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NSW Interactive Session: Theory of change & program logic – same same, but different? (Online 27 June 2024)

NSW Interactive Session: Theory of change & program logic – same same, but different? (Online 27 June 2024)

NSW Seminar 4 

Date and time: Thursday 27 June 4.00pm - 5.30pm AEST
Topic: Theory of change & program logic – same same, but different?
Location: online via zoom, details will be shared just prior to the event.  
Presenter: Andrew Hawkins | ARTD
Facilitator: Greg Masters | Nexus Management Consultant 
Register online by: Wednesday 26 June 2024

Event Description: 

Program logic models and theories of change are commonly used in designing and conducting evaluations. Some people use the terms interchangeably while others see them as fundamentally different. Ask 10 different people for definitions and you might get 10 different answers!

Does it matter? Our presenter for this session, Andrew Hawkins, thinks it does.

In this interactive session we will explore and debate program logic models and theories of change. Do they differ and, if so, how? Is one a subset of the other?

The session will be be moderated by Greg Masters and led by Andrew Hawkins and will include a fun, interactive discussion.

About the Presenter:

Andrew is Chief Evaluator at ARTD where he has worked for 17 years – for the last 7 years he has been writing and thinking about what makes ‘program logic’, logical, and where is the theory in ‘theory of change’? Andrew has developed the view that most messy programs in the complex social world are best thought of as propositions for action, propositions that aim to be sound; that is, valid and well-grounded. He is wary of program descriptions that appear to overextend the role of theory and underdevelop the role of logic. Andrew has published a paper on the foundations of program logic and worked with Julian King on the concept of value propositions. He has a paper in press with Scott Bayley on treating programs as propositions and using evaluation to manage the risk they fail.

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This Seminar will be recorded and it will be available on the AES YouTube channel approximately four weeks after the date. We suggest you subscribe to the AES YouTube channel to be notified when new recordings are added. 

Session start times

  • VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS. QLD: 4.00pm

  • SA, NT: 3.30pm

  • WA: 2.00pm

  • New Zealand: 6.00pm

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Event Information

Event Date 27 Jun 2024 4:00pm
Event End Date 27 Jun 2024 5:30pm
Cut Off Date 26 Jun 2024 4:00pm
Location Zoom
Categories New South Wales

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