Reflections on Inter-University Collaboration to Deliver a Graduate Certificate in Evaluation to Government of the Northwest Territories Employees
This practice note describes and reflects on an inter-university collaboration
to deliver a graduate credential in evaluation to Government of the Northwest
Territories (GNWT) staff . The collaboration involved faculty members from two
member institutions of the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education
(CUEE). We describe the process of negotiating a contractual agreement, developing
and delivering the program, and offer our reflections and lessons learned.
Evidence-based decision-making and managing for results are terms oft en heard from politicians and senior government offi cials at both federal and provincial levels of government in Canada. But, while there is some level of under- standing at the federal level in terms of the role and use of evaluation in measuring results, there is significantly less information readily available about the extent to which evaluation is being used at other levels of government.