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Evaluations that make a difference: stories from around the world (AES Victorian Seminar Program)

‘Evaluations that make a difference: stories from around the world’ was a project funded by EvalPartners. It is a collection of 8 stories of evaluations that made a difference, not only from the perspective of the evaluator, but also from the commissioners and users. The session will focus on the lessons that emerged during the project about what makes an evaluation useful. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider how these lessons may inform their work, and encouraged to share their own stories.

Australia
20th July, 2016
Event City: 
Melbourne
Event State/Province: 
Victoria
Event cost: 
Free
Event type: 
Seminar

‘Evaluations that make a difference: stories from around the world’ was a project funded by EvalPartners. It is a collection of 8 stories of evaluations that made a difference, not only from the perspective of the evaluator, but also from the commissioners and users. The project also looked at the factors that contribute to high quality evaluations that are used to improve programs’ and people’s lives. These stories were published during EvalYear 2015 and can be found at https://evaluationstories.wordpress.com/ in English, Spanish and French.

The session will focus on the lessons that emerged during the project about what makes an evaluation useful. Participants will be given the opportunity to consider how these lessons may inform their work.

Participants will also be encouraged to share their stories of evaluations that make a difference. The stories may come from work they have personally undertaken or evaluations completed by other people.

This will be an interactive workshop style session.

Presenter:
Vanessa Hood is a skilled facilitator and evaluator with over 15 years' experience in a range of contexts, particularly around behaviour change for sustainability. She works as a facilitator and evaluator with Rooftop Social and also has many years’ experience working in government organisations. Vanessa is passionate about working with people and uses a range of creative facilitation techniques to help participants engage deeply with technical content and, importantly, with each other.

AES Evaluator’s Professional Domain of Competence: This session addresses competency 1: evaluative attitude and professional conduct.