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Canadian Institute for Economic Evaluation Training Sessions

Marriott Courtyard

Return on Investment: Capturing the Economic Value of Community, Public Health and Social Services

across Canada working in a range of sectors are increasingly being
challenged to demonstrate-- in economic terms-- the value of their
services. Politicians, program sponsors and donors are demanding more
concrete evidence of impact and a method to measure their "return on
investment." Progressive organizations are recognizing that the
pressure to demonstrate the economic impact, or the relationship
between costs and benefits, will soon become an expectation.

CIEE provides a unique training opportunity specifically for leaders
working in the non-profit, public and community health sectors.
Designed as an intensive four day workshop and limited to 24
participants, these sessions provide a comprehensive introduction to
economic evaluation, its methods, uses and application in real world
settings. The course uses a case study approach providing tools,
resources and practical illustrations.

The training will be of
special interest to program sponsors and/or evaluators, executive and
senior managers, researchers and consultants working throughout the
public and charitable sectors. The training includes
* Instruction
on the key principles and basic methods of economic evaluations,
including cost benefit, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis
Reviewing and assessing a wide range of existing case studies to
understand how--and how not to--frame the economic evaluation of
community-based services
* Practical ideas on how economic
evaluation can be used as a decision-making and management tool to
assist with difficult choices between competing options
* Individual
time with faculty to discuss how an economic evaluation might be done
on a program of interest brought to the session by the participants

comprehensive binder with pre-readings will be sent to participants
three weeks before the session to allow for adequate preparation. Space
is limited to the first 24 registrants.   

If you are interested, simply visit --follow the CIEE page for information on the course, registration, past participant comments, and contact information.