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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:

Face to face workshop 

Getting Started: Outcomes and Indicators

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Please note that we will be running this workshop again in person in 2024, the dates and more information will be added to our website later this year. To be informed of dates when they are available for booking on our website, please subscribe to our newsletter.

If you’d like to attend this workshop this year, there is space still available on the online version of this workshop in November, click here to find out the dates and to book on!


Tuesday 5th September 2023, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Venue Information

Deaf Action
49 Albany Street
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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.

This event 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.

At this workshop you will learn how 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

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.

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Spaces may become available, fill in our form to be added to our waiting list.

  • 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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  • Lunch will be provided at this workshop. If you would prefer to bring your own (or you can purchase from the surrounding area) just let us know so we can minimise our food waste.
  • If your place is not funded by an Evaluation Support Account, you will receive an invoice by email. 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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