Russell Graham, MBA, CMC, CE, is an evaluation consultant with more than 30 years of experience managing and evaluating public programs. He has prepared more than 100 evaluative studies as well as numerous program plans, strategies and other studies. He holds a MBA from Western University as well as designations as a Certified Management Consultant and Credentialed Evaluator. Russell served on the National Board of the Canadian Evaluation Society; in several positions with the BC-Yukon Chapter; and on the CES Credentialing Board since 2010.
The Essential Skills Series is a four-day workshop that equips participants to enter and participate in the evaluation field. Graduates will be able to describe core evaluation concepts and techniques, from the planning process to standards through methods for data collection and analysis. Using case studies and other adult learning methods, participants will develop knowledge and skills in planning and conducting evaluations. While evaluation experience is not a prerequisite, participants would benefit from knowledge in a related field such as program planning/management, or social science research.