Date and time: Wednesday 18th May 2022 5.30 - 7.00pm AEST
Topic: Evaluating collaborative initiatives: an introduction to core concepts, questions and approaches
Presenter: Cameron Willis, Nic Vogelpoel, Day Four Projects
Venue: Online via Zoom Joining by Zoom details will be emailed to Zoom registrants just prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: 3pm on 17th May 2022

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Seminar overview

Collaborative initiatives such as partnerships, alliances, networks and coalitions, are now well-established vehicles for creating positive social change. At the core of these initiatives are relationships among actors from various organizations, sectors, and jurisdictions – each with their own drivers and motivations. To date, much attention has been given to the ‘doing’ of collaborative work, with comparatively less attention focused on how they may be evaluated, reported on, and improved. Yet evaluating and learning about our collaborative efforts are central to building strong, vibrant and effective cross-sectoral initiatives. This seminar will introduce some of the core concepts of collaboration, key models of collaboration that can be used to better understand and describe these initiatives, and some of the different approaches that can be used to evaluate their structures, processes and outcomes. The seminar will draw on both theoretical and practical insights, and provide a broad overview of the factor requiring consideration when designing a collaboration-focused evaluation.

About the presenters

Cameron Willis
Dr Cameron Willis is a scholar and practitioner of collaborative practice, with a specialism in multisectoral platforms and partnerships for tackling complex problems. Cameron’s work explores the role and value of collaborative initiatives in a range of settings, including health and wellbeing, sustainable development, environmental protection and circular economy. He has worked to strengthen multi-sectoral collaborations in Australia, Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, and is a firm believer in the power of partnerships for creating change.

Nic Vogelpoel
Dr Nicholas Vogelpoel is a leader in the design, implementation and evaluation of complex programs. Nic has particular interests and expertise in designing and implementing learning and evaluation systems for partnerships and platforms and over the past decade, he has been privileged to work with partnerships and programs focused on planetary health, global health policy, epidemic preparedness, mental health and suicide prevention, arts and disability, behaviour change, and human rights. He has led evaluations for global and national funders of international development (DfID, Danida, SIDA, Defra, European Commission) and designed evaluation systems for leading philanthropic funders (Wellcome Trust).

Seminar start times

    • SA & NT: 5:00pm
    • Qld, VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS: 5:30pm
    • WA: 3:30pm
    • New Zealand: 7:00pm

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Please ensure you have access to your email address just prior to the start time to access Zoom details. Please also check your email address is correct on your registration form before submitting. 




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