AES Alert: 30th April 2020
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30 APRIL 2020
In this Alert we’re continuing to share tips, tricks, and resources for evaluators working from home, especially related to changing work practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the contributors. There are further resources in the 'of interest' section in this AES Alert.
Mental Wellbeing Support Services
The AES acknowledges that this may be a difficult time for many in our evaluation community. Lifeline is available on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.
AES Member grace period extended
Recognising that many of our members are facing disruption and uncertainty in their working lives, the AES Board has extended the membership fee expiry grace period from three to six months, effective 1 April 2020.
If you'd like to join the Australian Evaluation Society and access member services and benefits including recognition and support, professional learning and networking opportunities, access to latest and previous editions of Evaluation Journal of Australasia (EJA) via SAGE as well as 6 other SAGE journals and members only resources including dedicated webpages and event resources. For a full list of services and benefits click here. The AES offers both individual and organisational membership. Click here for more information on organisational membership.
It's now more important than ever to stay connected to fellow evaluators as a member of the AES. Please note that details regarding the online member sharing sessions via Zoom will be available in early May.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS
The AES Regional Network Committees have been working hard to move their planned seminar programs online. Keep an eye on our events calendar and your inbox for announcements of more virtual events over the coming weeks. Please note that registration numbers are limited and you must register to recieve the Zoom details.
Thursday 7th May 2020
Note that this is a repeat of today's event
Date and Time: Thursday 7th May 2020 4.30 - 6.00pm AEST
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Note that this is only opened to the South Australian evaluation community
Date and time: Tuesday 19th May 2020 4.00 - 5.00pm ACST
The AES maintains our commitment to providing education and training related to evaluation and are currently working with our regular workshop facilitators to deliver online learning opportunities. We anticipate details of the first AES virtual workshops to be available in early May.
EES 2020 conference postponement
As the COVID-19 situation unfolds and with Government measures across Europe to contain the pandemic likely to continue for some time, the safety of conference participants and workers is a priority. Therefore the 14th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference has been rescheduled to 6 - 10th September 2021 in the same venue in Copenhagen. Professional Development Workshops will take place on the 6th and 7th September 2021 and the full conference on the 8-10th September. For further details click here.
EvalYouth are seeking to hire a Consultant to support the Development of Toolkit/Guidelines for the Involvement of Engaging Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) in Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) Activities and Leadership Structures. Click here for the full details.
Upcoming Clear Horizon Academy events
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EY’s Evaluation Practice Network's panel discussion: Wednesday 6 May, 11am AEST
Invitation to join Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Community of Practice
Postponement of the Evaluation Conclave 2020
The Evaluation Conclave, 2020, organised by the Community of Evaluators – South Asia together with the Bangladesh Evaluation Society was scheduled to be held in Dhaka during 12-14 September 2020. The Community of Evaluators – South Asia and the Bangladesh Evaluation Society have carefully considered the development of COVID-19 pandemic situation in the region, the safety of conference participants, and the views of the stakeholders and have regretfully decided to postpone the Evaluation Conclave 2020 to 2021. The new dates will be determined once the pandemic situation is brought under control and on the advice of health authorities on international travel and meetings.
AES ONLINE SERVICES
Employers looking to fill positions in program monitoring and evaluation and performance measurement can list their job vacancies on the AES website. This service is available to members and non-members for a small fee. Discover the benefits of advertising on the AES website as recruiters and for applicants. Local and overseas opportunities are listed throughout the year and are also included in the AES Alert e-newsletter.
The AES often receives enquiries looking for evaluators with specific areas of expertise. These enquiries are directed to the online searchable Consultants' Directory. As well as being 'discovered' by potential customers, consultants in the directory also enjoy receiving early advice on any call for Evaluation services tenders. Interested in being listing in the Consultants' Directory? Complete the form here.
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