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Workshop: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation (Online 31 July 2024)

Workshop: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation (Online 31 July 2024)


Topic: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
Date and time:
 Wednesday 31 July 2024, 8.30am to 4:30pm AWST. Check your time zone here:
Location: via Zoom. IPAA WA will advise details. For queries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: 26 July 2024
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $325.00, AES Organisational member staff $460.00, Non-members $535.00, Student member $155.00, Student non-member $250.00* (GST inclusive) *Students must send proof of their full-time student status to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This workshop is offered in partnership with Institute for Public Administration Australia WA (IPAA WA). IPAA WA members please register here.

Workshop Overview

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. This 1 day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. The workshop is designed to de-mystify the evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; the nature and use of evaluation; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation. Participants will be equipped to develop the right evaluation strategy to suit an organisations program needs, within budget and to satisfy information and reporting needs.

Workshop Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should have an understanding of:

  • The key monitoring and evaluation concepts

  • The steps in monitoring and evaluation planning

  • Engagement with stakeholders

  • Interpretation and presenting findings

  • Ethics to consider in evaluation

Benefits to your organisation

  • Understand how monitoring and evaluation contributes to continuous improvement

  • Understand how program logic is used to clarify outputs and outcomes

Benefits to you

  • Understand key monitoring and evaluation concepts and terminology including how monitoring and evaluation fits with the program cycle

  • Understand the role of key evaluation questions

  • Understand what is included in a monitoring and evaluation plan

About Rick Cummings

Rick Cummings is an Emeritus Professor in the Sir Walter Murdoch Graduate School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University. Rick has over 30 years experience leading program and policy evaluations, conducting workshops in evaluation theory and practice, and currently teaches public policy research and evaluation at the Sir Walter Murdoch Graduate School. Rick is a past President of the Australian Evaluation Society and was made a Fellow of the Society in 2013.

Workshop start times

  • WA: 8.30am

  • VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS, QLD: 10.30am

  • SA, NT: 10.00am

  • New Zealand: 12.30pm

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Event Information

Event Date 31 Jul 2024 8:30am
Event End Date 31 Jul 2024 4:00pm
Cut Off Date 26 Jul 2024 12:00pm
Location Zoom
Categories Online Workshops

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