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Shift your practice to advance evaluation in our changing world

Facilitated by Samantha Abbato, Liz Smith and Sandar Duckworth.  2.00pm to 3.30pm AEST


23rd July, 2020 to 27th July, 2020
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This interactive workshop, led by a cross-Tasman team, will give insight into how the landscape of evaluation has changed. We will identify the strengths we bring as evaluators and what additional tools and skills we need to effectively contribute to our post-COVID world. The workshop draws on our collective experience of navigating, adapting and evaluating through the COVID lockdowns in Aotearoa and Australia. We will share the good, the bad and the ugly of what we have done and what we have learned through this early period of transition. We will also share trends emerging for evaluation practice.

The workshop is for experienced and emerging evaluators, and evaluation teams looking to advance evaluation in our changing world. We invite:

Evaluation professionals looking to make evaluation relevant in our world right now – why it’s essential, and how to provide value in these challenging and changing times.
Organisations who are building evaluation capacity and doing evaluation in-house

Workshop Content

The interactive workshop is structured around collectively answering four questions:

  • What has changed as a result of COVID, and how do these changes impact evaluation and evaluators now and into the foreseeable future?
  • What strengths do evaluators bring, and what skills do we still need to strengthen, to effectively evaluate in our post-COVID world?
  • How do we pivot from a linear model of evaluation centred on logic, plans and methods to a system-ready one, incorporating values, complexity, and partnership?
  • What are some practical steps we can take to re-position to incorporate principles, collaboration, system-thinking and effective communication into our evaluation practice?