Participatory Evaluation
Community-Based Assessment and Strategic Learning Practices


November 17 | 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

November 17, 2021 | 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

December 9, 2021 

  • 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 is evaluation, what are the different types of participatory evaluation, and what it means at the level of community-based work. You will then use a spectrum tool to examine what is participatory evaluation, participants will learn how it differs from conventional evaluation, and what it means to engage in empowering evaluation practices. Finally, you understand how participatory evaluation supports strategic learning and how your practices affect your outcomes.

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 a variety of 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 workbook 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 60 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.


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



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).

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Lisa Attygalle


In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to help them meaningfully engage their communities. Over the last six years her work has focused on creating authentic engagement strategies and training staff teams, teaching and writing about innovative engagement methodologies, designing and facilitating workshops with a focus on raising the voice of the context expert, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

Lisa comes to this work from the private sector where she worked at one of Canada's leading communications firms with clients in agribusiness, healthcare, financial services and technology. Lisa brings private sector knowledge to public sector work. Hailing from Australia, Lisa also worked on major water infrastructure projects as the liaison between municipal government, engineering and the community.


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