This facilitated online Essential Skills Series will take place as a 10-week session, starting April 11 to June 2, 2022. This session will be facilitated by Steve Montague of the Performance Management Network.
THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO EVALUATION IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
We will be limiting group size to 25 to ensure maximum benefit to participants. This online session will make use of CES National’s e-Institute online platform and will be complemented with live group discussions and a roster of guest speakers addressing relevant topics tailored to meet the community’s interests and needs.
The live session component, which we in NCC are specially adding, will be spaced to address modules as the group goes through the course (i.e., 5 or 6 one-hour sessions, app. every 2 weeks) providing information relevant to participating evaluators plus shared materials beyond the e-institute references. These will be confirmed during the first session scheduled in the week of April 11. Sessions will be recorded and posted so that participants can access them anytime, if they cannot make a live session.
The facilitator will also communicate directly with students weekly via emails and over the course of approximately 7 assignments throughout the 10-week period. Note also that there is no grading in this course, but students will be asked to do quizzes associated with each self-study module.
It is recommended that students keep up with the assignments weekly so that they can be discussed in class. Specific extra materials will be sent to participants (suited to their needs). The facilitator will also be able to respond to direct requests by single students or small groups via email and, if required, via short live consultation.