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 

Make to Measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans


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 30th July 2024, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Part 2: Tuesday 6th August 2024, 1.00 pm – 4.00 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

Note: You must have attended our workshop Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators before attending this workshop or you should have a strong understanding of outcomes. To check the strength of your understanding please read this page on setting outcomes and indicators before booking onto this workshop.


£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

This creative workshop follows on from ‘Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators.

Explore the questions and processes involved in choosing fit-for-purpose evaluation methods; those that will help you measure your outcome indicators in a way that suits your project and its service users. You will also consider how to keep evaluation proportionate to your work and resources.

 At this workshop you will:

  • Understand the steps and principles to follow when choosing or developing evaluation methods
  • Use different methods and tools to collect information about your outcomes
  • Put in place a monitoring and evaluation plan for your project /organisation

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. 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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  • 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. If your place will be paid by your organisation or by The National Lottery Community Fund, you will be invoiced after part 1 of the workshop. Cost of attendance will be payable by BACS (bank transfer). To include a PO number on the invoice, please inform us in advance of the workshop.
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