Core Course (July 15 - 19)


Core Course: a solid foundation in evaluation

IPDET`s one-week Core Course provides the fundamentals of evaluation. As an introductory course, participants will gain a comprehensive overview of evaluation and how to approach it. The course is designed for those with little prior experience or training in evaluation, as well as for those seeking to refresh and update their basic knowledge.

Over the week, 7 instructional modules are explored through lectures, group work, theory and practice in an interactive learning environment.

Workshops (July 22 - August 02)


Workshops: Room to explore and specialize

IPDET`s two weeks following the Core Course allow participants to delve into specialized topics offered along two workshops strands:

    1) Workshops offer further consolidation and deeper conceptual and practical applications of key Core Course content;
    2) Advanced workshops explore current and cutting edge methodological and thematic topics.

Wednesday afternoons during the 2 workshop weeks, participants have the opportunity either to engage with each other on topics of their interest. These may include sharing of their experiences and expertise or discussing with Swiss based organizations the challenges of institutionalizing evaluation.

Important to note

For the 2019 program we offer some new elements. Specifically, to more strongly integrate perspectives from the South, additionally to present a more diversified faculty in terms of gender, age and region, and last to widen engagement to additional target groups (evaluators, commissioners, policy makers, parliamentarians).

Specific didactics and group work will be employed to integrate diverse perspectives and ensure the wide variety of participant experiences are valued. Keynote speeches and round tables provide further possibilities of learning and exchanging with experts in the field.

The core course as well as the consolidation workshops will be covering the fundamentals of evaluation practice and theory; all other workshops are on a more advanced level, with requirements that vary from workshop to workshop. Please see the descriptions of the core course and workshops. The instructors have defined very clearly the preconditions for participating in the respective workshops as well as with which objectives they intend to implement the workshop! Please read the information carefully to select the right workshop for you. It will not be possible to change the workshop selection during the program.

Participants can attend any combination of weeks in the program or individual workshops:

  • Core Course only (1 week)
  • Either or both of the workshop weeks
  • Individual workshop (2 or 2.5 days)
  • Entire three-week program.

IPDET workshops also provide an opportunity for continuous learning. After completing the Core Course in one year, participants often return in following years to attend workshops as part of their continuing professional development.




Core Course Schedule
Week 1

Monday
July 15

Tuesday
July 16

Wednesday
July 17

Thursday
July 18

Friday
July 19

9:00 - 12:30

Welcome

Module

Module

Module

Module

Module

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch and Networking
2:00 - 5:30

Module

Module

Module

Module

Module

6:30 - 9:00
Welcome reception & keynote
 
 
 
Graduation night with keynote

Workshop
Week 2

Monday
July 22

Tuesday
July 23

Wednesday
July 24

Thursday
July 25

Friday
July 26

9:00 - 12:30

Welcome

WS Session 1

WS Session 1

WS Session 1

WS Session 2

WS Session 2

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch and Networking
2:00 - 5:30

WS Session 1

WS Session 1

Open space

WS Session 2

WS Session 2

6:30 - 9:00
 
 
 
 
Graduation night with keynote

Workshop
Week 3

Monday
July 29

Tuesday
July 30

Wednesday
July 31

Thursday
August 01

Friday
August 02

9:00 - 12:30

Welcome

WS Session 3

WS Session 3

WS Session 3

WS Session 4

WS Session 4

12:30 - 2:00
Lunch and Networking
2:00 - 5:30

WS Session 3

WS Session 3

Open space

WS Session 4

WS Session 4

6:30 - 9:00
 
 
 
 
Graduation night with keynote