Professional Development Opportunity: Measurement and Evaluation of Low Carbon Energy Programs
Measurement and evaluation are critical tools in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the design, delivery, and outcomes of programs and policies. With a focus on low carbon energy programs, this 4-day course will equip participants with the skills to determine whether energy-related programs should achieve their anticipated output and outcomes, and whether there are opportunities to improve effectiveness.
This professional development opportunity addresses a need for competency in this area in Canada. Accurate measurement and evaluation is necessary to demonstrate value to the public. Stakeholders at all levels need to know whether their investments in programs or policies are yielding results.
Who should attend?
The course should appeal to professionals in an energy-related field and recent graduates who want to develop their expertise in emerging energy opportunities and program evaluation.
This course should also appeal to people who belong to professional associations (Architecture, Engineering, etc). Some or all of the course modules may be designated as professional development credits.
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What you will learn
Taught by Carleton research faculty and experts in the energy field, this intense course will provide practical knowledge in program evaluation through online pre-reading, and in-class instruction and practicums. Participants will learn to apply the logic model to low carbon energy programs, develop performance indicators, develop and evaluate outputs and outcomes, and learn through networking. A closing session on putting the learnings to use in the workplace will complete the course.
Program Dates and Location
May 13 – May 16, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario, venue TBD
Note: If the minimum enrolment of 20 participants is not met by April 26, 2013, the course will be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, participants who have already registered will be notified immediately and will receive a full refund.
Six Modules Over Four Days
This course is offered in six closely integrated modules. Participants can choose to take some or all of the following modules. Participants who complete all of the modules will be awarded a Professional Certificate in Measurement and Evaluation of Low Carbon Energy Programs upon completion.
|Module 1||Emerging Trends in Low Carbon Electricity Generation Technologies and the Role of Renewables||May 13, 2013 (a.m.)|
|Module 2||Low Carbon Programs in Ontario’s Electricity Market||May 13, 2013 (p.m.)|
|Module 3||Measurement and Verification of Low Carbon Programs||May 14, 2013 (a.m.)|
|Module 4||Measurement and Verification Applications||May 14, 2013 (p.m.)|
|Module 5||Cost Benefit Analysis||May 15, 2013 (a.m.)|
|Module 5||Cost Benefit Analysis||May 15, 2013 (p.m.)|
|Module 6||Advanced Evaluation Design||May 16, 2013 (a.m.)|
|Module 6||Advanced Evaluation Design and Application in the Workplace||May 16, 2013 (p.m.)|
For a more detailed description of the course modules, click here.
Taught by Leading Research Faculty and Experts in the Energy Field
This year’s faculty includes leading Carleton faculty and outside experts.
Craig Merrett – Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University
Stephan Schott – Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Robert Shepherd – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
Graham Campbell – Executive Director of the Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre, Former Director General of the Office of Energy Research and Development, NRCan
John Cowan – President of Environmental Interface Limited
Tuition is paid for the complete program of six modules over four days ($1200 plus HST) or on a module-by-module basis (half-day modules are $200 plus HST, full-day modules are $400 plus HST).
The price includes:
- All course materials.
- Refreshments and lunches for all four course days.
- A Professional Certificate in Measurement and Evaluation of Low Carbon Energy Programs for participants who complete all six modules.
Students will receive a 25% discount on tuition.
Registration: Click here to access the registration form.
New this year!
Interested in customizing the course to focus on the needs and/or programs of your particular workplace?
CSERC is now offering two new options:
- A customized course. CSERC instructors will come to your workplace to present the modules that are most pertinent to your institution.
- A workshop. CSERC instructors will come to your workplace to focus on evaluating a specific program. This will be particularly useful for programs that will be under review in the upcoming future.
Graham Campbell Executive Director, Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre, email@example.com.
Sarah Gibb, CSERC Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org