Improving Practice and Impact

Improving Practice and Impact:  The Sail Training Programme Evaluation Self Assessment Toolkit

Sail Training International launches its Sail Training Programme Evaluation Self-Assessment Toolkit at its Annual Conference in Stavanger on 12 November 2010.  With a focus on the benefits of sail training for young people, the resource is aimed at providing sail training organisations the opportunity to assess how effective they are at meeting their stated goals and providing evidence to help with recruiting trainees and acquiring funding support.  This session will be workshop style to allow those involved in sail training afloat and ashore to see how the self assessment can be used and contribute to monitoring and evaluating sail training performance.

Speaker: Kristin Von Wald, PhD, FRSA – Director, Leading and Change Consulting

Kris Von Wald

Kris has been a consultant across the commercial, voluntary, charity and public sectors in the United Kingdom and the United States for nearly 12 years.  She has provided specialist services in outcomes-based research and programme evaluation, organisational and leadership development, supporting and facilitating change, strategic and development planning and training.  Kris has specific experience in working with Senior Staff, Boards and Executive Committees, particularly in the areas of improving organisational performance, developing programmes and practices, and planning strategic and operational actions.  Her particular interests are in the fields of youth development, education, and community development.  Kris’ experience in the commercial and non profit sectors – with qualifications in business, education, leadership and change – provides a unique perspective that joins up enterprise and social action from the academic and practical points of view.


  • PhD in Educational Leadership and Innovation
  • MA in Educational Psychology
  • BSc in Business Finance and Marketing
  • Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts
  • Member, Social Research Association
  • Member, Association for Experiential Education



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