Events

BetterEvaluation lists events as a service to the evaluation community.
We do not officially endorse these events unless they are noted as a BetterEvaluation event.

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.

Managing the Politics of Evaluation - This course considers some of the challenges that evaluators and evaluation managers face when striving to have an impartial evaluation of a programme.

January

Seminar

An evaluative approach to assessing value for money
Australia - 24th January, 2019 - Free

The session will guide participants through the process of setting criteria and standards to guide program evaluation and value for money assessment. We will briefly look at how rubrics have been used for evaluating complex social programs, and how they can be used with or without economic approaches to assess value for money. We will then work through the process of developing a rubric.

Developing defensible criteria use in Public Sector evaluation
New Zealand - 24th January, 2019 - Free

In this seminar, Mathea Roorda will present the findings of a study that examined how criteria are managed in current New Zealand and Australian evaluation practice, along with some suggestions about how this aspect of our practice might be strengthened.

February

Workshop

Social Science Research Methodologies Workshop: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance
United Kingdom - 7th February, 2019 - Free

The event aims to provide introductory training in social science research skills utilised across the current Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Theme 4 research programmes that is supported by the Antimicrobial Resistance Cross Council Initiative from the seven research councils in partnership with other funders. The event includes two parrallel workshops: Workshop 1 – Ethnographic methods and face-to-face interviews; Workshop 2 – Realist review.

Developmental evaluation workshop
New Zealand - 13th February, 2019 to 15th February, 2019 - Paid

This three-day workshop aims to take a deep dive into the practice of developmental evaluation, exploring, unpacking and engaging participants in what it means to practice evaluation using principles as guides. Participants will be equipped with the confidence, mind-set and motivation, as well as with new skills and tools to engage in developmental evaluation practice in their own settings.

Commissioning Better Evaluations
Australia - 18th February, 2019 - Paid

This one-day course has been custom designed for people who want to commission better evaluations. It is for people with a role in planning, commissioning and managing evaluations. It is suitable for beginners through to those with a few years' experience. 

Webinar

Engage Your Stakeholders with Data Parties
Online - 26th February, 2019 - Paid

This interactive webinar will cover the who, what, why, when, and how of hosting a data party. Using engaging lecture, demonstrations, real-life examples, and chat box discussion, presenter Kylie Hutchinson will share practical tips and techniques for data parties including format options, potential pitfalls, and ways to engage stakeholders in making better sense of evaluation and research data. 

March

Course

Evaluating and Managing for Sustainable Development Impact
Netherlands - 18th March, 2019 to 5th April, 2019 - 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 (SDGs). The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach has evolved to support leaders and development practitioners how to navigate this complexity and manage their initiative/organisation successfully towards sustainable development impact. The M4SDI approach is an integrated, results oriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts. It addresses some of the most pressing concerns, such as engaging primary stakeholders, designing effective strategies and related monitoring and evaluation (M&E), focusing on capacity development, and responding to change in a complex context.

September

Conference

AES19: International Evaluation Conference - Sydney
Australia - 16th September, 2019 to 18th September, 2019 - Paid

The Australian Evaluation Society (AES) conference will be held from Monday 16 September to Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Conference workshops will be held on Sunday 15 September and Thursday 19 September.