2020 Course Dates






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Essential Skills Series January 27-30, 2020 Ryerson University, Toronto John Allen Closed
Essential Skills Series July 20, 2020 Online Tina Sahay Closed
Essential Skills Series September 21, 2020 Online Dr. Paul Favaro Closed
Essential Skills Series October 13, 2020 Online Dr. Keiko Kuji-Shikatani OPEN

Essential Skills Series: Online

This ten-week course, developed by the Canadian Evaluation Society, provides participants with foundational knowledge of the main models and practices associated with the profession of evaluation. Participants gain experience of the essential elements of program evaluation.

  • Prior knowledge of evaluation and of social science research methods is not required.
  • There are no examinations or coursework.
  • Students are expected to complete 10 modules 1 per week independent of the instructor and 7 assignments and participate in the on-line discussion forum with facilitator and other learners.
  • Participation in all 10 modules, completion of assignments and participation in on-line discussion forum entitles you to a Certificate of Completion from the Canadian Evaluation Society.
  • The Certificate of Completion can be applied towards the application of the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation.

Registration includes course materials.

Download a PDF of the Essential Skills Series course description

Registration Cost: Online

CES Ontario members receive a 25% discount on the general admission ticket prices for the Essential Skills Series. New Practitioners and Students receive further discounts of up to 50%. If you’re interested in becoming a CES Ontario member, please visit the Canadian Evaluation Society.

CES Member: $862.50
CES New Practitioner Member: $646.88
CES Student / Retired Member: $431.25
Non-Member: $1078.13
Student / Retired Non-Member: $539.06

Prices do not include HST or registration fees.