Principles-focused evaluation makes a program’s principles the focus of evaluation. Three questions are the focus of evaluation: (1) To what extent and in what ways are the program’s principles meaningful to those they are meant to guide? (2) If meaningful, to what extent and in what ways are the principles adhered to? (3) If adhered to, to what extent and in what ways do principles guide results? The course will present and explain the GUIDE approach to developing and evaluating principles. GUIDE calls for principles to be directive, useful, inspiring, adaptable to contexts, and evaluable. We will share examples of principles-focused evaluations.
This course is delivered in four virtual, instructor-led modules. Click on the module titles below to read about each one. Classes will take place online via Adobe Connect. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the course to all participants who have successfully completed the modules.
Module 1: The Niche and Contributions of Principles-Focused Evaluation
February 4, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. EST
Module 3: Principles for Evaluation
February 11, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. EST
Module 4: Evaluating Principles
February 13, 5 p.m.–8 p.m. EST
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We have certain costs associated with delivery that cannot be recouped when we have last minute cancellations. Full refunds (less a $100 processing fee) will be made up to 3 weeks prior to the first module of the course. These refunds may take up to 4 weeks to process. While we understand that personal or work related conflicts can arise from time to time, please note that refunds are not issued under any circumstances within 3 weeks of delivery. Registration may be transferred for the entire course to another person within your organization until 24 hours before the start of the program. ELC will not transfer registration or provide any refunds or vouchers for modules that are missed after the start of a course.
If an entire class is cancelled by EnCompass for any reason, EnCompass will issue participants a full refund.
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