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Let’s Evaluate! is a series of 3 workshops delivered regularly throughout the year. We recommend that people take them in this order: Getting Started, Make to Measure, Telling my Story.

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Face to face workshop 

Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators


Thursday 3rd March 2022, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Venue Information

Deaf Action
49 Albany Street
We are following Scottish Government guidance, if we are advised not to run this workshop face to face, we will instead run this workshop via Zoom video conferencing.

Who is this workshop for?

Staff or volunteers from third sector organisations in Scotland


£111.00 inclusive of VAT

Workshop Description

Need to show the difference you make and don’t know where to start? Want to learn how to write clear outcomes, and how to set indicators to measure your outcomes? This starter workshop is designed to help you do just that!

This stimulating workshop gets you started by explaining what outcomes and indicators are and how they can help you to explain the difference your work makes. It will give you clarity on the building blocks of evaluation and includes lots of time for working on your own projects.

At this workshop you will:

  • Understand the importance of outcomes and indicators
  • Write clear outcomes for your project / organisation
  • Set indicators to help measure whether you are achieving your outcomes

There will be a mixture of presentation and trainer guided exercises.  We’ll help you learn from other participants and apply the learning to your work. 

Covid guidance and considerations

  • Evaluation Support Scotland will not run this in person workshop against Scottish Government guidance.
  • If we are unable to run this workshop in person, we will run the workshop on the same day via Zoom video conferencing.
  • If you are unwell or have tested positive for Covid-19 (LFT or PCR) or have been asked by NHS Scotland to self-isolate, please do not attend the workshop on the day.
  • Participants should use the hand sanitisers provided upon entry into the building.
  • We ask participants to keep their face masks on when moving around the building, with the option to take them off when seated. However, the Trainer will seek participants’ views about wearing face masks throughout the session, and will seek a unanimous agreement.
  • We will ensure additional ventilation of the room by keeping a window open. You may wish to wear attire accordingly.
  • We will have 1m spacing between participants.
  • Tea, coffee and water will be provided throughout the day. Disposable paper cups will be available but participants are encouraged to bring and use their own reusable cups/bottles.
  • Lunch will be provided and individually packed from Embo Deli (or another external caterer). Alternatively you may bring your own lunch or purchase from nearby shops which can be eaten at the venue. Please do let us know in advance if you do not require lunch provided as we wish to reduce our food waste.
  • In addition to checking into the venue via NHS Test and Protect, we would encourage all participants to undertake a lateral flow test before and after attending the workshop. Should you test positive for Covid-19 after attending the workshop, please follow the Scottish Government guidance regarding alerting close contacts.

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