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ImprovingEvaluation

Date and time: Wednesday 27th March 2019, 9am to 5pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Bathurst room at Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Town Hall, 511 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni
Register online by: 20 March 2019
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $440, Non-members $605, Student member $220, Student non-member $302.50

Purpose of Workshop

This workshop introduces the program logic / theory of change concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic/theory of change model. A program logic/ theory of change focuses not just on what, and how a project is trying to achieve change but also on ‘the who’ will be changing. The workshop includes discussion of how program logic / theory of change can be used for program design and how it can be used to provide the structure for monitoring and evaluation plans.

Workshop Content

The workshop will commence with an overview of program logic / theory of change and a hands-on introduction to developing a simple hypothetical logic model. Following a more detailed overview of the various approaches to program logic development and their relative strengths, participants will be introduced to a structured process for developing a logic / theory of change, using a hypothetical behaviour change project.

The workshop will conclude with a bridging session that outlines the process for using program logic / theory of change to develop meaningful targets, monitoring systems and well-targeted evaluation plans. The training will include a mix of expert presentation, small group work, and questions and answer sessions.

Workshop Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the concepts of program logic/theory of change and the steps involved in creating a model
  • Understand how program logic/program logic can be used for planning, for monitoring and evaluation and for reporting

PL competencies

This workshop aligns with competencies in the AES Evaluator’s Professional Learning Competency Framework. The identified domains are:

  • Domain 2 – Evaluation theory
  • Domain 4 – Research methods and systematic inquiry

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed at an intermediate level for people involved in project planning, project managers and people who work in monitoring and evaluation roles.

About the facilitator

Carina is passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation. She has nearly 20 years of professional evaluation experience within government and consulting to governments and not-for-profit organisation across a wide range of sectors and levels of complexity. She has an in-depth understands public policy and program design and management, and has a deep appreciation for a utilisation-focused approach to evaluation in this context. 

Carina has a Masters in Evaluation as well as qualifications in Public Policy and Applied Science which gives her the breadth of skills and knowledge to work adaptively across a range of specialist fields.  She has been involved in a large number of complex evaluations involving both qualitative and quantitative methods and program planning processes across a wide range of sectors including agriculture, natural resource management, regional development, education, health, mental health and social enterprises. She is also an experienced monitoring and evaluation trainer and facilitator.


 

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