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Date and time: Thursday 26th March 2020, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am).
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 19 March 2020
Fees: AES individual Members $495.00 Non-members $660.00. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA) and is also being run on 11th September 2019.

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Wednesday 29th January 2020, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 22 January 2020
Fees: AES individual Members $495.00 Non-members $660.00. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs

Date and time: Friday 29th May 2020, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 22 May 2020
Fees: AES individual Members $495.00 Non-members $660.00. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs

Date and time: Friday 22nd November 2019 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: Value for Money evaluations – Looking at the options
Facilitators: Professor David Pannell, Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy UWA
Venue: State Government Offices, 140 William Street Perth 6000
Register online by: 19th November 2019

Date and time: Friday 27th September 2019 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: The Brave New World of monitoring, evaluating and reporting on outcomes: experiences from the coalface
Facilitators: Dr Jennie Gray, Karen Barker, Michael Bosley-Smith
Venue: Department of Communities, Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor, 140 William Street Perth 6000
Register online by: 25th September 2019

Date and time: Friday 26th July 2019 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: “Walking the Talk” in Indigenous Affairs Evaluation: examining the reality of Government coordination and community partnerships in the Indigenous Affairs system through an evaluation lens of the WA COAG Trials project
Facilitators: Dr Kevin Dolman, Indigenous evaluation consultant
Venue: Department of Communities, Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor, 140 William Street Perth 6000
Register online by: 24th July 2019

Date and time: Monday 11th November 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am).
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 4 November 2019

Fees: AES individual Members $495.00 Non-members $660.00. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA) and is also being run on 11th September 2019.

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Wednesday 16th October 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 11 October 2019
Fees: AES individual Members $495.00 Non-members $660.00. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

* This workshop is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Date and time: Tuesday 30th April 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Dr John Owen and Dr Rick Cummings
Register online by: 23 April 2019
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non-members $605. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This new workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA)

Date and time: Friday 5th April 2019 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: What’s more important? value for money, compliance, following the project plan, learning for improvement or outcomes? A Panel discussion on what Treasury and the Auditor General look for in an evaluation
Facilitators: Kylie Dalling, Data Analytics and Service Redesign, Department of Treasury and Dr Alan Charlton, Director Performance Audit, Office of Auditor General
Venue: Training Room 1, Ground Floor, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth WA 6000
Register online by: Wednesday 3 April 2019

Date and time: Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am).
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 30 May 2019

Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non-members $605. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time:  Thurs 13th June 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 7 June 2019
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non-members $605. If you are an IPAA member, register by clicking here.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Friday 8th March 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am) This workshop will also be held on Thurs 13 June 2019
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 4 March 2019
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an employee of an AES organisational member please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following registration details: full name, organisation, address, email, mobile and dietary requirements. We will register you and invoice you accordingly.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Tuesday 12th February 2019, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am). This workshop will also be held on Wed 5 June 2019
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 6 February 2019
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an employee of an AES organisational member please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following registration details: full name, organisation, address, email, mobile and dietary requirements. We will register you and invoice you accordingly.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Friday 30th November 2018 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: Evaluation and transformation: perspectives of local evaluators on the critical role that evaluation has for active reflection and explicit design and decision-making.
Facilitators: Catherine Manley
Venue: Training Room 2, Ground Floor, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Wednesday 28 November 2018

This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Western Australia 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 pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

The session will be led by Catherine Manley, a local AES member and Principal Consultant with Miles Morgan Australia. She will also be joined by other WA-based practitioners who also recently attended the AES conference in Launceston, Tasmania. They will share their perspectives and reflections from the AES18 Conference.


 

Date and time: Friday 3rd August 2018 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: Developing and implementing a good evaluation: Tres Amigos share their experiences
Facilitators: Si Lappin, Janet Conte and Christina Kadmos
Venue: Training Room 2, Ground Floor, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Wednesday 1st August 2018

This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Western Australia 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 pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Date and time: Friday 11th June 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am) Please note that this workshop will also be run on 24th August and 23rd November
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 6 June 2018
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Friday 1st June 2018 12.00 - 1.30pm
Topic: Dealing with Complexity – M&E experiences from the field
Presenter: Theo Nabben, WA regional member network committee member
Venue: Training Room 2, Ground Floor, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Wednesday 30th May 2018

This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Western Australia 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 pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

The presentation will include a very brief overview of complexity aware M&E. Theo will then discuss how USAID has attempted to promote complexity aware monitoring and evaluation approaches in their international development work. He will then highlight experiences and lessons in using the Most Significant Change technique as a complexity aware tool assisting USAID projects working with marginalised communities in Morocco and Kyrgyzstan


 

Date and time: Wednesday 11th April 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni, Clear Horizon
Register online by: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Fees: AES Members $440.00 (inc. GST) Non-members should register by clicking here..
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Wednesday 4 April 2018 4.30 – 5.30pm
Topic: Representing the invisible: Realist program theory
Presenter: Dr Gill Westhorp, Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University, where she leads the Realist Research Evaluation and Learning Initiative (RREALI).
Venue: Training Room, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Thursday 29th March 2018

This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Western Australia 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 pass this onto your colleagues and networks.

Seminar overview

Practitioners of theory-based evaluation have often struggled with the best ways to represent program theory, both in words and in diagrams. Program theory serves multiple purposes, some of which are better served by more complex models, others by greater simplicity.

The problem can be even more difficult when representing realist program theory, because:

  • realist theory incorporates ‘invisible mechanisms’ – underlying causal forces which cannot be seen, are always processes in themselves, and only operate some of the time;
  • realist theory is grounded in systems and complexity theory, which call linear ‘box and arrow’ representations into question;
  • realist theory can operate at multiple levels of abstraction within the same program and the same evaluation;
  • at least by the end of the evaluation (and sometimes from its beginning) realist theory comprises multiple theories about how, in what circumstances and for whom programs do and don’t work.

This presentation will demonstrate some of the approaches and methods that realist evaluators have used to try to address some of these issues. It will also propose a set of principles for representing realist program theory in ways that are true to realist philosophy.

Presenter background

Gill is a co-author of the international publication standards and quality standards for realist evaluation and those for realist synthesis (the realist approach to literature synthesis). She has provided in excess of 70 training workshops in 14 countries, develops new methods for realist research and evaluation, and publishes in realist methodologies.


 

Date and time: Friday 16th February 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni, Clear Horizon
Register online by: 9 February 2018
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Friday 27 October 2017 12 - 1pm.
Topic: Outcomes reporting in WA – where we are and where we need to be
Presenter: Paul Flatau, Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School
Venue: Training Room, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Date and time: Friday 24 November 2017 12 - 1pm.
Panelists:
- Prof Rick Cummings, Senior Research Fellow, Murdoch University
- Emma Williams, Principal Scientist, Evaluation and Knowledge Impact, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
- Kevin Dolman, Indigenous Policy and Evaluation Consultant
- Jonine Jancey, Associate Professor, Collaboration for Evidence and Research in Public Health, School of Public Health, Curtin University
Venue: Training Room, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington St Perth (Forrest Place entrance)
Register online by: Wednesday 22 November 2017

Date and time: Friday 3rd November 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni, Clear Horizon
Register online by: Tuesday 31st October 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Friday 23rd November 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 20 November 2018
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an employee of an AES organisational member please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following registration details: full name, organisation, address, email, mobile and dietary requirements. We will register you and invoice you accordingly.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Date and time: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni, Clear Horizon
Register online by: 11 October 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 (inc. GST) Non-members should register by clicking here.
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Tuesday 17th July 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am). Please note that this workshop will also be run on Mon 29 October
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: Friday 13 July 2018
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an employee of an AES organisational member please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following registration details: full name, organisation, address, email, mobile and dietary requirements. We will register you and invoice you accordingly.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Monday 29th October 2018, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: Monday 22 October 2018
Fees: AES individual Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here.

Please note that if you are an employee of an AES organisational member please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following registration details: full name, organisation, address, email, mobile and dietary requirements. We will register you and invoice you accordingly.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Date and time: Friday 18 August 2017, 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: The role of evaluation in supporting social change in indigenous communities
Presenter: Gillian Turnbull, Director with the Consulting team of Social Ventures Australia
Venue: The Exhibition Hall, Level 2 Government Offices, 140 William St, Perth, WA 6000. Public entrance via Railway Lane off Murray St Mall (between Coffee Club and Cotton On)
Register online by: Wednesday 16 August 2017
This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with other AES members in Western Australia, to share and learn from the experiences of other evaluators.
You are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar.

Date and time: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni
Register online by: Sunday 27 August 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA(IPAA WA).

Date and time: Friday 23 June 2017, 12.00 - 1.00pm
Topic: Western Australia, the Sustainable Development Goals and the role of evaluation
Presenters: Dr Dorothy Lucks, SDF Global
Venue: The Theaterette, 2nd Floor, 140 William St Perth. PUBLIC ENTRANCE off Murray St Mall (near Coffee Club)
*Please note new venue*
Register online by: Wednesday 21 June 2017
This is a free seminar organised by the WA branch of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with other AES members in Western Australia, to share and learn from the experiences of other evaluators.

In September 2015, the Australian Government signed its commitment to the global sustainable development goals (SDGs) providing new and exciting opportunities for cutting edge, and inclusive approaches to improving economic, social and environmental processes. Monitoring and evaluation plays an important role in finding out what is working and what is not. This interactive workshop will consider whether we are taking advantage of the opportunities of the SDGs? Are we using M&E practices to link into what is happening locally and globally? Or are we being left behind? This interactive session will be of interest to state and local government leaders, decision-makers in strategic programs and projects and evaluation practitioners.

Dr Dorothy Lucks is the Executive Director of SDF Global, a social enterprise firm with a core focus on sustainable development. Dorothy has worked as a technical advisor for a range of sustainable development programs and projects and led evaluations for government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and internationally for over twenty five years. Dorothy represents the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) on the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) Board and and is co-Chair of the EVALSDGs Network, an active network promoting evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date and time: 21 June 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni
Register online by: 19 June 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA(IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • have the confidence and ability to develop a simple program logic model
  • understand how program logic can be used for planning and for monitoring and evaluation
Benefits to your organisation
  • projects will be outcome focused
  • provides the organisation with a framework for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of projects
  • KPI and organisational performance monitoring frameworks can be better aligned to projects achievements
Benefits to you
  • understand the uses of program logic and the key concepts
  • be able to build a simple program logic model for your project
  • know how program logic is useful for project planning, monitoring and evaluation
About Carina Calzoni

Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Our monthly seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with other AES members in Western Australia, to share and learn from the experiences of other evaluators.

Date and Time: Friday 28 April, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (approx.)
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Topic: Outcome Mapping: bridging the activities – outcome gap with observable measures
Presenter: Heather Aquilina, Shelby Consulting
Register Online by: Wednesday 26th April 2017

The ‘Outcome Mapping’ evaluation framework is used to monitor and evaluate projects where program staff act to influence other parties to achieve outcomes rather than through direct action.

This seminar will explore the incorporation of some of the elements of Outcome Mapping methodology to assist with bridging the gap between traditional quantitative measures and qualitative stories, to provide objective intermediate measures based on observable behaviours.

Heather Aquilina is Director Evaluation and Review at Shelby Consulting with 20 years’ experience in public sector consulting. She was awarded the 2014 Best Evaluation Award in partnership with the Universities of Melbourne and Murdoch for the Evaluation of the Independent Public Schools initiative. Heather specialises in Education, Health, Justice and Indigenous evaluations and organisational effectiveness and efficiency reviews.

Cost:This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar

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Date and Time: Friday 17 March , from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (approx.)
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Topic: Topic: Moving towards outcomes measurement and an evaluative organisational culture in the Not for Profit sector - experiences from St Bartholomew’s House and Foundation Housing
Presenters: Dr Roanna Lobo (Saint Batholomew’s House), Tom Tolchard (Foundation Housing)
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by Tuesday 14 March by clicking here.

Roanna and Tom will provide an overview of the attempts made Not For Profits to build evaluation frameworks and evaluation cultures in their respective areas. The seminar will cover the approaches and methods used, their achievements, and lessons learned.

Dr Roanna Lobo is the Measurement & Evaluation Project Manager at St Bartholomew’s House and a researcher and lecturer in the School of Public Health at Curtin University.
Roanna will focus on a whole-of-organisation approach to outcomes measurement at St Bartholomew’s House. St Bartholomew’s House is a not-for-profit organisation working across the sectors of mental health, aged care services, and homelessness. The discussion will focus on the multiple processes to develop an evaluation framework and foster a culture of continuous improvement will be discussed.

Tom Tolchard is an ex corporate refugee now working as the Impact and Innovation Specialist at Foundation Housing, a leading provider of social housing. Tom will discuss Foundation Housing's approaches and lessons learned in attempting to shift an organisational culture towards outcomes and client centred approaches.

Date and time: 5 December 2016, from 12 noon to 1:30pm
Topic: AES WA - End of Year Celebrations and 2017 planning
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni,Clear Horizon Consulting
Venue: 140 Perth, 140 William Street, Perth
This is a free event for AES members, a light lunch will be provided

If you are a member of the AES, please come along and be part of the end of year celebrations. With the highlight of hosting the international AES Conference in Perth in September, we've got a lot to celebrate.

This is also a great time to look at building on our success, and planning for a new series of AES events and activities for 2017.

Please come along and join in the celebrations and help to shape the AES for 2017.

Date and time: 6 February 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni
Register online by: 30 January 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 Non members should register by clicking here
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA(IPAA WA).

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Course Outcomes
  • By the end of this course attendees should be able to:
  • have the confidence and ability to develop a simple program logic model
  • understand how program logic can be used for planning and for monitoring and evaluation
Benefits to your organisation
  • projects will be outcome focused
  • provides the organisation with a framework for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of projects
  • KPI and organisational performance monitoring frameworks can be better aligned to projects achievements
Benefits to you
  • understand the uses of program logic and the key concepts
  • be able to build a simple program logic model for your project
  • know how program logic is useful for project planning, monitoring and evaluation
About Carina Calzoni

Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Date and time: Thursday 9 March 2017, 9am to 4:30pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Perth CBD
Presenter: Carina Calzoni
Register online by: 8 March 2017
Fees: AES Members $440.00 (inc. GST) Non-members should register by clicking here
This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute of Public Affairs WA(IPAA WA).

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should have an understanding of:

  • The key monitoring and evaluation concepts
  • The steps in monitoring and evaluation planning
  • Engagement with stakeholders
  • Interpretation and presenting findings
  • Ethics to consider in evaluation
Benefits to your organisation
  • Understand how monitoring and evaluation contributes to continuous improvement
  • Understand how program logic is used to clarify outputs and outcomes
Benefits to you
  • Understand key monitoring and evaluation concepts and terminology including how monitoring and evaluation fits with the program cycle
  • Understand the role of key evaluation questions
  • Understand what is included in a monitoring and evaluation plan
About Carina Calzoni

Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Date and Time: Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenter: Mathilda Joubert, SCEA Institute of Teaching and Learning
Register by: Wednesday 19 October 2016

This is a free event

Young people see the world and their own issues differently than adults. Education consultant Mathilda Joubert has pioneered an approach to develop authentic children’s consultation practices by training children and young people aged as researchers. Mathilda will share how young people’s voice can be used as an effective evaluation strategy.

Mathilda Joubert is an internationally recognised consultant and trainer in the fields of creativity, innovation, educational research, school improvement, leadership and change management.

An AES and IPAA WA partnership event
Date and time: 20 July 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Venue: Perth CBD (TBC)
Register online by:
 15 July 2016
Fees: $440.00 AES members only fee (Non-members register at: http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/)
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course attendees should have an understanding of:

  • The key monitoring and evaluation concepts
  • The steps in monitoring and evaluation planning
  • Engagement with stakeholders
  • Interpretation and presenting findings
  • Ethics to consider in evaluation

Benefits to your organisation

  • Understand how monitoring and evaluation contributes to continuous improvement
  • Understand how program logic is used to clarify outputs and outcomes

Benefits to you

  • Understand key monitoring and evaluation concepts and terminology including how monitoring and evaluation fits with the program cycle
  • Understand the role of key evaluation questions
  • Understand what is included in a monitoring and evaluation plan

About the facilitator

Carina Calzoni
Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

An AES and IPAA WA partnership event
Date and time: 2 June 2016, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: Perth CBD
Register online by: 26 May 2016
Fee: AES members only fee $440.00 (others register at http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/)
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • have the confidence and ability to develop a simple program logic model
  • understand how program logic can be used for planning and for monitoring and evaluation

Benefits to your organisation

  • projects will be outcome focused
  • provides the organisation with a framework for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of projects
  • KPI and organisational performance monitoring frameworks can be better aligned to projects achievements

Benefits to you

  • understand the uses of program logic and the key concepts
  • be able to build a simple program logic model for your project
  • know how program logic is useful for project planning, monitoring and evaluation

About Carina Calzoni
Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Date and time: Wednesday 11 May 2016, 9am to 5pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: Albert Facey House, Ground Floor Training Room 1, 469 Wellington Street
Presenters: Dr John Owen and Dr Rick Cummings
Register online by: Monday 9 May 2016
Fees: Members $440, Non-members $605, Student member $220, Student non-member $302.50

About the workshop
This workshop will examine the relationship between performance based management and evaluation. The topic of performance based management and its application in terms of evaluation theory and practice is currently of substantial interest in Western Australia as it is a strong theme throughout the state government’s Evaluation Guideline Feb 2015 which sets out the approach to the evaluation of government programs. The workshop will enable participants to enhance their understanding of performance based management principles and increase their confidence to construct performance measurements and use them in performance based management and evaluation.

As indicated, a major aim of this workshop is to analyse current applications of performance based management in terms of key evaluation principles. For example, performance based management is seen to have two distinct purposes: accountability and program improvement. This dichotomy is highlighted in the WA Evaluation Guideline mentioned above as the first issue to be resolved when planning an evaluation. This workshop will focus on unpacking and examining the ‘accountability vs improvement’ dichotomy that confronts program managers and evaluators when decisions are made about the key purposes for a particular evaluation study.

What are the outcomes
This workshop is designed to enable participants to understand:

  1. What is meant by performance based management and what is the current literature in this area in relation to evaluation.
  2. The differences between evaluation for improvement and evaluation for accountability and the influence this has on evaluation study design.
  3. How users of performance based management can influence decision-making about programs and policies.
  4. How performance information is linked to the management process.

Who should attend
The workshop is intended for program managers and evaluators who have an interest in improving program management and evaluation. Prior experience in program evaluation is not required.

About the presenters
John Owen is interested in providing useful evaluation based knowledge to policy and program decision makers. A feature of his recent studies has been to work with organizational leadership and management to apply evaluation findings to improve the delivery of policy and programs. He is a regular contributor to journals and at international evaluation conferences in Australia and overseas. His book: Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches provides an integrated framework to evaluation theory and practice that has had favourable reviews worldwide. He is also a Fellow of the AES.

Rick Cummings is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for University Teaching and Learning at Murdoch University. He led the Centre from 1998 until he retired in 2015. Rick has over 30 years experience leading program and policy evaluations, conducting workshops in evaluation theory and practice, and currently teaches public policy research and evaluation in the Sir Walter Murdoch Graduate School at Murdoch. Rick is a past President of the Australasian Evaluation Society, was recognized by the AES outstanding contribution to evaluation in 2010 and made a Fellow of the Society in 2013.

Date and Time: Friday 8 April 2016, 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
Presenters: Nancy Bineham and Tia Lockwood, WA Country Health Service
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Register online by: Thursday 7 April 2016

This is a free event

Evaluating the impact of health programs is critical to ensure funds are being used wisely to deliver programs that achieve the intended improved health outcomes for target groups and populations. However, the public health system has sometimes been criticised for not considering evaluation from the outset of new programs. The capacity and capability for internal health evaluation has historically been limited with most health program evaluations being contracted to external consultants. While this has the advantage of independence and objectivity, there are also limitations such as the level of understanding of and restricted access to health data by external consultants, and the limited understanding consultants may have of the challenges of health service delivery on the ground. There is also the missed opportunity for building internal capacity for evaluation to consider.

The WA Country Health Service has recently moved to conducting more internal evaluations via a small Planning and Evaluation unit. Nancy Bineham, Manager Planning and Evaluation for the WA Country Health Service, and Tia Lockwood, Senior Program Manager Planning and Evaluation will share their learnings to date including the challenges of working across program silos, building internal capacity and capability for program monitoring and evaluation, and the inherent tension of evaluating a program ‘from the inside’ when there are various agendas at play.

An AES and IPAA WA partnership event
Date and time: 10 March 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Register online by: 3 March 2016
Fees: $440.00 AES members only fee (Non-members register at: http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/)
Facilitators: Carina Calzoni

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

Overview of evaluation and its approaches
Evaluation planning
Introduction to monitoring
Interpreting the findings
Introduction to presenting and reporting on the findings
Ethical evaluation practice

Benefits to your organisation

  • Understand how monitoring and evaluation contributes to continuous improvement
  • Understand how program logic is used to clarify outputs and outcomes

Benefits to you

  • Understand key monitoring and evaluation concepts and terminology including how monitoring and evaluation fits with the program cycle
  • Understand the role of key evaluation questions
  • Understand what is included in a monitoring and evaluation plan

About the facilitator

Carina Calzoni
Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

Date and Time: Thursday, 12 November 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenters: Jeremy Bean and Amelia Miller, Office of Auditor General
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Jeremy and Amelia will provide an overview of the Office of Auditor General's performance audit methodology and how they approached some recent performance audits. The seminar will cover the challenges these audits presented, the methods they used and the process of deciding which of all the possible findings would be reported and why.

Jeremy Bean is an Associate Director and team leader in Performance Audit at the OAG. His audit topics have included renewable energy, road safety spending, forensic services, the WA suicide prevention strategy, remote area essential services and online service delivery. He is also chair of the OAG's Innovation Team.

Amelia Miller is a senior analyst in Performance Audit who has worked on a number of projects including contributing towards the performance audit methodology and practices in the office. Some audits she has worked on include student attendance and support services, juvenile justice and examinations of how rehabilitation of mines and capital works projects are carried out.

For a copy of the presentation please click here

Date and Time: Tuesday, 22 September 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenters: Carina Calzoni - Clear Horizon (Panel facilitator)
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by: 21 September 2015

Following the recent success of the annual Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) International conference held in Melbourne, the WA AES branch are offering the opportunity to reflect on the conference themes and discuss what the practice of evaluation means in the WA context.

This year the conference theme was 'Reaching across boundaries' which led to speakers reflecting critically about the boundaries we put between ourselves in terms of sectors, disciplines, organisations, cultures, political borders and layers of hierarchy, and looks to the power of evaluation to transcend those boundaries. The conference also looked at 'What does the year of Evaluation mean – or should mean, for our areas of interest?' There were over 500 delegates from around Australasia and beyond.

The insightful discussions and high energy around the conference were not only indications of a very successful conference, it was also a positive sign that the profession of evaluation is alive and well in our part of the world.

And this year was particularly important for WA as next year it will be our turn to host the conference so we were particularly interested in what worked well and what we can do to bring the WA flavour to the our conference in September next year.

This seminar will be a panel discussion focused on sharing new ideas and insights generated from the 2015 AES Conference with those that were not able to attend and to generate discussion about the relevance of various topics for evaluation in WA.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 4 August 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenters: Kim Lazenby and Sue Robinson, Ombudsman Western Australia
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by: 31 July 2015

This presentation will discuss the recent Ombudsman's own-motion investigation which drew heavily on evaluation techniques. The investigation resulted in 22 recommendations to four government agencies about ways to prevent or reduce suicide by young people.

Kim is the Assistant Ombudsman in the Administrative Improvement team. Kim has extensive experience in leading investigations, performance audits and evaluations, in areas as diverse as justice, social services, transport, infrastructure, and government business systems.

Sue is the Principal Analyst in the Administration Improvement team. She has a background in health research, performance audit and evaluation.

Date and Time: Monday, 18 May 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellington Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenter: Rebecca Lubansky, Cancer Council WA
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by: 15 May 2015

Evaluating the impact of health research is of growing interest to governments, research funders and those involved in research. However, the field is still in its infancy and there is no standardised approach or straightforward way to undertake research impact evaluation. Indeed, it can be difficult to even define what is meant by research impact!

Rebecca Lubansky is Research Development Coordinator at Cancer Council WA, where she has been charged with developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Cancer Council WA Research Grants Program. She is also involved with national discussions among cancer research funders to develop a standard system for measuring the impact of cancer research funding.

This interactive seminar will give an overview of research impact evaluation, exploring what is happening in the area, what approaches are commonly used and the kinds of challenges faced, and how these might relate to challenges faced in other areas of evaluation. Rebecca will also talk about Cancer Council WA's specific experience developing an evaluation framework for its research grants program.

For copy of the presentation please click here

Date and Time: Tuesday, 24 March 2015, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Albert Facey House, Training Room 2 (ground floor), 469 Wellinton Street, Perth, WA 6000
Presenter:Heather Aquilina, Director, Shelby Consulting
Cost: This is a free event and you are welcome to bring your lunch to the seminar
Register online by 19 March 2015

How do you decide which one to use? This seminar will locate the variety of approaches into frameworks of world view, level of program development, and type of data. It will then tease out the pros and cons of each approach as well as when and where they are most appropriate to use.

Heather Aquilina is Director Evaluation and Review at Shelby Consulting and was awarded the 2014 Best Evaluation Award in partnership with the University of Melbourne and Murdoch University for the Evaluation of the Western Australian Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative. Heather specialises in Education, Health, Justice and Indigenous evaluations and business reviews.

An AES and IPAA WA partnership event
Date and time: 4 May 2016, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: Perth CBD
Register online by: 2 May 2016
Fee: AES members only fee $440.00 (others register at http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/)
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. This workshop introduces the program logic concept and lays out a step by step process for creating a logic model. The workshop concludes with an overview of how this logic model can be used for program design and to be the spine of a monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement framework.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • have the confidence and ability to develop a simple program logic model
  • understand how program logic can be used for planning and for monitoring and evaluation

Benefits to your organisation

  • projects will be outcome focused
  • provides the organisation with a framework for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of projects
  • KPI and organisational performance monitoring frameworks can be better aligned to projects achievements

Benefits to you

  • understand the uses of program logic and the key concepts
  • be able to build a simple program logic model for your project
  • know how program logic is useful for project planning, monitoring and evaluation

About Carina Calzoni
Carina is enthusiastic and passionate about program design, monitoring and evaluation with over 15 years professional experience in evaluation working for State Government and as a consultant. She has facilitated over 50 program logic workshops and prepared over 30 design and evaluation frameworks and has led evaluations across a range of sectors including environment, agriculture, community development, mental health and local government. She understands the policy and program cycle and appreciates the role evaluation plays in this context. Carina is the current Managing Director of Clear Horizon WA and the AES representative for WA.

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