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  1. Workshop: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (Sydney 4 and 5 May 2015)

    Event
    Workshop
    4th May, 2015 to 5th May, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    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.

  2. AES Workshop: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

    Event
    Workshop
    7th May, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    Many people fear evaluation because they think it's all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs. This is an An AES and IPAA WA partnership event.

  3. AES Workshop: Commissioning better evaluations

    Event
    Workshop
    21st May, 2015
    Australia
    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 who want to gain knowledge, and consolidate their understanding, of how to commission better evaluations.

  4. AES Workshop: Move beyond ‘grassroots rhetoric and top down practice’ in monitoring and evaluation of community development projects

    Event
    Workshop
    27th May, 2015 to 28th May, 2015
    Australia
    Paid

    The workshop will work with a REAL situation through which you will be able to experience first-hand the usefulness of this methodology on a couple of levels: data collection for monitoring and evaluation; learning by all involved about the project and its issues. The methodology involves sound community engagement, using participatory rapid appraisal methods (PRA) to establish anticipated outcomes and indicators of the change required to achieve those outcomes. Two easy to use, inclusive, ethically sound tools (Ten Seed Technique, Pocket Chart) for data collection are then used to measure these indicators. Data is presented in an easily understood chart format enabling participants to engage in decisions using monitoring data and contribute to the design and conduct of subsequent evaluations.

  5. AES Seminar: Understanding evaluation reports and applying the findings to policy and practice (Brisbane)

    Event
    Seminar
    22nd April, 2015
    Australia
    Free

    The power of evaluation is its ability to provide meaningful information for use in decisions about programs and policies. This power is diminished by both the lack of use and misuse of evaluation. Based on a survey conducted by the American Evaluation Association in 2006 it is estimated that fewer than one-third of evaluation results are used. A more serious problem however is the use of misevaluation - evaluation with flawed methodology, faulty sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting.

  6. AES Workshop: Introduction to Program Logic

    Event
    Workshop
    6th February, 2017
    Australia
    Paid

    Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

  7. Complexity Thinking for Complex Evaluations

    Event
    Seminar
    6th March, 2017
    Australia
    Free

    Experience tells us that our working environments are made up of constantly changing circumstances set against a backdrop of diverse – and often contrasting – stakeholder opinions and goals. This perennial reality is challenging enough without being handed down evaluation and management tools that are ill-equipped to deal with dynamic and contested worlds. The purpose of this highly interactive discussion is to first shine the light on how ill-equipped mainstream evaluation tools and techniques are, and second to explore ways to adapt the tools and techniques each of us already uses today. The main aim of the seminar is that each attendee leave with at least one concrete means of making their future evaluations more compatible with the dynamism and contestation that characterises our complex world.

  8. AES Workshop: Performance Story Reports

    Event
    Workshop
    23rd March, 2017
    Australia
    Paid

    Performance story reports aim to strike a good balance between depth of information and brevity. They aim to be written in accessible language and help build a credible case about the contribution a program has made towards outcomes or targets. They help teams and organisations to focus on results and also provide a common language for discussing different programs. This workshop will explore different approaches to performance story, and how performance story reports are developed. It will outline steps to building a report and explore the role of program logic and evidence in developing the report. It will be an interactive and engaging workshop involving case studies and group process.

  9. AES Workshop: Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks

    Event
    Workshop
    20th March, 2017 to 21st March, 2017
    Australia
    Paid

    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.

  10. AES International Evaluation Conference 2018

    Event
    Conference
    19th September, 2018 to 21st September, 2018
    Australia
    Paid

    The Australasian Evaluation Society (AES)'s 2018 conference theme is: Transformations. Evaluation has never been more exciting, yet challenging. Our context is changing at a dizzying rate. The AES invites you to join them in Launceston, Tasmania, to explore the changing context of evaluation and what it might mean for you and the areas in which you work.

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