21 - 22 November 2023

Online (Zoom), 0930 - 1300 GMT (both days)

Booking Closed

Essential People and Facilitation Skills in Evaluation Settings

This workshop is part of the UK Evaluation Society’s ‘Learning the Art of Evaluation’ series

The series covers the soft-yet-harder skills essential for effective evaluation practice – skills which are seldom covered by traditional evaluation training. These include how to undertake robust evaluation in the ‘messy’ real world, how to engage stakeholders and how to manage evaluation processes. The focus of this workshop series is not on the technical methods of evaluation, rather on the art of evaluation. The workshops are delivered by experienced evaluation trainers who enliven training through their real life examples.

This 2 half-day online workshop will help participants explore a broad set of people and facilitation skills that are needed across an evaluation – from setting up, to data gathering, managing the process, dealing with conflict, all the way through to sharing learning, to arrive at effective and useful evaluation.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this workshop, you will gain:

● Familiarity with key people and facilitation skills needed for effective evaluation practice
● Increased confidence in using different skills and styles of facilitation in different evaluation settings
● Take away tips for good facilitation practice.

Intended participants

This workshop is for anyone new to the field of evaluation, for example if you:

  • Have just taken up an evaluation role
  • Commission or manage others who undertake evaluation
  • Are a manager who wants to evaluate a new project or programme.

If you seek an in-house workshop for your organisation please contact hello@evaluation.org.uk Attn Training


Georgie Parry-Crooke

In addition to designing, conducting and managing social research and evaluation for many years, Georgie developed and delivered post-graduate evaluation courses including a Masters programme at London Metropolitan University. Georgie has also designed and delivered courses for government departments including a five-day course for DFID and NGOs; voluntary sector organisations; for the UK Evaluation Society and a week-long course for UNICEF in South Asia. She joined the Tavistock Institute in 2016 where she continued to facilitate training and workshops on evaluation, theory of change and the Dynamics of Evaluation. In 2019, she led the Tavistock Institute’s team delivering evaluation capacity building for the British Council with Ipsos UK and more recently, Department of Transport and Department for International Trade evaluation seminar series. 

Sally Cupitt 

Sally previously ran evaluation and impact consultancy teams at NCVO and Charities Evaluation Services (CES). She has carried out a wide range of external evaluations and helped hundreds of organisations self-evaluate, through training or consultancy support. She has helped organisations develop theories of change, and used these as the framework for evaluation plans and processes. Sally developed CES’ outcomes-focused training and co-designed and co-delivered the pioneering, award-winning National Outcomes Programme, cascading outcomes training through England. She has trained hundreds of organisations in a range of evaluation skills, including theory of change and evaluation planning. Sally has made a significant contribution to the practice of evaluation in the UK voluntary sector, writing some of the first widely-used publications in the field, and working on cross-sectoral initiatives to improve evaluation skills. 

Fees :

Non-Members             £300+ VAT
Members                      £250+ VAT
Student Members *      £200+ VAT


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*Bursaries available for a limited time for student attendees: https://www.evaluation.org.uk/student-bursaries-for-ukes-training-courses/