Evaluation for the Public Sector

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 17:00
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Crowne Plaza
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Dr Argyrous and Professor Rogers will help participants understand the conceptual and practical issues involved in evaluating public sector policies and programs, and evaluation’s role as a key tool for decision-makers.

“Governments now require greater scrutiny and assessment of public sector programs to determine whether they’re working,” Professor Rogers says. “Evaluation is integral to decision-making – not an afterthought.”

Key benefits

Robust and timely evaluations can be challenging to get right.

You will learn to focus evaluation studies according to specific criteria such as purpose and stakeholder needs. You will understand how to apply program logic, how to set standards for evaluations to then assess the quality of evaluation reports.

This program will be valuable for people in policy, program and service delivery roles who plan and conduct evaluations, assess the quality of evaluation reports, and manage others who conduct evaluation studies.

Previous participants have described this as an excellent course with a good balance of academic rigour and practical ‘how-to’ for the work environment.

Course details

Over two days, Dr Argyrous and Professor Rogers will guide participants through interactive discussion using real-world public sector examples, including material from contemporary local situations.

Evaluation for the Public Sector content will include:

  • Evaluation’s role in decision-making
  • Applying program logic
  • Gathering evidence in an evaluation and assessing validity
  • Working with consultants
  • Managing an evaluation.