Date and time: Tuesday 12th July 2022 12.00 - 12.45pm AWST |  2.00 - 2.45pm AEST
Topic: How can we support young and emerging evaluators? A discussion about a toolkit, and beyond
Presenter: Amanda Mottershead, Janet Conte, University of Western Australia
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: noon on 5 July. Places limited to 50 participants.

This is a free event organised by the Western Australia 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. This seminar will not be recorded.

Seminar overview

How do young and emerging evaluators connect to the evaluation field? What role do organisations like AES play? These questions have been explored in a toolkit developed by Amanda Mottershead in partnership with EvalYouth.

In this seminar, the WA Branch (Janet Conte) will interview Amanda to ask about the toolkit, the process of developing the toolkit with EvalYouth and what she learnt along the way. Amanda will share good practices for engaging emerging evaluators from around the world and discuss opportunities for how, as an evaluation community (and an AES community), we can support young and emerging evaluators find their feet, and hopefully their wings too!
The toolkit is available at this link:

There will be time for questions and we welcome your participation.

Presenters background

Amanda Mottershead is a young and emerging evaluator from WA. She has a master’s in international development and has been working in the evaluation field for almost 4 years. Amanda is a Project Officer at SDF Global, a social enterprise working at the intersection of community, environment, and economy, specialising in sustainable development. In her work at SDF Amanda has assisted with evaluations, strategic planning processes and community development projects. Amanda recently received the Emerging New Talent Award from AES for her previous work to develop a ‘Toolkit to Engage Young and Emerging Evaluators in Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPE) Governance and Leadership.’ Amanda is also a member of EvalYouth Asia and is a previous participant in the EvalYouth Asia Pacific Virtual Winter School. Amanda is currently completing work to develop and deliver training for other young and emerging evaluators about Career Development in Evaluation.

Session start times
  • WA: 12.00 noon
  • SA, NT: 1.30pm
  • Victoria, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS: 2.00pm
  • New Zealand: 4.00pm 

NB: Please ensure you have access to your email address just prior to the virtual seminar to access log in details. Please also check your email address details are correct on your registration form. Thanks.


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