Program evaluation is a valuable tool for strengthening the quality of programs and improving outcomes. Evaluation provides an opportunity for critical, strategic thinking through collecting and analysing information about a program's activities, characteristics and outcomes to understand its effectiveness, and improve and inform future program services.
This one-day workshop is designed to provide participants with applied knowledge and skills to develop evaluation frameworks for a variety of purposes within their work.
The workshop is highly participative and interactive with participants applying learning to two current programs. Using the Program Logic model, participants apply evaluative practice and thinking and learn how to analyse the assumptions and values underpinning the expectations of the program outcomes.
Participants also determine the appropriate evaluative approach for the purpose of tracking progress, making judgments and decisions, building understanding, improving effectiveness and using evidence in program design and reporting. Participants can also draw on their own work case studies connected to organisational strategic goals to build their own learning and capacity.
Key info: dates, costs and location
18 April 2019 or
2 September 2019
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$670 (GST free)
Courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers to run.
Who should attend?
- Managers and technical officers charged with implementing and evaluating programs
Topics covered in the seminar include:
- Introduction to evaluation and evaluative thinking
- Skills of evaluation
- Building an evaluation culture
- Strategic alignment
- Evaluation Design
- The practice of evaluation
- Applying the tools to case studies
At the completion of the seminar participants should:
- Understand context and benefits of evaluation
- Be able to develop evaluation frameworks for a variety of purposes within their work
About the presenters
Professor Roberta Ryan is Director of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance and the UTS Centre for Local Government. Roberta is a leading public participation practitioner and researcher with over 30 years’ experience. Roberta combines her expertise in this field with her social research, policy evaluation and social planning skills. She has designed and implemented leading practice participation programs for state and local government, including innovative deliberative processes. Roberta has extensive training experience working for public sector agencies across a wide range of public policy issues.
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