Training and formal education

Formal courses can be a useful way to develop people’s knowledge and skills in conducting and/or managing an evaluation.  Courses range from one day introductory short courses to complete doctoral programmes in evaluation.

Individuals can sign up to existing courses or organisations can develop and deliver or commission customised courses which prepare people to work within their particular organisational processes and structures.

Formal courses can be delivered face to face or virtually through webinars, self-study or online learning.

Ideally courses provide opportunities for participants to link what they are learning to their existing knowledge, to discuss how to apply what they are learning to their situation, and to practise the skills they are learning.

The links below provide information about a variety of training courses with a focus on evaluation:

Short Courses (face to face)

Short Courses (distance)

Other Portals to Information on Short Courses 

  • AES calendar of professional learning events: This page from the Australasian Evaluation Society provides a list of short course that are offered throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • IOCE events calendar: This page from the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation provides a list of short courses and events provided by evaluation organizations from around the world.
  • European Evaluation Society Training Opportunities: This page from EES provides links to a number of short course in evaluation. Please note that these courses are not provided by EES itself.

University Programs

Updated: 18th August 2020 - 4:30pm
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