If you need to hone your evaluation skills in the company of other, skilled evaluators then TEI is the place to go. – Patrick, Senior Evaluator in Healthcare


Every class I’ve taken has added something to my skillset, either using that knowledge at a later point in time or during an ongoing evaluation. It’s things like how to select site visits, analyze data, present data. I’ve been able to discuss actual challenges either with the instructor or in the breakout groups. – Kim, Consultant in Federal Government

Whether you are just beginning to deal with evaluation as a component of your work, or you are a seasoned professional looking to expand your skills and knowledge, TEI is here for you.

Our curriculum is designed for busy professionals with only a few days to spare for intensive professional development.

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Who does TEI train?

  • independent evaluators
  • consulting firms
  • internal evaluation staff
  • government employees
  • university faculty members
  • accountability agents at major nonprofits and for-profits
  • policymakers

Where do TEI participants work?

TEI has provided training to participants from:

  • federal agencies (Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Education, IRS, NIH, CDC, FDA, and dozens more)
  • major NGOs and nonprofit organizations (Gates Foundation, Red Cross, AARP, Heifer International, and many more)
  • independent consulting agencies
  • for-profit organizations
  • United Nations agencies
  • international institutions (World Bank, IMF, and the governments of many countries)
  • university think-tanks (Penn State, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Purdue, and nearly 100 more)
  • state governments across the USA
  • local government agencies (school districts, police departments, power companies, and more)
  • the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marines

Here’s what TEI participants have said!

I am already senior management, but thanks to TEI, I’ve become a more sophisticated, capable program executive. I’m more focused on producing great outcomes, versus merely coping with day-to-day activities. I can speak with increasing confidence and authority on what types of measures are important to our program and its stakeholders, and explain why other seemingly important measures are in fact just curious distractions. After having participated in 2 or 3 years’ of TEI courses, I enrolled in the Pitt Ed.D. program, where I found myself a step or two ahead of my peers in discussions about evaluation and applied social research. Class readings and discussions would cover the work of leading evaluation scholars and I’d smile and say, “I’ve personally studied with those experts through TEI.” – Curt, Director at a Nonprofit Organization


I was impressed not only with the depth and breadth of the content provided in the TEI courses I took, but also and I think, more importantly, I learned a lot of real-life examples, tips, DOs and DON’Ts in conducting real-world evaluation from the lecturers and resource persons who have many years of evaluation experience behind their belts. – Jun, PhD Student in Higher Education

Fast Facts
  • Professionals Trained
    10,000+
  • Year Founded
    1996
Who has attended TEI in the past 5 years?
  • Organizations Sending Groups
    600+
  • Countries Represented
    58
  • Universities Sending Researchers
    126
  • Federal Agencies and Departments Represented
    145
Contact Us

The Evaluators’ Institute

tei@cgu.edu