Developmental Evaluation for Social Impact

February 21, 2022 - April 3, 2022
February 21, 2022 – April 3, 2022 (times not specified)
The tuition fee for this course is $850. Coady Institute strives to ensure change leaders working in communities around the world have access to its courses. This is made possible through the provision of bursaries that are funded by many individual and institutional donors. Partial bursaries of up to $475 are available for qualifying candidates. Through Coady’s Circle of Abundance, a limited number of full bursaries are available to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit participants residing in Canada. Applicants will be able to express their interest in obtaining a bursary during the application process. Those receiving a bursary will be responsible for paying the balance of their tuition before the designated deadline. Full bursaries are available from the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) for eligible applicants from Nova Scotia. This includes applicants working for a program or agency engaged in employment services delivery, or engaged in social innovation activities to alleviate poverty, strengthen livelihoods, and create more equitable employment and entrepreneurial opportunities with and for systemically oppressed groups. For more information, visit the CEI Bursary Program page.

Developmental Evaluation is an exciting approach to evaluation that enables social innovators, policy and program managers, and community leaders to design, monitor, and adapt social change initiatives in complex and uncertain environments.

In this course, you will be introduced to Developmental Evaluation (DE) through an interactive learning approach that models adult learning principles. Using asynchronous and synchronous learning modalities you will explore when, where, and why to use a DE approach, the guiding principles and component elements of DE, and examine real world examples of DE in action individually and in small groups.

You will develop a DE framework to use in your own context. This component of the course will be an exercise in action learning as you work on the design and application of DE concepts, tools, and processes, and share your experiences and reflections across the cohort. You will also have opportunity for one-on-one support and coaching from the course facilitators.

Technology Requirements

  • Reliable internet access (high speed is recommended)
  • Speakers and microphone


This course is taught from a Canadian perspective for participants from the G20. The G20 comprises 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.