Participatory Evaluation
Community-Based Assessment and Strategic Learning Practices


September 8 | Virtual Workshop




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3.5 hour

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Coaching Call

Build Your Capacity to Define, Measure and Act on Change  


The success of participatory evaluation acknowledges relationship dynamics as central to the process. How, when, and who is involved in evaluation practices  are  important, and evidence strongly  suggests that there is greater learning and adoption of evaluation processes and findings when they include the community in the designing and planning, implementation and reporting stages of this type of work. 


Community leaders, funders, community organizations, changemakers and other stakeholders are asking for stakeholder-involved evaluation design, and this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to support your decision-making processes when it comes to thinking about what you will need to bring participatory evaluation practices into your community change work.


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Workshop Pre Learning
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Virtual Workshop Session

1-Hour Individual Pre-Learning

Prior to Attending

  • Prepare you for the content within the workshop
  • Complete a self-reflection exercise
  • Assess your evaluation skill set

3.5-Hour Virtual Workshop

September 8, 2022 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm ET

  • Explore a variety of evaluation approaches and tools to strengthen your decision-making
  • Critically reflect on how to define participatory evaluation
  • Gain a deeper understanding of participatory evaluation, its foundational theory and practices
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Coaching Session

1-Hour Coaching Session with Fellow-Learners


  • Deepen your understanding of the workshop content
  • Receive personalized support to translate your knowledge into action

What will Registrants Learn?

What is participatory evaluation?

We will take you through a guided reflection on what evaluation is, the different types of participatory evaluation, and what it means at the level of community-based work. You will then use a mapping tool to identify your stakeholders and their role in your evaluation strategy. Participants will learn how participatory evaluation supports strategic learning and how your practices affect your outcomes. Finally, you will go through the five steps of a participatory evaluation process and learn how to build powerful evaluation questions, strong indicators and how to communicate your impact.

Self-reflection on existing evaluation practices

We will share a tool that will assist you in gaining better insight into your existing evaluation experience.

Exploring approaches and methods to doing participatory evaluation

Together, we will journey through the participatory evaluation landscape and learn about various approaches, methods and tools that can contribute to your evaluation experience.

Bringing it all together 

 • We will walk through a mapping process to show how key decisions can be made when planning participatory evaluation. •  Putting criteria and principles into action – Identify criteria and principles that apply to your work •  Choosing the right approach and methods – Understand how to select the appropriate approach and methods. •  Planning together – Use the evaluation canvas to support you through the design of your next evaluation process.




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Single Registration

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Group Registration


CEP, CDC & CBYF Member Registration



Registration is now open and is limited to 70 learners. Participants will be sent a pre-workshop package ahead of the workshop. Zoom meeting details will be sent in advance. The registration rate includes the pre-workshop package, the 3.5 hour virtual workshop and a one-hour post-workshop small group coaching session. It also includes membership into Tamarack Institute's Learning community.


Post-workshop, participants will be invited to register for a post-event coaching session. At this interactive session, small groups of workshop participants will be encouraged to share their emerging questions and receive further support in translating the workshop’s learning into action.


Can’t attend the workshop, but love the content? Get in touch with Isaac to learn more about how you can bring a custom version of this workshop to your organization or collaborative.


The Paul Born Be A Light Scholarship Fund

We want everyone to learn how to improve their community! To ensure this, Tamarack supports low-income learners through the Paul Born Be a Light Fund. Please reach out to Duncan if you would like to apply for a scholarship. Learn how you can donate to the Paul Born Be A Light Fund and get a charitable receipt.

Please contact Duncan if you have any questions or concerns. 




Meet Your Workshop Facilitators

Jean-Marie Chapeau

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

Learn more about Jean-Marie

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