15 - 16 October 2024

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

Part-Time Student Bursaries!

Keeping the Show on the Road

Essential People and Facilitation Skills in Evaluation Settings

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

What do you need to enhance how you navigate through evaluation? This workshop offers an opportunity to work this through by identifying and using facilitation skills in practice.

Course Summary

This engaging workshop includes learning through action activities and offers opportunities for participants to explore a broad set of 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.

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.


This workshop is for anyone new to the field of evaluation, such as those who:

  • Have just taken up an evaluation role,
  • Commission or manage others who undertake evaluation, or
  • 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 to arrange this.

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this workshop, you will gain:

  • familiarity with key facilitation skills needed for effective evaluation practice
  • increased confidence in using different skills and styles of facilitation in different evaluation settings
  • ideas of how to engage stakeholders in your evaluations
  • practical recommendations for planning and managing faciliation
  • take away tips for good facilitation practice



Between them, the workshop facilitators have spent over 60 years undertaking evaluations, facilitating sometimes challenging evaluation processes, and they bring this rich knowledge to the 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. 


“The content, delivery and quality of the 2-half day course provided by the UK Evaluation Society was exceptional- and in my broader experience the best externally provided training course I have ever attended. Both Sally and Georgia were open, highly engaging and humble considering their careers and expertise; first rate in every measure.


In summary- it was pitch perfect in informing, practicing and then enabling reflection for almost immediate development and integration.” 


~Edward (Nov 2023)

Access Details:

This course is offered fully online. Access details will be provided after the booking window closes on 14 October at 1400 GMT.

If you have any alternative support needs in order to effectively participate in this training, please let us know as before booking or as soon as possible after booking by emailing our team on hello@evaluation.org.uk . We look forward to assisting you in whatever way we can.



Refunds will only be provided for participant cancellations received at least 14 days prior to the event. UKES reserves the right to cancel the event, in which case a full refund would be provided.


Fees :

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


If you would like to complete a group booking or need to be invoiced, please email us at hello@evaluation.org.uk .


*Bursaries available for UK student attendees, UKES membership not required:  https://www.evaluation.org.uk/student-bursaries-for-ukes-training-courses/ 

Note – this course is now available for part-time student bursaries on a limited-time basis.