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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
July 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Certificate in Program Evaluation as Organizational Development

The Certificate in Program Evaluation as Organizational Development (PEOD) is a blended offering designed for individuals who need to evaluate, analyze and improve upon programs and/or services within the workplace. Offered in partnership with the Centre forCommunity Research, Learning and Action at Laurier, the program evaluation certificate provides an active learning experience designed for the working professional.

Participants will be introduced to different evaluation approaches and designs as well as practical skills including:

  • developing a strong program theory and logic model
  • conducting interviews and focus groups
  • survey development
  • analyzing survey and interview data
  • effective report writing
  • applying findings to improve programs and services
  • integrating evaluation approaches into organizational learning and development

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).

Please click here to access the registration form.


Start/End Date:every other Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - March 2, 2016
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: Laurier's Waterloo campus

Fee: $1,100

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.