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Date and time: Wednesday 19th February 2020 5.30 - 7.00pm
Topic: A conversation on the AES 2019-2022 Strategic Priorities
Presenter: John Stoney, President, Australian Evaluation Society
Venue: Urbis, Level 12, 120 Collins Street Melbourne 3000 *NB new venue
Register online by: lunchtime on 17 February 2020 

This is a free seminar organised by the VIC Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our monthly seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Victoria 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 share the event details with your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

In September 2019 the AES unveiled its 2019-22 Strategic Priorities, which encompass four key domains – Cultural Capacity, Pathways, Relationships and Vitality. These are supported by a refreshed governance structure, which provides avenues for AES members to be involved in the work and mission of the AES in various ways. A number of strategic projects are being commissioned in early 2020.

In this session AES President John Stoney will briefly present the process of developing the Strategic Priorities, and their main elements, and then lead a discussion around the opportunities for AES members (both individually and the Victoria region membership collectively) to be engaged in operationalising them, including answering any questions they may have. 

Presenter's background

An internal evaluation practitioner within the Australian Government for nearly 15 years, John is the current AES President. He is a Fellow at both the University of Melbourne and Charles Darwin University.  John’s interests are in evaluation practice and theory (praxis), evaluation capability and capacity building, evaluation use and strategic evaluation. These interests have seen him involved in initiatives such as the AES’s engagement with the Australian Government, becoming Chair of the Advocacy and Alliances Committee and, with the support and contribution of fellow AES members, coordinating submissions on a range of evaluation and performance-related issues to the Department of Finance, the Australian Parliament Joint Committee for Public Accounts & Audit (JCPAA), the Independent Review of the PGPA Act and Rule, and the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.

As both a Board member and President, John is always interested to meet with and hear from members and stakeholders about what issues might be priorities for the AES, and how they might be best addressed.


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