Evidence-Based Practice and Culture Course
Making business decisions backed by data is a smart way to work. Learn to build evidence based practice and culture in your organisation and leverage workplace outcomes through rigorous research and evaluation. This evidence based practice (EBP) course brings scientific EBP learnings into the office.
Take the guesswork out of your workplace. Ground your organisation's decisions in rigorous research and evaluation. This evidence based practice course will support you in bringing evidence-based practice and culture into your workplace. Learn to make workplace decisions backed by scientific data. Absorb course material through two face-to-face days, an online community, and an after-course mentoring opportunity to seek feedback on your process implementation. In this evidence based practice course you will learn to implement organisational decision-making based on rigorous research and evaluation that is transparent and testable.
Two sessions (16 hours in total)
|Time||9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
|Cost||$2,750 (GST free)|
This evidence based practice course will cover the following content:
- Understanding the role and benefits of evidence-based practice.
- Identifying the diverse range of data collection and analysis approaches available, and assessing which are most important for you.
- Developing strategies to improve the availability of evidence in your work area.
- Integrating evidence into decision-making processes.
- Identifying and addressing research and evaluation capability gaps in your areas of responsibility.
- Building systems and structures that support the use of evidence.
- Being critical consumers of others’ research and evaluations.
- Implementing evidence-based culture and practice.
At the completion of this evidence based practice course you will be able to:
- Lead organisational change towards evidence-based culture.
- Identify and address capability gaps.
- Engage and motivate staff at all levels.
- Integrate research and evaluation into decision-making.
- Assess the best data collection and analysis approaches for your organisation.
- Build internal outcomes from external contracts.
Who is this course for?
This evidence based practice course is suitable for professionals working in evaluation and research who are leaders in innovation and change.
This evidence based practice course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.
This evidence based practice course structure is phased for optimal learning by initially developing a course community. This involves an orientation phase of reading and forging an online network through the UTS Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas before physically meeting.
In-house training solutions
This evidence based practice course 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 the 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 with 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 (AMSRS). Between 2015-19, Duncan initiated and led a major evaluation capacity building project in the NSW Department of Education.
This evidence based practice course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.
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.