Facilitating Evaluation Course

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June 2024

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FEC001 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | $1,100 Register
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June 2024

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
KES 83,000 $1,100
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


valuation facilitation is a specialized niche within the larger world of facilitation. It applies and adapts general facilitation knowledge and techniques to the specialized challenges of working with stakeholder groups involved in program evaluation. The purpose of such facilitation is to enhance the relevance, credibility, meaningfulness, and utility of evaluations.

Evaluation facilitation falls within the Interpersonal Domain of the American Evaluation Association’s competencies. This domain focuses on the human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator’s effectiveness for professional practice. Interpersonal skills include cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution.


5 Days

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Course Objectives

  • Fosters positive relationships for professional practice and evaluation use
  • Listens to understand and engage different perspectives
  • Facilitates shared decision making for evaluation
  • Builds trust throughout the evaluation
  • Attends to the ways power and privilege affect evaluation practice
  • Communicates in meaningful ways that enhance the effectiveness of the evaluation
  • Facilitates constructive and culturally responsive interaction throughout the evaluation
  • Manages conflicts constructively

Course Outline

Module 1: Evaluation Facilitation Overview: Dimensions, Skills, and Steps

  • This opening module will cover the five generic steps in group facilitation as applied to evaluation. Questions for establishing facilitation parameters will flow from framing and clarifying roles, responsibilities, and power dynamics. To enhance evaluation use, facilitation involves being active–reactive–interactive–adaptive; we will cover and illustrate what this means and how to do it. A facilitator self-assessment will build the scaffolding for facilitation capacity building. We will provide and discuss examples. Participants will share their own experiences and issues. We will also highlight classic evaluation facilitation failures as opportunities for learning.

Module 2: Five Operating Principles for Evaluation Facilitation

This module will introduce, explain, and illustrate with examples the five fundamental evaluation facilitation principles:

  •  Be guided by the personal factor.
  •  Engage through options.
  •  Observe, interpret, and adapt
  •  Embed evaluative thinking in all aspects of the facilitation.
  •  Invigorate with leading-edge inputs.

Module 3: Facilitation Issues and Adaptation

  • In this module, we will identify common facilitation challenges. Usual issues to be discussed include: building evaluation capacity; why and how less can be more; going slowly to go fast; being mindful throughout; treating whatever happens as data; adapting facilitation to what emerges; and exercising your authority sparingly, but forcefully.

Module 4: Facilitation Cases and Opportunities for Practice

  • This final module will use cases to illuminate facilitation techniques, tools, and processes. Facilitation is a skill that requires practice and participants will have the opportunity to put all that they have learned into action. Afterwards, participants will discuss their experiences, and the group will generate lessons and effective practices.

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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