Truth and Reconciliation for Evaluators
This course offers evaluators an opportunity to actively engage with Truth and Reconciliation. It covers the history and lasting impact of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families, and offers guidance on how evaluation practices can advance Truth & Reconciliation.
It was created through a partnership with Hotıì ts’eeda, and Indigenous evaluators Dr. Kim van der Woerd and Sofia Vitalis of Reciprocal Consulting, an award-winning, Indigenous-run consulting firm specializing in evaluation and research.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Recognize the truth and impact of racism and colonization on Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Recognize the ways colonial worldviews can affect the entire evaluation process.
- Use principles of cultural safety to engage with evaluation clients throughout the whole evaluation process.
- Use reflection to examine your practices and worldviews and take steps to practice active reconciliation.
This course will be offered four times per year and is limited to 25 people per cohort.
|Cohort||Language||Registration Is Open||Course Starts||Course Ends|
|Summer 2022||English||1 – 22 June 2022||5 July 2022||22 Sept 2022|
|Fall 2022||English||29 Aug – 12 Sept 2022||26 Sept 2022||23 Nov 2022|
|Winter 2023||English||1 – 22 Dec 2022||12 Jan 2023||16 March 2023|
|Spring 2023||French||14 March – 4 April 2023||18 April 2023||June 22 2023|
This course includes both self-paced material and mandatory reflection sessions. The course begins with a 1 hour live Zoom session where you are introduced to the course creators, course materials, and sets the stage for your Truth & Reconciliation journey. You then have three months to engage with the online course materials at your own pace. The course ends with a two-hour mandatory live (Zoom) reflection session.
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Estimated Time to Complete: 10 hours
Prerequisites: Prior knowledge of evaluation
Evaluation Competencies addressed: [x] reflective; [x] technical; [x] situational; [x] management; [x] interpersonal.
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