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AES Workshop: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

This workshop follows the structure of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ authored by Dr Ian Patrick and Anne Markiewicz. It will present a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development of an M&E Framework. It will examine a range of steps and techniques involved in the design and implementation of the framework; explore potential design issues and implementation barriers; cover the development of a Program Logic; the identification of key evaluation questions; the development of performance indicators; and identification of processes for data collection, on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated. The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning, and also draw on case studies to encourage application of knowledge and skills to evaluation contexts.

Australia
20th March 2017 to 21st March 2017
Event City: 
Melbourne
Event State/Province: 
Victoria
Event cost: 
Paid
Event type: 
Workshop

Date and time: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of March 2017, 9am to 5pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Arbour Room, Ether Conference Centre, Lower Level, 265 Little Bourke Steet, Melbourne, Victoria (located with the Mercure)
Note: Self-parking is available at Wilson Parking, located within close proximity to Ether Conference Centre at 222 Russell Street (between Lonsdale and Little Bourke Streets). A discounted rate of $15.00 is available to delegates who validate their parking ticket at our hotel reception desk.
Presenter: Anne Markiewicz
Workshop full
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $770, Non-members $935, Student member $385, Student non-member $550

About the workshop
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks are becoming increasingly important for developing an agreed approach to the assessment of results achieved and to aid organisational learning. The M&E Framework identifies expected results, key evaluation questions and the means to answer these questions through routine monitoring and periodic evaluation. It also provides a guide to the implementation of M&E processes over the life of a program or other initiative. Monitoring and evaluation functions are essential to the effective operation of programs and will contribute to the overall value derived from them. M&E Frameworks should support decision-making, allocation of resources and program refinement based on lessons learned.

This workshop follows the structure of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ authored by Dr Ian Patrick and Anne Markiewicz. It will present a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development of an M&E Framework. It will examine a range of steps and techniques involved in the design and implementation of the framework; explore potential design issues and implementation barriers; cover the development of a Program Logic; the identification of key evaluation questions; the development of performance indicators; and identification of processes for data collection, on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated.

The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning, and also draw on case studies to encourage application of knowledge and skills to evaluation contexts.

Content

  • The importance and function of monitoring and evaluation processes
  • 'Table of Contents' for the development of an M&E Framework – what to do and in what order
  • Design of a viable M&E framework
  • Application of M&E frameworks to programs
  • Key challenges and barriers, and how to address them

Outcomes and Benefits

  • Understanding of an overall structure for the development of a M&E Framework
  • Identification of clear steps and stages involved in the process of development of an M&E Framework, and building knowledge and skills in their implementationanne markiewicz
  • Use of case studies to develop key components of an M&E Framework for an initiative
  • Understand how to best support participatory processes in design and implementation of an M&E Framework

Who should attend?
This workshop offers professionals from across government, universities and not for profit and consulting organisations foundation skills in planning for monitoring and evaluation of a program. You would benefit most from the workshop if you have some prior knowledge of evaluation, particularly program theory and program logic and some practical experience with evaluation activities.

About the facilitator: Anne Markiewicz
Anne Markiewicz is Director of Anne Markiewicz and Associates, a consultancy that specialises in developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, and the delivering of training, mentoring and capacity building in monitoring and evaluation. Anne has been an evaluator for over 20 years and has been recognised by the Australasian Evaluation Society through receipt of two awards for excellence in evaluation. Anne has extensive experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks, integrating contemporary evaluation theory with the identification of good practice in monitoring and evaluation. Anne has diverse experience working in a wide range of sectors and contexts and has delivered this training program extensively in Australasia and in the USA and the UK.