Please note: These topics are only a starting point, and other topics and ideas are welcome.

A. Foundational evaluation skills and capabilities
B. New tools; approaches and ways of thinking for a transforming context
C. Advanced evaluation topics

Category A: 
Foundational evaluation skills and capabilities

Basic concepts of evaluation   

Program logic or program theory

Building a monitoring and evaluation framework

Qualitative enquiry methods for evaluation 

Quantitative methods for evaluation 

Conducting surveys

Interviews and focus groups

Rubrics and scales  

Evaluation ethics

Commissioning an evaluation

Conducting a culturally safe evaluation

Improving the link between evaluation and policy

Data visualisation

Crafting an evaluation report

Ethics and evaluation

Using and communicating evaluation findings 

Building organisational capacity for evaluation

Category B:
New approaches and ways of thinking

Developmental evaluation/principles focused evaluation

Evaluation methods for NGOs (or other specific stakeholder groups)

Systems thinking and evaluation

Technology and evaluation

Big data/artificial intelligence and evaluation

Conducting inclusive and/or empowering evaluations

Conducting evaluations in emergent or complex settings

Integrating design thinking and evaluation

Collaborative approaches or frameworks for 

Category C: 
Advanced topics

Mixed methods and their use in evaluation

Economic approaches in evaluation

Realist Evaluation

Impact evaluation

Contribution analysis and other ways of understanding contribution