In Developmental Evaluation, evaluative thinking and methods of evaluation assist social innovators to develop social change initiatives. Developmental Evaluation therefore contributes to the design of programs and sees evaluators providing real-time, or close to real-time, feedback to those testing different solutions as part of design. In some highly complex and emergent programs, the design phase is extended (possibly even indefinitely!) and in these cases the role of developmental evaluation is also extended. Come along to this seminar to understand some of the latest developments about Developmental Evaluation as well as exploring challenges and benefits.
Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.
Recipient of the National Evaluation Development Award, Jess has over 25 years of involvement in evaluating and designing social change programs in Australia and overseas. In October 2005 Jess established Clear Horizon Consulting and today works as a principal consultant as well as being the Chair of the board of Directors at Clear Horizon. Jess is regularly invited to advise organisations on their strategic frameworks and evaluation and design capabilities. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.