Workshop: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation (In person 18 October 2023)
Topic: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
Date and time: Wednesday 18 October 2023, 9.00am to 4:30pm AWST.
Location: Perth CBD. IPAA WA will advise details. For queries contact
Presenter: Rick Cummings
Register online by: Friday 13 October 2023
Fees (GST inclusive): Members $295, Organisational member staff $415, Non-members $485, Student member $140, Student non-member $226. Students must send proof of their full-time student status to
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.
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.