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Ruth Cameron

executive director, ACCKWA

"The applied focus of this certificate was very relevant to my non-profit work, the schedule fit with my work and the final project was structured to facilitate me creating a deliverable for work."

Rachel Boehm

evaluation coordinator, Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More

"Participating in the PEOD program at Wilfrid Laurier University was invaluable to our non-profit organization. The units were presented by experts in the field, and they provided information that was relevant to our agency and our program evaluation projects. Specifically, after participating in the program I have noticed improvements in my ability to design surveys and conduct focus groups. I also have an enhanced understanding of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. Being able to evaluation our programs using both qualitative and quantitative techniques has added depth and meaning to our evaluation reports. In addition, the final project became an evaluation plan for one of our programs. After taking part in the PEOD course, I returned to my workplace with knowledge and skills to thoroughly evaluate different aspects of our various programs."

Brian Kamm

community development associate, programs, United Way KW

"The PEOD program provides a thorough grounding in the practical aspects of developing a program evaluation plan, regardless of your familiarity with research methods or evaluation. Readings were relevant and respectful of my time. My instructors and peers provided great feedback that enhanced my evaluation plan and contributed to my learning experience.

Laine Bourassa

graduate student, Master's of Arts, Community Psychology, Laurier

"The PEOD program was a fun and engaging way to learn about program evaluation. Each prof offered unique insight that helped me make sense of how program evaluation is applied in the real world. I highly recommend this course to people looking to expand their skills and knowledge about program evaluation."

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