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Foundations of Participatory Evaluation

This online course is designed to help you learn at your own pace as you work on developing and implementing a successful Participatory Evaluation.

Welcome to Foundations of Participatory Evaluation, Tamarack Institute's next online course. Through this course, you'll be guided through reflective questions and exercises that will help you make the most of the course materials and content.

We want you to come away from this course with the practical tools, support, and confidence you need to successfully design and implement a Participatory Evaluation

Join Tamarack's Jean-Marie Chapeau, Director of Participatory Evaluation, in this new online course designed to build a foundation of knowledge and practice for a participatory evaluation. 

This course is available to use at your own pace, but you'll be learning alongside a diverse group of Tamarack Institute learners. Engage in comments and questions on the online platform, and join Jean-Marie for monthly small group coaching to get more personalized feedback and insight.

What Will I Learn?

The Foundations of Participatory Evaluation course is divided into six main lessons:

MODULE ONE:  What is Evaluation and Why do we do it?

MODULE TWO: What is a Community-Engaged Evaluation?

MODULE THREE: Being Deliberate about your Evaluation Investment

MODULE FOUR: Collective Definitions about your Desired Changes

MODULE FIVE: Designing Powerful Evaluation Questions and Choosing the Right Indicator

MODULE SIX: Collecting and Sharing Results 

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Jean-Marie Chapeau is the Consulting Director Evaluating impact at the Tamarack Institute.

Deeply convinced that local and collaborative approaches are an essential lever in solving complex social issues, Jean-Marie has been involved in community development and social change for 25 years.

Jean-Marie mobilizes his experience, passion and curiosity to promote evaluation as a tool for empowerment in communities and to accompany individuals and groups in their learning processes. He is constantly seeking to build bridges between change-makers involved in inventing local solutions to poverty and exclusion.

He previously worked at Centraide of Greater Montreal, implementing innovative strategies and projects aimed at collective capacity building (training, coaching), particularly in social impact measurement, strategic learning and organizational development. In this role, Jean-Marie was responsible for the various evaluation and learning components of the Collective Impact Project (CIP), Montréal’s neighbourhood-based strategy to reduce poverty, and developed the Evaluation capacity-building approach to support local participatory evaluation.

Jean-Marie is a graduate of urban planning and business management. In the early 2000s, he initiated the very first urban farming initiatives in Montreal. He also worked for several years in the field of strategic consulting and foresight in Paris (France).

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Foundations of Participatory Evaluation is hosted on Thinkific, an online learning platform. After registering for the course, please allow for 1-2 business days for your invoice to process. Once we receive confirmation of payment, we will send log-in details for the course platform, where you'll find the course videos, materials, and workbook. If you have any questions regarding invoicing and payments, please reach out to Mikayla

Small group coaching dates will be provided each month by email, and will also be posted on the course website.

You'll have access to the course and coaching calls for 6 months after enrolment.

Only one learner is able to access the course per account - please contact Isaac for group rates. 

Bring this online course to your organization!

We are able to build separate course platforms for organizations that wish to enrol their teams in the course, allowing you to share personalized questions and comments that are specific to your context. 

Contact Isaac for more information on how to bring this course to your organization.


Price: The registration rate (in Canadian dollars) is $249 per person with a group rate of $199 for groups of 3 and above.

The registration rate includes access to the online course platform, the course workbook, and access to monthly small group coaching with Jean-Marie, your course instructor. 

Group rates are available - please contact Isaac for more information.


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Online Course | Learn at Your Own Pace

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