Leadership in evaluation

ESS has become aware that to embed evaluation successfully often requires a leader of evaluation in an organisation. Between September and December 2020, we explored what leadership in evaluation looks like, and what is required to make a successful leader in evaluation.

The questions we set out to ask leaders in evaluation are:

  • What do we mean by leadership in evaluation?
  • What characteristics, skills and knowledge do leaders in evaluation require to be leaders in their organisation?
  • What support do leaders in evaluation need?
  • What support can Evaluation Support Scotland deliver to leaders in evaluation?

Based on our research, we produced the ‘Leadership in enquiry report’ below that details our learning about the topic. You can also download two supplementary documents below: 1) Key messages about leadership in evaluation, and 2) Person specification listed in evaluation.

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