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1. The conference workshop program comprises a set of high quality half-day and full-day workshops that will be held on Sunday 3 and Thursday 7 September 2017 at the Novotel Canberra.

Although there are no set themes for the conference workshop program, presenters are asked to submit their workshop in the following categories:
A.    Basic Evaluation Methods
B.    Managing Evaluations
C.    Advanced topics

Click here for a list of suggested workshop topics.

2. Workshops should be designed using adult learning principles and be interactive to maximize participant learning.

3. Workshops can be designed for those who are new to evaluation or for more advanced practitioners. Presenters should make clear which level of expertise the workshop is aimed towards.

4. When submitting a proposal for a conference workshop please ensure you address innovative theoretical and practice knowledge and skills with consideration to workshop participants’ level of experience.

5. Workshop content should focus on developing knowledge, understanding and competencies, evaluation techniques and practices.

6. Proposals for repeating workshops that were successful in previous conferences will be considered.  Evidence of the success of previous offerings should be included in the Justification Statement, as should evidence of the presenters previous workshop facilitation experience.

7. Presenters are paid an honorarium to cover their expenses at the rate of AU$1,600 for a full-day and AU$800 for a half-day workshop (plus GST for presenters who have an Australian ABN and are GST registered). NOTE: Two or more presenters may facilitate a workshop, but only one honorarium payment per workshop will be made.

Proposals for a conference workshop must be received by 20 February 2017.

Criteria for workshops

The criteria for the assessment of workshop proposals are the following:

  • Relevance to evaluation of the focus of the proposed workshop
  • Significance of the particular knowledge, techniques and practices for evaluation
  • Extent to which the proposed teaching/learning strategies and resources are sound and appropriate for the topic and target group
  • Extent to which the proposed objectives and prerequisites are clear and appropriate for the target group, and the objectives are achievable
  • Overall value for the target group.

Abstract for a workshop

Your proposal for a workshop should describe:

  • the purpose of the workshop
  • the particular knowledge, techniques and/or practices to be addressed
  • the specific objectives/learning outcomes of the workshop
  • the teaching/learning strategies and resources to be used
  • the target group at which the workshop is pitched, and any prerequisites including the level of experience
  • which domains from the Evaluators' Professional Learning Competency Framework your workshop addresses
  • the category the workshop fits in.

You should keep in mind the assessment criteria for workshops listed above in preparing your proposal.

Justification statement for workshops

The justification statement explains the workshop’s relevance to evaluation and the importance of what you are proposing. It should also provide evidence of the presenter’s expertise in the area and previous workshop facilitation experience. If the workshop has been has been offered previously, details of where and when and evidence of success should be provided. Maximum word limit is up to 300 words.

Workshop room set-up

When you submit your proposal, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

  • Classroom set-up
  • U-shape set-up
  • Cabaret set-up

Note that not all room setups requests may be accommodated. View a sample of the possible room set-ups.

How to submit your proposal

Click here for instructions on how to use and access the online submission system.