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Evaluation – Three introductory workshops

The focus of our August Te Pūaha Talks is evaluation, with three online workshops designed for those newer to or less confident with evaluation. The workshops will expose participants to some key ideas, frameworks, tools and guidance to better evaluate their mahi.

The workshops will be facilitated by our associate Rachael Trotman, an evaluator with over 20 years’ experience across diverse sectors helping people to know and show the difference they make.

“The workshops will give participants a better understanding of how to approach evaluation and usual frameworks and tools they can apply to ‘do’ evaluation in their own context,” Rachael says. “They will also get a clear understanding of what evaluation criteria are and how to develop them in their own context.”

Rachael says the workshops will be interactive, with participants encouraged to ask questions and share their own experience of useful approaches.

“We will focus on sharing what is helpful and what has been found to be effective; and letting go what isn’t.”

The first workshop, Key ideas and useful frameworks will share recent thinking from Aotearoa and around the world on how to approach and think about evaluation. This will share some of Manulani Meyer’s insights, Kataraina Pipi’s Success, Evidence, Strategies (SES) Tool, and Theories of change. Putting the ‘value’ in evaluation – how can we know what good looks like? is the focus of the second workshop. This workshop, which will be co-facilitated with Kate McKegg, another highly experienced evaluator, will explore how to develop evaluation criteria that allow you to assess what ‘good’ looks like in relation to your kaupapa. The series will close with Tools to gather data and capture learning which will bring together some of the most useful tools available to gather robust data and information and capture learning.

“Evaluating and learning well is critical for the social impact sector,” CSI Head of Centre, Karinia Lee says. “Rachael and Kate bring such a wide range of experience and so many insights to these workshops. They are an opportunity to draw on their extensive knowledge of the theory and practice of evaluation in the not-for-profit sector”.

Each workshop is a standalone event so registration can be made for one, two or all three workshops. Registration is now open at Humanitix.

Session 1

Key ideas and useful evaluation frameworks

Tuesday 9 August

Session 2

Putting the ‘value’ in evaluation – how can
we know what good looks like?

Tuesday 23 August

Session 3

Tools to gather data and capture learning

Tuesday 30 August