SFU Continuing Studies: Evaluation Certificate: Kim van der Woerd on Mentorship


Kim speaks on behalf of her SFU Evaluation Certificate course which touches on mentorship.




Our training sessions are designed to meet your education needs, and include interactive learning techniques that help apply the lessons learned. Reciprocal Consulting provides training in:

  • Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks

    Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

    The ability to design, direct, and benefit from evaluation practice is an inherent right. Indigenous People have been evaluating since time in memorial. Today, evaluation as a tool can support Indigenous practices and inform the design of programs and projects. Evaluation is a mechanism for amplifying the collective of Indigenous voices.  

    Following Right Relations and the Wise Practices leadership and governance model, this program explores how accountable leaders act as stewards of a vision, uniting good governance and ethical practices while honoring their identity and culture. Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks will provide leaders a foundational space for thinking outside of the status quo and skills and tools to implement and assess community driven change that reflects community values and cultural practices. 

  • Transformative Evaluation Landscape

    Simon Fraser University

    In this course you will deepen your understanding of how to use evaluation as a strategy for transformation and learning in order to contribute to the most relevant and effective programming for yourself, your clients or your organization. You’ll learn the important role of critical reflexivity in evaluation, and situate yourself within your work’s broader professional, political and societal landscapes. You’ll also explore how reflective practice and critical thinking create the space for transformation and learning through evaluation.

    To enhance your understanding of how evaluation can reflect and contribute to the reconciliation movement, this course will also examine social justice, equity and healing issues between Indigenous peoples and the rest of Canada.

  • Data Analysis, Interpretation and Communicating Your Findings

    Simon Fraser University

    Data collection for the purpose of program evaluation is an inherently political process. What data is collected, by whom, how it is interpreted, and how it is used (or not) affects policy, organizations and the people they serve. In this course, you will examine data analysis and interpretation, as well as ways to communicate your findings effectively and creatively for transformation and learning. You’ll also consider the notion of reciprocal accountability, deepening your understanding of how funders and others can share key learning back to the people or agencies collecting the data.

    Through this course, you’ll critically explore how data has traditionally been used and interpreted, and how it can be better used to influence social change.

Stay tuned as we collaborate with the Canadian Evaluation Society E-Institute in the launch of the Truth and Reconciliation in Evaluation course coming soon!

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