Evaluation for impact

Evaluation - the wider perspective

In the UK, evaluation is becoming a core area of skills development and interest in Third Sector and Public organisations. Government agencies and funders are keen to learn about the outcomes and impact that their initiatives have on policy areas and target groups, and they want to be sure that public money is wisely invested. Third sector organisations share this interest in outcomes and impact, but for them, evaluation can create a tension between: the demand for financial accountability; a need to show results; a competition for resources; a desire to improve; and a commitment to their values and purposes.

Evaluation - the way I work 

I work collaboratively with organisations to design and deliver evaluation projects that: generate impact stories, learn about process and results, and create reports for publication. I build the skills and capacity of organisations, staff and volunteers to embed evaluation practices into their day to day activity. 

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Decisions Decisions - Transitions in personal development

Just the Business (JtB) is a social enterprise linked to Community Business Scotland Network (CBS). It works with individuals, companies and organisations and develops mentoring and coaching relationships, delivers training courses and works with various voluntary bodies.

JtB worked with the University of Dundee to research and develop an interactive resource or “game” that would enable individuals to develop skills, knowledge and cope with life-changing situations...

Lesley is one of the most inspirational of the trainers, managers and thought leaders I have worked with over more than 20 years in the learning & development field. She has a deep and wide understanding of people, of...

Nick McBain
Director, Clarity Coaching Scotland
Lesley is a very motivated professional who is undertaking high level participatory evaluation that seeks to empower. She is very reflective and reflexive, and has brought innovative ways of approaching her doctoral work.
Divya Jindal-Snape
Professor, University of Dundee (academic)

It has been a tremendous experience working with Lesley. As a team we asked her to help us devise a tailored Evaluation Framework which suited both our model of working and our stakeholders. Lesley’s broad experience...

Pauline Edmiston
Transformation Team

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