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Evaluation for the public sector

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (All day)
Sydney NSW

Robust and timely evaluations can be challenging to get right.

Over two days, experienced evaluator Professor Patricia Rogers and Associate Professor Greet Peersman will help you 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.

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 and how to set standards for evaluations to then assess the quality of evaluation reports.

Previous participants have enjoyed this workshop’s balance of academic rigour and practical ‘how-to’ for the work environment.

What will you learn?

Professor Rogers and Associate Professor Peersman will guide you through interactive discussion using contemporary, real-world public sector examples. You will learn about:

  • evaluation’s role in decision-making
  • applying program logic
  • gathering evidence in an evaluation and assessing validity
  • working with consultants
  • managing an evaluation.

Who should attend?

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.

Who will lead the course?

  • Professor Patricia Rogers -  Professor of Public Sector Evaluation at ANZSOG and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Director of BetterEvaluation, an international collaboration to improve monitoring and evaluation by creating and sharing knowledge about choosing and using methods and processes. Read Professor Rogers’ biography. Read Professor Rogers' biography. 
  • Associate Professor Greet Peersman - Deputy Director of BetterEvaluation. Associate Professor  Peersman has more than 30 years’ experience in M&E in public health and international development (focus areas include: child protection, civil society, governance, health promotion, health services, HIV/AIDS, human rights, malaria, tuberculosis). Read Associate Professor Peersman's biography. 
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