2. Evaluating Impact: The Nuts and Bolts of Evaluation

In the second of 3 sessions, this training course will build on the learning from Session 1 – an Introduction, by exploring evaluation processes in more detail. You will find out more about how to gather the right data and evidence of your impact, the best way of analysing and interpreting the evidence, and how to create a plan to measure your impact.

What will be covered in this session?

• What to evaluate at different stages of your work

• Asking the right questions

• Data gathering methods

• Qualitative and quantitative evaluation: choosing the right method for the situation

• Developing an evaluation plan

Who is it suited to?

This session is suitable for project staff and service leads who understand outcomes and indicators and who plan service evaluation activities.

What will you learn?

The training is divided into theory and practice. You will gain practical experience by applying learnings to your unique setting or service. You will develop the capability to:

  • Choose the right evaluation method at different stages of your work​
  • Develop an evaluation plan
  • Gather the right data and ask the right questions

Next steps

This training programme is divided into 3 sessions:

Session 1: Evaluating Impact: an introduction

Session 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Evaluation

Session 3: Telling the story of your data

Each session will be delivered online and in-person – you can choose your preferred method. Since experience and prior knowledge varies, those without a background in evaluating projects are encouraged to attend all three sessions, while those with experience can choose to attend module 2 or 3, or both.

You can purchase individual sessions or a discounted package for all 3 sessions.

Session dates & tickets:

£150 per person per module £400 per person for all 3 modules

To register please contact: ECOtraining@effectiveservices.org

Online (half-day)

Thursday 16th and Tuesday 21st May 9:30-13:00

In-person (full day)

Thursday 23rd May 9:30-16:30


To register please contact: ECOtraining@effectiveservices.org

Cost: £150 (buy all 3 for £400)

Sessions begin May 2024

Online and in-person options available

Session dates

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Thursday, May 23, 2024
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