Evaluation of HOPE Leadership Training


Training delivery took place between 18 November 2022 and 3 February 2023 and was coordinated by H.O.P.E. and funded by the Drive Partnership. H.O.P.E. wanted evidence of the impact of the training, which was intended to improve leadership skills and confidence of racialised staff working in the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector. Guided by a Theory of Change, a mix of evaluation methods were used to build evidence of the training’s impact.

About the client

H.O.P.E Training & Consultancy was established by Meena Kumari in 2008 and provides specialist safeguarding training services to professionals.

H.O.P.E. Training

Evaluation aims

During the period November 2022 – February 2023, onEvidence Ltd conducted an evaluation of HOPE Leadership Training. The aim of the evaluation was to measure the participant’s opinions about the content, quality, and applicability of the training and to identify learning to inform recommendations for future programmes.

Evaluation approach and methods

onEvidence Ltd conducted an enhanced Level 1 Reaction evaluation, adapted from the Kirkpatrick model. In the course of the evaluation, interviews and/or surveys were conducted with the programme manager, delivery partners and 18 participants, and qualitative and quantitative data from these were collected and analysed.

Key evaluation findings

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Evaluation by onEvidence found:

  • The activities originally planned were accomplished within the timescale agreed with the Drive Partnership;
  • In view of the project’s approach, the selection of delivery partners and programme activities were found to be of high relevance in terms of importance to participants and their specific needs, alignment with H.O.P.E. priorities and areas of work, and capacity to develop complementarities and areas of synergy (at the level of H.O.P.E.);
  • Over 89% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that their knowledge of the topics covered had improved as a result of the programme.

The full report is published on the H.O.P.E. website here.

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