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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 19, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Certificate in Program Evaluation as Organizational Development

Offered in partnership with the Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) at Laurier.

The Certificate in Program Evaluation as Organizational Development (PEOD) offers a comprehensive introduction to how individuals and organizations can effectively use program evaluation to improve their programs and services and integrate it into their overall organizational learning and development efforts.

This program is designed for professionals, recent graduates and students who are or will likely be conducting evaluations as part of their job and/or want to gain a better understanding of it so that they can work more effectively with evaluation consultants. Participants will be introduced to different evaluation approaches and designs as well as practical skills including:

  • developing a strong program theory
  • conducting interviews and focus groups
  • survey development
  • analyzing survey and interview data
  • effect report writing and more

Program Information and Format

The full certificate consists of 13 units and participants must complete all 13 units to attain the certificate. Participants may register for individual units if the complete certificate is not of interest. Please note there are a limited number of flexible, individual unit spaces. In addition to the regular units, participants will be able to book a one-on-one, hour-long session with one of our expert instructors.

Units will be offered in blended format (a mix of classroom and online learning components).


Start/End Date:every other Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - March 4, 2015
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: Laurier's Waterloo campus

Fee: $1,100 *Tuition sponsorship is available for this certificate.

Tuition Sponsorship for Organizations:
United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area and United Way Cambridge and North Dumfries are pleased to support this evaluation certificate program as part of their community capacity building efforts. In addition to supporting the development of this program, they will also provide 50% tuition sponsorship for eligible organizations. This support is available to staff members of agencies within Waterloo region. Priority will be given to agencies currently supported by United Way. To apply for this sponsorship and for more information please send an email request to


About the Instructors

We have recruited some of the best and well-respected experts in the program evaluation from both Laurier and the community as instructors of the certificate units.

Course Cancellation

Wilfrid Laurier University reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.