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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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We run a variety of one-off workshops and events to share our learning on specific topics. Some events include brief training sessions.


ESS hosts friendly and informative webinars on a range of evaluation subjects.

Face to face workshop 

Make to Measure: Evaluation Methods and Plans


Thursday 17th March 2022, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Venue information

Deaf Action
49 Albany Street
Please note that 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

This creative workshop which follows on from ‘Getting started: Outcomes and indicators’ shows you what evaluation methods to use and how to make a monitoring and evaluation plan.

Explore the questions and processes involved in choosing the best methods for your project including looking at sources of evidence, the level of user involvement the tool can provide, and keeping evaluation proportionate to your 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

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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