Creating an Evaluation Plan: The Evaluation Mission

David Basarab Posted by David Basarab.

Dave is the founder of Dave Basarab Consulting, V.A.L.E. Consulting, LLC and co-founder of The Learning Burst Academy. He is also the author of The Training Evaluation Process and Predictive Evaluation.

Creating an Evaluation Plan: The Evaluation Mission

The mission of an evaluation documents

  • What we going to do?
  • For whom are we going to do it?

The mission itself defines what you are doing – how you’re going to do it is Evaluation Plan.  An example of an evaluation mission is…


As the word “mission” implies, the mission statement clearly states the evaluation’s goal. With this goal in mind, all stakeholders have an understanding of the evaluation direction and purpose.  A mission statement is one of the simplest and most basic necessities of a training evaluation, yet it is frequently overlooked by evaluators.