The Learn Evaluation Assessment Portal (LEAP) is a self-assessment tool that uses evaluator competency lists from around the globe to help identify evaluation learning needs.

Our goal is to provide evaluation associations and organisations with profiles of their members’ learning needs—and to help evaluators prioritise their own learning goals and align these with current learning opportunities.


Sign up, complete the assessment and receive a free report that outlines your strengths, limitations and learning needs as an evaluator. Share the report with your boss, your mentor—or keep it all to yourself…

If you’d like an individual report, take the Learn Evaluation Assessment Tool now. It is a 20-25 minute survey. Currently we use the Australian Evaluation Society competencies, but in the future you’ll be able to choose from multiple competency lists.

Once you’ve filled it out, you can generate an individual learner profile, then save your learner profile and track your progress over time.

Evaluation associations and trainers can create group accounts to capture feedback from trainees to better target training content. Contact us to find out about setting up an organisational account.


Internationally, evaluation associations and training organisations know little about the learning needs of evaluation learners. Beyond basic demographic information, it is difficult to find empirical data—and even more difficult to find practical tools—that can assist those who support evaluators in building their craft.


We are a non-profit effort being led by Amy Gullickson (Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne), Sarah Mason (Center for Research Evaluation, University of Mississippi) and Lauren Wildschut (CREST, Stellenbosch University). The Australian Evaluation Society is our founding sponsor.

Amy Gullickson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne, and the Chair of the International Society for Evaluation Education. She is keen on figuring out what competencies are essential for doing the logic of evaluation.

Sarah Mason is the Director of the Center for Research Evaluation at the University of Mississippi. She loves building and creating tools that help evaluators do their work better (and organisations do evaluation better).

Lauren Wildschut is the Director of the Evaluation Studies Programme at CREST, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is interested in the aligning of core evaluation competencies with formal and informal professional development.


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Although this is a not-for-profit initiative, we charge a small membership fee for organisational users to cover ongoing operating costs.


Have questions or need information? Our team is here for you.


We thank our founding sponsor, the Australian Evaluation Society for their support!