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Date and time: Wednesday 5th February 2020. 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Presenter: Patricia Rogers, Better Evaluation
Venue: Darwin Sailing Club, Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay NT 0820
Register online by: 31 January 2020 

This is a free seminar organised by the NT Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in Northern Territory 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

This will be an informal ‘meet and greet’ networking session for NT members and contacts with Patricia Rogers from BetterEvaluation. Please come along to chat with Patricia and other NT evaluators to discuss your evaluation successes and challenges, and to discuss your ideas for the year ahead! Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters background

Patricia Rogers is Chief Executive Offier at BetterEvaluation, an international collaboration to improve monitoring and evaluation by creating and sharing knowledge about choosing and using methods and processes. She was formerly Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at ANZSOG and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She is an experienced evaluator who has worked on evaluations and evaluation systems for more than 30 years in programs and policies in a wide range of sectors, including education, health, early childhood, community services, international development, science and technology, employment, energy, and infrastructure. She has worked with national, state and local government departments and agencies in Australia and New Zealand, UN agencies, international philanthropic foundations, development banks and NGOs.

Professor Rogers' particular focus is on ensuring that monitoring and evaluation systems are useful in improving delivery and informing decisions. She has delivered professional development programs on evaluation in Australia and New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, Canada, Brazil, and the US. Her book on program theory with Sue Funnell, Purposeful Program Theory, provides detailed guidance on developing, representing and using theories of change and logic models. Her works has been recognised by the Australasian Evaluation Society’s Evaluation and Training Services Award for contributions to the profession of evaluation, the AES Best Evaluation Study, the American Evaluation Association’s AEA Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award, and prizes for pioneering evaluation research. She is a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society.


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