Testing the Logic in Logic Models and Linking Them to Theories of Change (H13)


This workshop builds on participants’ experience in evaluation and the use of logic models. It outlines structures of logic models and shows how to test a model for consistency and vertical and horizontal logic. The workshop builds on the facilitator’s experience in Canada and internationally and includes both complex evaluations of long term projects and the simple project and its appropriate model. The workshop includes strategies for dealing with confounders and exogenous factors that make attribution difficult.


Harry Cummings, Don Murray and Shannon McIntyre

Harry Cummings received the CES award for contribution to evaluation in 2000. He authored the CES logic model course. He has taught evaluation at the University of Guelph for 32 years, and has participated in and directed in excess of 100 evaluations. Harry has delivered workshops at all CES conferences in the last 10 years. He has a PhD and teaches research methods at the Masters level. Harry has a sub specialty in economic impact assessment.

The presenters jointly have experience in diverse sectors from health to agriculture.

Workshop Level



Some familiarity with program logic and evaluations.

Date and time

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Alignment with CE Designation Competencies

  • Applies professional evaluation standards
  • Understands the knowledge base of evaluation (theories, models, types methods and tools)
  • Specifies program theory
  • Identifies impacted stakeholders
  • Demonstrates professional credibility