Date and time: Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th November 2017, 9am to 5pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Gardenia room at Adina Melbourne, 189 Queen Street, Melbourne
Presenter: Anne Markiewicz, Anne Markiewicz and Associates
Register online by: Thursday 9th November 2017 (Extended due to public holiday)
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $770, Non-members $935, Student member $385, Student non-member $550
About the workshop
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Frameworks are becoming increasingly important for developing an agreed approach to the assessment of results achieved and to aid organisational learning. The M&E Framework identifies expected results, key evaluation questions and the means to answer these questions through routine monitoring and periodic evaluation. It also provides a guide to the implementation of M&E processes over the life of a program or other initiative. Monitoring and evaluation functions are essential to the effective operation of programs and will contribute to the overall value derived from them.
Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks support decision-making, resource allocation and a process of regular program-focused reflection and learning leading to program refinement and improvement over time. The Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (PGPA) Act (2013) and the Department of Finance Resource Management Guide No.131 ‘Developing Good Performance Information’ (April 2015) affirm the importance of planning to identify program intentionality and to outline how a program’s performance will be measured and assessed.
This workshop follows the structure of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ authored by Anne Markiewicz and Ian Patrick (Sage 2016). It will present a clear and staged conceptual model for the systematic development of an M&E Framework. It will examine a range of steps and techniques involved in the design and implementation of the framework; explore potential design issues and implementation barriers; cover the development of Program Theory and Program Logic; the identification of key evaluation questions; the development of performance indicators; and the identification of processes for multi-method data collection, on-going analysis and reflection based on data generated.
The facilitator will encourage interactive peer to peer dialogue to share experiences and learning, and also draw on case studies to encourage application of knowledge and skills to evaluation contexts.
- The importance and function of monitoring and evaluation processes
- 'Table of Contents' for development of M&E Frameworks – what to do and in what order
- Design of viable M&E frameworks
- Application of M&E frameworks to programs
- Key implementation challenges and barriers, and how to address them
Outcomes and Benefits
- Understanding of the overall structure of M&E Frameworks
- Identification of clear steps and stages involved in the development and implementation of M&E Frameworks
- Understanding of how to best support participatory processes in the design and implementation of M&E Frameworks
Who should attend?
This workshop offers professionals from across government, universities and not-for-profit and consulting organisations foundation skills in planning for the monitoring and evaluation of an initiative, program or project. You would benefit most from the workshop if you have some prior knowledge of evaluation, particularly program theory and program logic and some practical experience with evaluation activities.
Workshop facilitator - Anne Markiewicz
Anne Markiewicz is Director of Anne Markiewicz and Associates, a consultancy that specialises in developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, and the delivering of training, mentoring and capacity building in monitoring and evaluation. Anne is the co-author of the text book ‘Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks’ (Sage 2016). She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for a wide range of different initiatives, building the capacity of organisations to plan for monitoring and evaluation. Anne has been an evaluator for over 20 years and has been recognised by the Australasian Evaluation Society through receipt of a number of awards for excellence in evaluation and she is a Fellow of the Society. Anne has delivered this training program extensively in Australia, the Pacific and in the USA and the UK.