Evaluation Course: Putting it All Together (Online)
Improve quality and ensure the success of your programs with this online evaluation course. This course will introduce you to the key basics for pulling evaluation evidence together to have impact.
Evaluation is a valuable tool for strengthening the quality of programs and improving outcomes, and provides an opportunity for critical and strategic thinking. By collecting and analysing information about your program's activities, characteristics and outcomes, you will better understand its effectiveness and improve future program services. This evaluation course online will help you draw your evaluation evidence together to have impact.
This course will cover the major skills you need to ensure your evaluation will have an impact on decision-making. It will delivered as one session through an interactive live video link (2 hours in total).
|Duration||One session (2 hours in total)|
|Dates||Mon 9 Nov, 2020|
|Time||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Venue||Online via a live video link|
|Cost||$270 (GST free)|
This online evaluations course will be led by two academic practitioners who have extensive experience conducting evaluations and also supporting the capacity of others to undertake evaluations. You will interact via zoom with the presenters and other course participants.
The modules that make up this evaluation online course will cover the following topics:
- Running a results workshop.
- Developing recommendations.
- Reporting for impact.
- Presenting for impact.
- Facilitation strategies for stakeholder engagement.
At the completion of this evaluation course online you will know how to:
- Turn evaluation findings into actionable recommendation.
- Conduct workshops to draw out the insights from your evaluation evidence.
- Assess the options for presenting evaluation findings to maximize impact.
- Engage stakeholders to ensure that your evaluation has impact.
This evaluation course online will be facilitated through an interactive live video link. Registered participants will be able to connect to the video link using Zoom (available free) and a reliable internet connection is required. Video connection details will be made available to each participant prior to the course via Canvas, the UTS Learning Management System (LMS). Course materials, presentations and/or readings will also be made available to participants within Canvas LMS.
Each module from within this online course will follow a common learning path that will involve:
- Some minor preparatory work to get participants thinking about the topic prior to the module.
- Clarifying specific learning objectives for the module.
- Introduction of key concepts, frameworks, terminology.
- ‘Deconstruction’ of a worked example.
- Extension of key concepts to discuss challenges and risks and other applications.
- Online interactive discussion to help participants apply knowledge to their own evaluation context.
- Short summary of main principles/skills/concepts.
- Direction to other useful resources and tools
Who is the course for?
This evaluation course online is designed for professionals seeking a general understanding of evaluation. This online course is also suitable to professionals who have to conduct an evaluation as well those who need to manage or commission an evaluation, such as Evaluation officers, Research officers or Policy officers.
In-house training solutions
This evaluation course online can also be customised and/or delivered in-house. Find out more.
About the presenters
Dr. George Argyrous is the Research and Education Manager at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG).
George was formerly ANZSOG Senior Lecturer in Evident-Based Decision Making and director of the Evidence and Evaluation Hub. He is an expert in the application of statistics and research methods to social, economic and evaluation research. George has worked with many public and private organisations, providing research and evaluation services, as well as building evaluation capability. He worked with central agencies including the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Commonwealth Department of Finance to develop whole-of-government frameworks to improve the use of evaluation, as well as writing national evaluation frameworks in major policy areas such as disaster recovery and countering violent extremism.
Duncan Rintoul is an Associate of IPPG and Director of Rooftop Social, a research and evaluation firm that specialises in facilitation and capacity building. Duncan has close to 20 years’ consulting experience across a broad range of policy areas, including education, justice, human services, health and urban affairs. He works in a diverse mix of government agencies and NGOs and teaches in executive education programs for the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) and the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMRS). Between 2015-19, Duncan initiated and lead a major evaluation capacity-building projects in the NSW Department of Education.
This online evaluation course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public. This course is the forth in the evaluation online course series and builds on the content covered in earlier courses. Participants are not required to complete all the courses within the series although it is the suggested learning pathway.
- Evaluation Course: Getting Started (Online)
- Evaluation Course: Evaluation Design (Online)
- Evaluation Course: Data Sources and Methods (Online)
- Evaluation Course: Organising and Analysing Data (Online)
- Evaluation Course: Putting it All Together (Online)
This short course is presented by the university's Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Learn more about the Institute's research, industry collaboration, postgraduate programs and short courses.