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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.



1st International Pan-African Conference: Challenges of Growth and Sustainable Development in Africa
Nigeria - 24th June, 2019 to 25th June, 2019 - Paid

Chrisland University and CEOAfrica organise a two-day international conference, 24-25 June 2019, to provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals in development studies to attempt at providing answers to the challenges of growth and sustainable development of Africa.



Social Impact Festival 2019
Australia - 15th July, 2019 to 20th July, 2019 - Free

 The Social Impact Festival is hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA at The University of Western Australia Business School (CSI UWA). It is a series of events in July that celebrate initiatives bringing about positive social change, with a focus on Western Australia. It is the flagship annual event and primary public engagement initiative of CSI UWA with massive potential for translating important research, collaborating with industry and community, influencing public policy, and generating a significant positive impact



6th Annual CARES Summer School for Realist Methodology Training
United Kingdom - 5th August, 2019 to 8th August, 2019 - Paid

The CARES Summer School is designed to train researchers, evaluators, commissioners, students and others in the principles and practice of realist inquiry. The application of realist methodology to research and evaluation requires capacity development. For many, collective effort and co-learning is fundamental to developing an inspired capacity for undertaking this approach.


Claremont Evaluation Center Professional Development Workshops
United States - 14th August, 2019 to 18th August, 2019 - Paid

This August, Claremont Evaluation Center is offering its annual Professional Development Workshops, which provide working professionals and students with world-class practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research. This year’s workshop series is scheduled for August 14-18, and will feature 14 seminars covering various topics in evaluation and research methods. Taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, this workshop series can be experienced onsite at Claremont Graduate University, or wherever you are, thanks to highly interactive online webcasts.



22. Jahrestagung der DeGEval: „Evaluation und Nachhaltigkeit“
Germany - 11th September, 2019 to 13th September, 2019 - Paid

Vom 11. bis 13. September 2019 an der Universität in Bonn in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Deutschen Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval)

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. 

2019 IDEAS General Assembly
Czech Republic - 30th September, 2019 to 4th October, 2019 - Paid

IDEAS, as the only global professional association for development evaluators, has in recent years mobilised evaluation thinkers and practitioners throughout the world on evaluation of sustainable development. Global Assemblies of IDEAS tend to take place over two-and-a-half to three days and typically include keynote addresses, several high-level “special sessions” that are semi-plenary in nature, and five or six parallel sessions of presentations, panels, conversations and other innovative forms of interaction. Proposals for presentations, panels and other forms of interaction are invited through the conference website and are reviewed by volunteers. 



What Works Global Summit 2019
Mexico - 16th October, 2019 to 18th October, 2019 - Paid

WWGS 2019 will bring together world leaders in evidence-based decisionmaking in Mexico City from 16 to 18 October 2019. The largest event of its kind globally, it will explore the evidence for designing, implementing and reviewing effective programmes and policies. Projected to reach over 500 participants from 30 countries, WWGS 2019 will share the latest evidence synthesis research, research methods and practice strategies for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities worldwide.

7th SAMEA Conference: Shaping M&E for a sustainable future
South Africa - 21st October, 2019 to 25th October, 2019 - Paid

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) invites you to its 7th biennial conference in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The conference is being held at the Emperors Palace from the 23rd to 25th October 2019, with the pre-conference workshops taking place from the 21st to 22nd October.



AEA Annual Evaluation Conference
United States - 11th November, 2019 to 16th November, 2019 - Paid

AEA's Annual Conference brings together evaluators from around the country and around the world for professional sharing. Evaluation 2019 will be held in Minneapolis, MN on November 11 to 16.

The Story Conference 2019
Australia - 27th November, 2019 to 29th November, 2019 - Paid

Scheduled for 27-29th November 2019, in Melbourne, “The Story Conference: Work. Health. Well-being.” seeks to open and hold the space for conversations and explorations around the many rich and powerful ways that Story and Narrative approaches can be used to influence and effect work, health and well-being in individuals, organisations and communities.



International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation, and Synthesis: Fostering Innovation in Practice
Ireland - 24th March, 2020 to 26th March, 2020 - Paid

This is a SAVE THE DATE notice. The dates for the 2020 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation, and Synthesis are set to be Tuesday March 24 – Thursday 26, 2020. Workshop date(s) are yet to be confirmed but Monday 23rd March is looking likely. The venue will be Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland.