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Designing Evaluations to have Influence: Making Evaluations Matter, Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, Ontario
March 26, 2012 

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room 209, Allan Waters Auditorium, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

Mel Mark, one of the leaders in the field of Evaluation and Professor of Psychology at Penn State University will pose provocative questions for planners, policy makers, researchers and evaluators.

Key Questions of the Workshop:

  • How can evaluations be designed to have maximal impact on social decision making?
  • How do ideas of influence relate to decisions regarding rigor?
  • In what different ways do evaluations contribute to beliefs and actions that spark social change?

The presentation will be followed by responses from Canadian leaders in the policy and practice communities in the audience.  The event will be highly interactive with ample opportunity for dialogue about experiences as well as a forum for questions about accountability and evaluative learning. The workshop will provide a space to discuss the ways in which evaluative thinking and evaluation approaches can help address a range of policy issues and community problems.

Please email Chelsey Rhodes at to reserve a spot at the workshop.