The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) has offered leadership programming to people living with HIV in BC since 2009. We wanted to learn what is working for participants and where the program might be fine-tuned to improve the experience.
To evaluate the program’s effect, we used a participatory evaluation process, where peers themselves plan, develop and implement the evaluation.
A team of four Peer Evaluators were hired, trained, and supported to conduct the evaluation. Two of the Peer Evaluators had participated in the PLDI program and two had not. “That team of Peer Evaluators did a huge amount of work in a short period of time,” says Janice Duddy, PAN’s Director of Evaluation and Community-Based Research.