there are alternatives to the traditional lengthy report. This interactive webinar will present an overview of four key principles for effective reporting and engage participants in a discussion of its role in effective evaluation. Participants will leave with an expanded repertoire of innovative alternatives to the traditional report along with selected tips and techniques.