Even managers need assistance to manage – and perhaps even more so to evaluate their management. JIIS, in conjunction with the Jerusalem Foundation, is holding a series of sessions that will teach managers and program heads to develop appropriate tools to conduct "formative and summative evaluations" of their projects and programs. Aimed at heads of NGOS and other organizations in the city, the series is run by experts in such fields as community, society, education, welfare and wellbeing.
The course is headed by Dr. Maya Choshen, who leads the series of Evaluation Studies at JIIS. She says the idea stems from the recognition that there is a need for "qualitative and quantitative evaluations that are tailored to the projects to be evaluated." The idea here is not to evaluate the specific success of a given project, but rather to assess it comprehensively. "These evaluations offer an added value. We think it will be beneficial for managers to understand that, as it will allow them to then streamline their strategies and activities accordingly, as they may be different for each particular project. The comprehensive approach is not always a given – yet it is extremely useful."