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Certificate in Nonprofit Management
CERTIFICATE IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT COURSES
Program Design and Evaluation: Measuring Impact to Strengthen Programs
|This course provides a framework for understanding the continuous and integrated process of program evaluation and program design. The course begins with an exploration of the various types and purposes of program evaluation. Utilizing the Logic Model as a guide, participants will learn to develop goals and objectives, determine which activities will address those objectives, and develop outcome measurements to determine the impact of programs. More and more funders today require logic models and/or detailed evaluation plans prior to fund allocation. This class will help a practitioner develop an evaluation plan and learn how to utilize the evaluation results to strengthen the organizations programs.
Sample Syllabus - subject to change at the instructor's discretion.
This intensive five-week course explores the following topics:
Introduction to evaluations: types and purposes
Program goals and objectives
Selecting an evaluator
Special features of this course:
A weekly Resource Center provides carefully tailored readings and other relevant resources for program evaluation
Studio activities provide opportunities for new and experienced practitioners to cultivate practical skills
Original case studies and problem-based learning activities
In-depth weekly discussions on the real-life challenges of program design and evaluation
Small class size of 25 participants
What you and your organization will gain from this course:
Describe principal uses for an evaluation
Distinguish between different types of evaluations and their purposes
Identify key steps in planning for an evaluation
Understand the purpose of a logic model and create a logical model
Develop measurable program goals and objectives
Identify types of data and methods of collection
Select an appropriate approach to data collection for a given evaluation
Analyze different types of collected data
Identify main components of an evaluation report
Understand a funders typical expectations for an evaluation report
Identify the main uses for evaluation reports
Be familiar with budgeting requirements for an evaluation
Develop an evaluation plan checklist
Design and outline an entire program evaluation plan
This is an instructor-led course delivered entirely online. It is highly
interactive and requires active participation on discussions boards and
completion of assigned projects. We estimate spending an average of 8
10 hours per week on each Certificate in Nonprofit Management course.
For this reason, we highly recommend students participate in no more
than two CNM courses at a time.
Note: This is a tech-enhanced course that requires access to Blackboard, a course management system used by UIC. In order to complete registration, you must submit proof of identity to secure your unique NetID (username). More information on this process can be found on the Know More about Registering and Paying section of our Web site.