Events

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Here is some upcoming events of interest to the evaluation community. Please don't hesitate to suggest an event.

Open online courses

Effective and Creative Evaluation Report Writing - In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

Cutting-Edge Monitoring & Evaluation: A Guide for Practitioners - This course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by considering challenges in current M&E practice, introducing a tool-box of evaluation techniques and showing where these can be best applied. 

How to Be a Successful Evaluation Consultant - This course provides the opportunity to learn how to establish, manage and maintain an evaluation consultancy.

October

Workshop

International Workshop on Qualitative Methods in Evaluation of Public Health Programs
Ghana - 22nd October 2017 to 28th October 2017 - Paid

Taught in English, the course is designed for mid-level health professionals, administrators, program managers, and other professionals involved in the implementation and evaluation of public health programs. The course provides intensive, hands-on training in qualitative research methods in evaluation with an emphasis on moving beyond basic concepts to explore important considerations of qualitative methods in the context of rigorous evaluation. This is an intermediate level course.

Using Program Theory & Program Logic for Improved Evaluation Practice
Australia - 23rd October 2017 - Paid

The workshop will provide participants with insight into theory based approaches to evaluation, and specifically into the role of Program Theory and Program Logic to provide a clear understanding, focus and direction to the practice of evaluation. The use of Program Theory and Program Logic will be clearly detailed within a staged conceptual model, with guidance provided on how they can be applied within the planning and implementation of an evaluation.

Conference

2017 International Realist Conference
Australia - 24th October 2017 to 26th October 2017 - Paid

The 2017 Realist Conference invites realist researchers, evaluators, theorists and methodologists of all descriptions, along with those who are commissioning realist work and those who are using it to inform practice and policy together to answer: In what circumstances and for whom have realist methods been useful, in what respects, and why? In what contexts have they not proved useful, and why?  How do the specific methods we use in our research or evaluation contribute (or not) to their use? What new developments or methods would further support their use?  

BigSurv 2018
Spain - 25th October 2018 to 27th October 2018 - Free

The European Survey Research Association (ESRA), will hold the first Big Data Meets Survey Science International Conference 2018 (BigSurv18) on October 25-27, 2018 at the Research and Expertise Center in Survey Methodology (RECSM) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. The theme of the conference is “Exploring New Statistical Frontiers at the Intersection of Survey Science and Big Data.”

Course

Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Course
United Kingdom - 25th October 2017 to 27th October 2017 - Paid

A rigorous short course for anyone interested in using Participatory Video and Most Significant Change (PV MSC) as a powerful and innovative approach to qualitative monitoring and evaluation. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary, to design and facilitate PV MSC processes, and the underlying principles for use in various contexts. 

November

Webinar

Evaluating Programs in Complex Environments: The Case of Afghanistan
Online - 2nd November 2017 - Free

Evaluating programs in complex environments presents a unique set of challenges, including those related to human resources, security, data, methodology, and reporting. In this webinar, Mitch Teberg, M&E Specialist, uses the case of Afghanistan to highlight these challenges and offer some solutions.

Course

Contribution Tracing Masterclass 2017
United Kingdom - 6th November 2017 to 9th November 2017 - Paid

There is increasing demand from decision makers, funders and those commissioning evaluations to better understand the role their interventions may have played in bringing about change. Meanwhile, resources to undertake impact evaluations are often incredibly limited. Contribution Tracing offers an unparalleled level of rigour in establishing causal inference, determining if, and how, an intervention played a role in bringing about change. What’s more, resource-saving steps are hardwired into the approach, making the most of limited resources.

March

Course

Evaluating and managing for sustainable development impact
Netherlands - 19th March 2018 to 6th April 2018 - Paid

The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today, such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business, so as to collaboratively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This course is highly interactive and links the theory and concepts to the experience and expertise of participants. A selection of case studies from participants will be used as material for practice. Active discussions, group assignments, role plays as well as networking are part of the interactive mode of facilitation. Participants will receive individual coaching by peers and course facilitators in translating and adapting course content to an approach that is appropriate and feasible for application back home.