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Plan Your Evaluation

Nowadays, it is vital for charities to describe the changes that result from their work and the potential long-term benefits to society.

When defining a funded project, it is essential to understand the issue your work will address and identify the difference your organisation wants to make. This is the first important step in defining the impact you are making and how to evaluate your work.

The aim of this course is to help you create an evaluation framework for initiatives, develop a tracking system to monitor progress against targets and communicate your project’s purpose and impact to funders and stakeholders.

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will have learnt:

  • Understand the evaluation cycle and how it aligns to your objectives
  • To discuss different evaluation tools and decide which best fits your purpose
  • How to develop a monitoring framework and methods for collecting data
  • To prepare an evaluation plan for your organisation or project
  • How to use the evaluation methodology to plan new work, communicate what you do to funders and analyse what improvements you can make to your programmes and services.

Trainer details

Shirin Welham has over 30 years’ business experience in the private, public and voluntary sector, influencing business and voluntary sector leaders, creating strategies for growth for the benefit of society.

Prior to setting up as a consultant, Shirin worked as Business in the Community’s Head of Community Impact for the South East. She led a team developing and delivering education, employee volunteering and employability programmes across eight counties, establishing 25 business and school’s partnerships impacting 23,000 students and 82 volunteer led projects with community partners benefitting from 51,000 citizens.

Shirin started her career in marketing for Unilever, Smith Kline Beecham, Pepsi Cola and Cola-Cola, internationally.

Benefits to you

This course will give you a framework to plan your impact monitoring and evaluation.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is currently working on or planning to develop a funded project and needs to learn more about monitoring and evaluation. It’s particularly useful if you are new to outcome and impacts measurement, responsible for managing and reporting to funders and trustees, or are in the planning stages of a project or service.

Friday 21st September 2018

1.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 2.00pm start. The workshop will finish by 5.00pm.


  • £70 per person for OCVA Members
  • £80 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £95 per person from a non-charitable organisation

Course Venue 
OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 70.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 80.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 98.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: 21st September 2018
Time: 1.45pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £70 – £95

Course venue

OCVA, The Old Courthouse,
Floyd’s Row,
Oxford OX1 1SS

01865 251946

Access on road is via Speedwell Street (a one-way system). Please note there is no parking at OCVA.

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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