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Date and time: Wednesday 2nd October 2019 12:30 - 1.30pm
Topic: Mentoring and Coaching for Evaluator Capability Development
Presenter: Dr Lesley Petersen, Petersen Consulting
Venue: Community room at the Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St, Brisbane (Ground floor)
Register online by: Monday 30th September 2019

This is a free seminar organised by the QLD Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our monthly seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Queensland and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators. Members are encouraged to bring along colleagues with an interest in the topic even if they are not yet members of the AES. Please forward onto your networks.

Seminar overview

Mentoring provides a long-term, sustainable approach to embedding effective evaluation practices and continually growing evaluation capability and capacity across the organisation, through supporting emerging and experienced evaluators. This seminar will outline a range of processes, benefits and effective practices of mentoring, for people in both mentor and mentee-evaluator roles cross a range of industries including Government, corporate, and Not-For-Profit. A focus of the discussion will be on how mentoring can support the professional development of the mentee-evaluator.

This seminar will explore some of the issues in the current practice of evaluation, and highlight where and how evaluation can add the most value for policy making. 

Presenters background

Lesley Petersen has over twenty-five years’ experience in the organisational development field, specifically building her expertise in the areas of mentoring programme design and training, programme evaluation, and research. She completed her PhD in 2011 which explored how mentoring provides a support mechanism for professional practice and resulted in the development of an evidence-based mentoring model, which can be adapted for multiple organisational contexts. Lesley uses her mentoring expertise to assist organisations with implementing mentoring programmes that are aligned to the strategic goals of the business and help develop people to reach their full potential. Lesley is recognised for her mentoring and research skills.


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