AES Alert: 23rd July 2020
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23 JULY 2020
In order to look forward, and back, whilst also celebrating the contributions and activities of AES members and the evaluation community, we are holding a week-long virtual FestEVAL containing free activities and sessions to celebrate evaluation.
The week will also include the AES Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23rd September and several other society-related activities. A working group of members are busy designing a range of activities. We hope you share our excitement about this initiative. Until we have a program to share with you, please Save the date: 21 - 25 September 2020.
To help the AES keep planning and delivering value in these uncertain times, we are asking our members and the wider evaluation community to please lend us a hand by completing a short survey of 8 minutes.
It’s all anonymous, and we will share the findings in AES Alert, our fortnightly e-newsletter once the survey has closed.
The AES blog series: Meet the Fellows continues with Sue Funnell: an Australian trail blazer in evaluation methods.
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EVALUATION LEARNING EVENTS
WORKSHOPS - Online Delivery
Please click on the image for more information and to register. Please note that there are registration fees for our Evaluation Learning workshops.
Thursday 30th July AND Thursday 6th August 2020
Monday 17th August AND Monday 24th August 2020
Date and time: Monday 17th August AND Monday 24th August 2020, 9.30am to 11.00am AEST (registration from 9.15am) Registrants must attend both sessions (half day workshop - 2 sessions)
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the workshop start time
Facilitator: Anne Markiewicz
Register online by: 12 August 2020. Spaces limited to 25 participants from Australia and NZ and international AES members
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $165, Non-members $315, Student member $95, Student non-member $140*
The evaluation profession is often judged by the quality and usefulness of evaluation reports produced. If evaluation is to continue to gain legitimacy, the reports produced by evaluators need to reflect high degrees of professionalism, ethical practice, provide sufficiently robust data and findings to support evaluative judgements, and generate recommendations that can be used for program improvement and decision-making. There is scope for considerable skill development in evaluation reporting as a multi-faceted process with requirements for both good evaluation practice and a credible written product. The aim of the workshop is to improve the quality and usefulness of evaluation reports produced so that there is value-for-money in the funds that have been invested by the commissioner and knowledge generation both for the subject of the report and for other like programs where transferability is possible. The aim is also to guide evaluation practice so that it links with and leads to effective evaluation reporting.
This workshop will equip participants with an understanding of 10 key principles that make for good evaluation reporting, with identification of the core components and features involved. Participants will then apply the principles to an evaluation report and subsequently to their workplaces or evaluation practices.
SEMINARS and other EVENTS
Wednesday 29th July 2020
Seminar: Driving Sustained Change in Child Protection through Action Learning: A Case Study of Open Adoption from Care (online 29 July 2020)
Date and time: Wednesday 29th July 2020 12.00pm - 1.00pm ACST
This is a free seminar organised by the Northern Territory Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.
Thursday 30th July 2020
Presentations and discussion - Evaluation Capacity Building: lessons from successful approaches and current challenges (online 30 July 2020)
Date and Time: Thursday 30th July 2020 4.00 - 5.30pm AEST
Please check the AES online events calendar: https://www.aes.asn.au/professional-learning/calendar-of-events.html and keep an eye on your inbox for details of other upcoming events. We are currently organising more dates for workshops that are full.
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