Seminar overview Public sector evaluation serves different purposes, including that of supporting policy and program development and improvement, organisational learning and providing information for accountability requirements. The high-stake nature of many policies and programs emphasises the importance of well-reasoned evaluation that produces defensible evaluative judgments. There is widespread acceptance by scholars that to reach an evaluative judgment, one must have criteria of merit.
Workshop Content Participants will gain knowledge and consolidate their understanding of: different types of evaluation and how they can be used to inform policy, strategy and project work principles and steps in successfully planning and implementing an evaluation project techniques for developing and prioritising your evaluation questions effective strategies for stakeholder engagement in the evaluation process elements that make up a good evaluation brief / approach to market factors that inf
About data parties You've been tasked with doing an evaluation, research project, or collecting data for your nonprofit program, and have analysed the data. Your next task is to write a final report...or is it? What about hosting a data party? Data parties are a participatory session where you sit down with your stakeholders to collaboratively explore and interpret the initial results.
About The need for people in communities and organisations to innovate has never been greater, as we face local, regional, national and global challenges to our way of lives, our environments and our cultures. Developmental evaluation supports practitioners and people in communities and organisations to develop and innovate, as well as to track, monitor and evaluate in real time, as initiatives are developing.
From the AES: Call for proposals The Australian Evaluation Society is excited to invite you to submit a proposal for the conference and/or for a conference workshop. With our future-focused theme of Evaluation un-boxed – we encourage you to share stories about opening up evaluation to end users, and drawing on the knowledge of communities and other disciplines to expand evaluation and ensure its ongoing relevance.