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Examining Youth Sector Stakeholders’ Experiences in an Online Program Evaluation Certificate

2023

Examining Youth Sector Stakeholders’ Experiences in an Online Program Evaluation Certificate

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Evaluation is a critical skill for practitioners, yet many youth workers lack sufficient training. The current study examined youth sector stakeholders’ experiences in an online program evaluation certificate. A total of 233 participants from six cohorts (i.e., three years) completed pre- and post-certificate surveys measuring their satisfaction and learnings from the certificate. Results revealed that participants were generally satisfied with the certificate and reported significant improvements in their perceived knowledge after participation. Findings point to the utility of online certificates for enhancing evaluation capacity in the Canadian youth work sphere and inform future directions for research and practice.

Bean, C., Hummell, C., Fiissel, D., Galano, D., & Anucha, U. (2023). Examining Youth Sector Stakeholders’ Experiences in an Online Program Evaluation Certificate. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 38(2), 313-335. https://utpjournals.press/doi/full/10.3138/cjpe-2023-0012

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