Practical Application of Evaluation Design and Methods.
The Health Leadership & Learning Network (HLLN) at York University in Canada is now offering its Program Evaluator Professional Certificate in the summer for local and international individuals responsible for evaluating and/or making decisions around programs, policies and services focused on (1) building healthy lives, communities and environments and/or (2) reaching UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program is offered fully online, using a hybrid format of self-directed learning, live webinars, and an action learning project with individual mentorship.
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How do you know if the program you administer is achieving objectives, or if it needs some fine-tuning to succeed? Today, more than ever, program evaluation skills are in demand for continuous program improvements and to meet accountability requirements to funders across the globe.
This program is designed for individuals responsible for evaluating and/or making decisions around programs, policies and services focused on (1) building healthy lives, communities and environments and/or (2) reaching UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The program is offered fully online, using a hybrid format of self-directed learning, live webinars, and an action learning project with individual mentorship.
How You Will Benefit:
This practical and applied training will provide the workplace knowledge and skills needed to assess, develop and implement a program evaluation plan. The focus is on providing an overview of the tools and methods required to monitor and evaluate programs, with an emphasis on how to conduct evaluations that are practical and useful in the field.
You will engage with your peers to learn about the need and utility of applying a program evaluation framework to review, improve or provide justification for a program you may be engaged in or are planning to introduce. Using the Center for Disease Control Framework as an example, you will prepare an Action Learning Project, this is a program evaluation proposal that addresses the content of the program, the stakeholders involved and identify a design and data collection methods to evaluate its efficacy. You may bring ideas from your own workplace or work on projects provided by the Health Leadership and Learning Network.
A Professional Certificate highlights a skill group related to an area of professional expertise. Professional certificates awarded by the Health Leadership and Learning Network do not include any academic credits and cannot be applied towards a degree program.
You have the opportunity to earn at the end of the program, on successful completion of all mandatory requirements:
- A digital credential: Program Evaluator- Professional Certificate
- A certificate of completion.
What You Will Learn:
By the end of the program, you will be able to apply program evaluation competencies to demonstrate program effectiveness or efficiency, and/or to make recommendations for quality improvement and accountability. These competencies include the ability to:
- Choose a model to evaluate a program
- Identify and describe the steps involved in program evaluation planning
- Choose a research design and data collection strategy to evaluate the program
- Disseminate results to change programming as required.
- Develop and present a program evaluation plan
Note: This program does not cover data input and analysis but focuses on the evaluation design, interpretation and communication of data. If you need to gain competencies in statistics and data analysis, you may wish to explore SAS, SPSS, R courses offered through the Statistical Consulting Service (SCS) at York University or through Coursera. Contact us if you are unsure if you need to take a statistics or data analysis program.
Module 1: Introduction to Program Evaluation
- Why is program evaluation useful/needed?
- Approaches and frameworks used in program evaluation
Module 2: Evaluation Research
- How to design an evaluation approach – includes data collection, ethics
- Choosing between surveys and focus groups – how to do them
- Analysing and interpreting your results
Module 3: Action Learning Project - Your Program Evaluation Plan
- Who are your stakeholders? What is the content and objective of your program?
- Building a plan for review
- Presenting your program evaluation plan proposal
- Individual mentoring session to discuss your ideas and progress (~1 hour each to be scheduled)
- Project work and presentation of your program evaluation plan proposal
- Individual Assessment - Program evaluation plans will be assessed on a pass/fail basis for demonstration of program evaluation competencies.
- Participants will have the opportunity to earn digital credentials if they pass the assessment
Lesley Beagrie - BScN, U of T; MScN – U of T; PhD
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Professor Emeritus, Nursing, Faculty of Health at York University, where she was directly engaged in the new Global Health undergraduate program. Her career has involved significant contributions to program development in administrative positions in 4 universities, directing, implementing and evaluating nursing curricula. She is the founding director of the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing (2000-2004), Director of the York School of Nursing, 2004-2009; Associate Dean, Community and International programs (2009 – 2014) Master of Stong College (2014-15). She was Chair of the York University Senate(2016-18), and Co-chair of the pan-university Mental Health Steering committee, providing oversight and implementation of an integrated mental health strategy for the university, addressing staff, faculty and student well-being. She has been a member of key provincial, national and international associations including leadership positions in interprofessional groups addressing team approaches to wellness.
Her research and experience related to quality program delivery, evaluation and accreditation positions her well to question, analyze and review strategies related to risk management and appropriate oversight to insure desirable outcomes. Her program evaluation experience has been applied to the review of several academic programs within the Faculty of Health. Now retired, she is presently a member of the Board of Directors for Peterborough Regional Health Center.
Certificate of Completion & Digital Credentials
Certificates of completion and digital credentials are issued approximately two to three weeks after the end of the program, as long as you have :
- Attended all sessions
- Completed and passed all assignments and assessments, as they might be assigned during the program...
Please note, you must complete and submit your assignments and assessments before the program end date.
For more information, please review our Program Policies & Disclaimer.
Accommodation & Excursions
Toronto offers a wide range of accommodation and activities during your visit.
Commuting from downtown Toronto is easy and direct. York University, Keele Campus is a step on the subways line.
Please note the International Summer Institute fees does not include travel, accommodation or excursions fees. Learners are expected to make their own their travel arrangements, after HLLN team has confirmed their registration.
York University, Keele Campus offers short-term on-campus accommodation:
|Guest Apartments on Campus (bfriendly accommodation)||The Guest Apartments include:
|Schulich Executive Hotel on Campus||The Executive Learning Centre features:
Book on-line: www.elc.schulich.yorku.ca
Call reservations at: +1 416.650.8300
If you prefer to stay in the Toronto downtown area (GTA), there are several hotels to choose from (York University does not endorse any hotel).
Travel distance from GTA to York University Keele Campus by subway is 40 minutes approx and by car 25-30 minutes approx.
|The Chelsea hotel (www.chelseatoronto.com) has offered a special rate starting CAD$179 plus tax per room/night.
Book online: bit.ly/2Y4n2tg
Call reservations at: all 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or +1 416.595.1975 (make sure to identify yourself as part of the “Healthcare Professionals Group”)
Activities and Excursions
The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) features activities for every interest from professional sports like tennis (e.g. Rogers Cup) to a bustling theatre or cinema scene (inc. Toronto Film Festival); LGBTQ pride to innovative medical research; and much more. Cosmopolitan gems like Chinatown, Little Italy, Kensington Market blend in with the natural beauty of Toronto Island, etc.
There are several sites and cities one can visit during your break days or weekend prior or after your program (York University does not endorse any tour company).
|Ottawa, Ontario, Canada||Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada|
|Lake Ontario, Canada||Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada|
|Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec, Canada||New York City, USA|
For further information please check with you preferred tour company or contact: ISX Canada
Please visit: www.isx.ca
Call: + 1 416.920.997