45 amazing (and cheap!) evaluation workshops at the AEA conference in Minneapolis!

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Early bird registration closes Sept 20th for the world’s biggest evaluation conference, the American Evaluation Association meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With association president Rodney Hopson‘s thought-provoking theme – Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance – it should be a stimulating conference!

But what’s especially important to YOU as a genuine evaluator this week?

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Learning actionable evaluation tools and methodologies – Jane Davidson in Adelaide!

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This week I was talking with a colleague who is currently reviewing draft evaluation reports. She has been trying to explain to the authors that a useful evaluation report is not just about reporting a few indicators, nor a data dump item by item from a questionnaire, but a coherent set of answers to

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Genuine Evaluation at AES: Patricia Rogers on Purposeful Program Theory

Sue Funnell and Patricia Rogers at the Purposeful Program Theory launch

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Looking for a nuanced and intelligent approach to using program theory for programs that have simple, complicated, and/or complex aspects?

Then be sure to catch Patricia Rogers’ one-day workshop on Purposeful Program Theory at the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Adelaide, August 28th 2012.

I attended a half-day version of this workshop at

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Genuine evaluation-related workshops and presentations over the next few months

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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

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