Two evaluation workshops in Switzerland – 2014

October 29, 2013 at 6:09 pm 1 comment

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be co-presenting a course on communications and evaluation in 2014 in collaboration with the Swiss Evaluation Association (SEVAL). Below are details about this course and another on complexity and evaluation by Patricia Rogers. Please find below a short outline of the two courses and the dates. More details about the courses will be available in January 2014.

1) Integrating Communication in Evaluation – March 13 and 14, 2014
An often-overlooked step in evaluation is ensuring that findings are communicated, understood and acted upon.  Equally important, however,is what, how and when we communicate with different stakeholders throughout the evaluation process.  Communicating effectively implies using different means,messages and methods to reach different groups with very different needs and expectations.
A mix of presentations, case studies and practical exercises will be used to introduce and discuss new approaches for communicating and engaging with stakeholders and presenting results to different audiences (for example social media, interactive presentations and data visualisation).  Participants are encouraged to bring examples of evaluations they have commissioned or implemented to be used as case studies during the workshop.
The workshop will be co-facilitated by Glenn O’Neil of Owl RE, Geneva and Marlène Läubli Loud of Lauco Evaluation & Training


2) Addressing complexity in evaluation – June 5 and 6, 2014
Increasingly evaluations have to address programs, projects and policies with complex aspects. The activities and objectives of these interventions are fundamentally dynamic and emergent in response to needs and opportunities, and they often involve multiple organisations with emergent and unpredictable roles. These characteristics present challenges to traditional evaluation approaches.

The workshop will examine the particular challenges that complexity presents and explore practical strategies for evaluation, including developmental evaluation, use of non-linear logic models, and emergent evaluation design. The workshop will include case studies of successful and unsuccessful attempts to address complexity in evaluation.  It will also provide opportunities to analyse participants’ own examples in terms of identifying the particular challenges that complexity presents and how the different strategies might be applied.

The workshop will be facilitated by Professor Patricia Rogers, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Both courses will will be held in the Federal Office of Personnel, Bern, Switzerland.  Please note that there are no scholarships or travel funds available for these courses.

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