Upcoming events


We run various open workshops throughout the year to support those involved with third sector organisations with their evaluation needs. Scroll down to see our upcoming workshops, or click to find more information about our:


We run a variety of one-off events to share our learning on specific topics. Scroll down to see our upcoming events, or click for more information:

Virtual workshop 

Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators

Screenshot of Getting Started workshop


This is one workshop that will be delivered over 2 days. You must attend both parts of the workshop on both dates for the full learning.

Part 1: Tuesday 29th October 2024, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Part 2: Thursday 31st October 2024, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

If you do not attend part 1 of this workshop, you will not be allowed to join part 2.

Venue Information

We are running this workshop using Zoom video conferencing.  You’ll need a stable internet connection (and preferably a webcam and microphone).  We’ll email in advance with a link, password and all the materials you will need for the workshop. For more information, please read our Participant guide for using Zoom.

Who is this event for?

Staff or volunteers from third sector organisations in Scotland.


£120.00 inclusive of VAT

Some funders will engage us to provide support to their funded organisations. If you are funded by RS MacDonald Charitable Trust or The National Lottery Community Fund, get in touch with your funder as you may be eligible for funding under an evaluation support account.

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 learn to:

  • 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 

How our workshops run:

There will be a mixture of PowerPoint presentation and trainer guided exercises. We’ll help you learn from other participants and apply the learning to your work. There will be an icebreaker exercise at the start of the day to get to know each other. Participants will be placed in small groups to complete group activities.

For an engaging learning environment, we expect all attendees to actively participate in our workshops and to commit their full attention to the whole session. Please read our digital etiquette and best practice for online events.

About ESS workshops:

Evaluation Support Scotland are accessible. We use plain English. We work in a way that meets the different needs and abilities of people and organisations. We ask you if you have any access needs when we work with you and ensure that, as far as possible, we meet them.  Please ask us if you want to see our equalities policy.


To enquire about this workshop please contact us.

By completing the booking form below, you are agreeing to attend part 1 and part 2 of this workshop.  You do not need to complete an additional booking form for part 2.


  • By entering your organisation's charity number this will makes it easier for us to check that the booking organisation is a third sector organisation based in Scotland.
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