Evaluative Thinking for Successful Non-Profits

Course Code:


Start Date:

05 Mar 2021

Course Category:

Leadership Development

End Date:

05 Mar 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 15 Feb 2021

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
05 Mar 2021 Friday 02:00 PM 05:30 PM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 450.00 $ 481.50
Course Fee (After 80% funding from VCF) $ 216.36 $ 231.50

Evaluative Thinking is a type of reflective practice that uses evaluation skills in areas other than programs and initiatives, such as human resources, technology, and fund development. It is an approach that fully integrates systematic questioning, data collection and analysis and action into an organisation’s work practices.

The course will equip learners with knowledge and use of evaluative thinking for organisations. Learners will learn how to integrate evaluative thinking into everyday organisational practice for not only stronger programs but also stronger, more effective organisations better able to deliver on their missions.

Understanding the key differences between evaluation and research will allow learners to establish parameters of evaluation thinking for their organisations and enhance evaluation capacity. Models for evaluative thinking are also introduced in this course.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Examine the importance of evaluative thinking
2. Distinguish between evaluation and research to establish an overlap
3. Determine the key factors to guide an evaluation
4. Identify ways to sustain an organisational evaluative thinking
5. Examine models of evaluative thinking to enhance evaluative capacity

Target Participants:

Target audience includes anyone in the non-profit community who is interested to enhance the effectiveness of their organisations and its programmes.
The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 5
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 5

Trainer Profile:

Ms Ang Bee Lian is Director-General of Social Welfare at Ministry of Social and Family Development. Her role includes providing independent views and advice on the standards of social work practice and the professional development of practitioners in the social service sector.

She has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Social Service. She was a member of the 2010 Censorship Review Committee and she currently serves as a member of the Films Appeal Committee. In 2000, she received the Outstanding Social Worker Award in Singapore.


Mode of delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training and online course materials)

Learners who meet the attendance criteria will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Attendance from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

Applicable for registered charities and IPCs. Please refer to www.charities.gov.sg to check your eligibility.


SURANI Suraiza / Suraiza_SURANI@ncss.gov.sg / 65895557

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