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

Important notice:

In light of the current pandemic, many event organisers globally are postponing or cancelling events, or shifting events online. We will try to update our event listings as we become aware of these changes, but we advise you to check with event organisers about the status of any event you are interested in attending.

Alice Macfarlan, Knowledge Platform Manager
17th March, 2020

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.



Skills for the Virtual Workplace (American University Fall 2020 Webinar Series Skills for the 21st Century Evaluator)
Online - 13th October, 2020 - Free

"In this webinar, Christopher Arlen, Daniel Meyer, Beverly Peters, and Michael Petillo will discuss the critical and yet undervalued skills needed to enhance virtual office management and business processes. The panel will draw on their collective experiences in the public and private sectors to discuss the adaptive skills professionals need to succeed in the virtual workplace today." 1-2pm EST  


American Evaluation Association 2020 Annual Conference (Virtual)
Online - 26th October, 2020 to 31st October, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the conference is “How Will You Shine Your Light?” in Evaluation Practice? Virtual Conference FAQs  



GeOnG Forum on Humanitarian and Development Data
France - 2nd November, 2020 to 4th November, 2020 - Paid

CartONG is calling for session ideas for the 7th GeOnG Forum on Humanitarian and Development Data to be held November 2-4, 2020 in Chambéry (France). The main theme will be: People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive practices. The Open Call for Suggestions will remain open until the end of May 2020. Registration will open in March 2020.



Evidence and Implementation Summit 2020
Australia - 30th March, 2021 to 31st March, 2021 - Paid

The theme for the summit is Bringing together evidence, implementation, policy, and politics: Towards a better future for all. Abstract submissions close 26 April 2020.