One of the great sources of energy and ideas for both of us is the opportunity to give workshops and presentations on topics related to genuine evaluation. It’s great to be able to spend time with so many people who care passionately about doing evaluation that really makes a difference, and want to explore ways of doing it better. It makes us really think hard about the critical importance of timely, credible and relevant information to support complex interventions.
Patricia just finished running two courses for The Evaluators Institute in Washington DC on using program theory and logic models for evaluation, and analyzing qualitative data analysis, and a series of workshops on purposeful program theory for the Australasian Evaluation Society, and workshops with ARTD Consultants (Sydney) and the NSW Dept of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.
Tuesday 31 August Jane will lead a workshop on “Actionable answers for real-world decision makers: Real evaluation nuts and bolts that deliver” at the conference of the Australasian Evaluation Society in Wellington, New Zealand (workshop is full).
Tuesday 31 August Patricia will present on ““Between theory and practice: formulating a research project on evaluation” and contributing to a round table on “Epistemological foundations of evaluation methodologies” at the International Summer School on Public Policy Evaluation Research, in Lille, France.
Friday September 3 Jane is also giving a keynote for the Australasian Evaluation Society conference (in Wellington, New Zealand) entitled Extreme Genuine Evaluation Makeovers (XGEMs).
Thursday 7- Friday 8 October Patricia, together with Dr George Argyrous and Associate Professor Jo Baulderstone, will present a two-day workshop on “Evaluation for Public Sector Managers” for the Australian and New Zealand School of Government in Sydney, Australia.
Wednesday 10 November Jane will lead a full-day workshop on “Getting Actionable Answers for Real-World Decision Makers: Evaluation Nuts and Bolts that Deliver” at the conference of the American Evaluation Association, in San Antonio, USA.
Sunday 14 November Patricia will lead a half-day workshop on “Purposeful Program Theory” at the conference of the American Evaluation Association, in San Antonio, USA.
We both look forward to engaging face to face with the people who have followed and/or joined the discussions here on the Genuine Evaluation blog!