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Are you running a program or service and want to know whether it is effective, meeting the needs of people, or maximizing a limited budget? Program evaluation can help you find the evidence you need to strengthen your program or service!

The Program Evaluation Certificate will introduce you to a different evaluation approaches, designs, methods, and the skills to apply this knowledge to your own work. Each week, you will be asked to apply your learnings to create an evaluation plan for a program within your organization or local community. In addition to coaching provided through group workshops, your one-on-one consulting session with an evaluation expert will give you detailed feedback on your plan and answer any questions you have. By the end of the program, you'll walk away with everything you need to conduct a successful program evaluation.

Our certificate is designed for those who need to evaluate, analyze and improve upon programs and/or services within the workplace. The certificate program is offered in partnership with the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA). CCRLA is a community-engaged research centre located within Laurier's Faculty of Science.


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  • Develop a strong program theory of change and logic model.
  • Know what evaluation approach and type suits your needs
  • Conduct effective interviews and focus groups.
  • Design surveys.
  • Analyze survey and interview data.
  • Create a knowledge mobilization strategy
  • Apply findings to improve programs and services.
  • Integrate evaluation approaches into organizational learning and development.


"The applied focus of this certificate was very relevant to my non-profit work, the schedule fit with my work and the final project was structured to facilitate me creating a deliverable for work." - Ruth Cameron, Executive Director, ACCKWA

"The course did certainly help me advance my career. PEC has really helped me transition to more technical work at my current job and I am very grateful of my learnings." - Nicole Heaney, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA)

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