The Polish team have finished the last edition of the evaluation course as part of the Youth Impact project! From mid-April, the Polish team conducted trainings aimed at developing evaluation skills among people working in organizations and institutions supporting young adults aged 25-29.
In this edition, we conducted two courses at the same time. The first one focused on projects related to the professional activation of young adults, the second – on projects supporting entrepreneurship of people in this age group. The course included e-learning on the Moodle platform and workshop meetings with trainers via the Zoom platform. Participants met twice in full-day workshop blocks, two weeks apart. The trainers of the workshops were Monika Bartosiewicz Niziołek (president of the Polish Evaluation Society) and Dr. Sławomir Nałęcz (The Jerzy Regulski Foundation in Support of Local Democracy).
The meetings covered the issues of the evaluation process and project logic, preparation of evaluation, data collection and analysis, and the use of evaluation results, as well as developing competences of young adults towards better employment and entrepreneurship. During the classes, there was no shortage of practice – participants created and tested evaluation tools in groups, thanks to which they had the opportunity to confront theoretical knowledge with examples similar to the challenges in their daily work.
Now the only thing left for the participants is to finish the last lessons of the e-learning course and pass the test, thanks to which they will receive a certificate of completion of the course.
The topics presented in the classroom are described in two tools: the Entrepreneurship Tool and the Employment Evaluation Toolkit include knowledge about the process evaluation, its stages, tools, etc., including participatory evaluation that involves stakeholders in the evaluation. After the end of the project at the end of July 2022, the e-learning course on the Moodle platform will be available for free to all interested parties.
– by FRDL