Date and time: Wednesday 15th July 2020 5.30 - 7.00pm AEST
Topic: Rapid Evaluation during the COVID-19 Response
Presenter: Eleanor Williams, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: noon on Tuesday 14th July. Places limited to 100 participants.

This is a free seminar organised by the Victorian Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.

Seminar Recording

Seminar overview

The COVID-19 crisis has required adaptations to evaluation practice that extend to all parts of the evaluation process - from planning to data collection to communication. This presentation will outline new methodological approaches that have been developed in the Victorian public sector to capture service and practice changes that have emerged during the pandemic, and to deliver findings into response and recovery planning for government services.  This rapid evaluation model builds on established processes for rapid reviews and applies it to the current emergency context. The session will provide an opportunity to hear about recent developments and findings and consider how these methods could be applied in other settings.

Presenter's background

Eleanor Williams is a public policy and evaluation professional with over 15 years’ experience working with the Victorian public sector and is currently the Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Research at the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role Eleanor has led the development of the department's evaluation and research capability building approach.

Eleanor holds a Masters of Public Policy and Management and has worked in a variety of senior management and executive roles in Government and as a management consultant with KPMG.   Eleanor is the current convener of the Victorian and Australian Public Sector Evaluation Networks.

Seminar start times
  • Victoria, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS: 5.30pm
  • SA, NT: 5.00pm
  • Perth: 3.30pm
  • New Zealand: 7.30pm

NB: Please ensure you have access to your email address prior to the seminar start time to access Zoom details. Please check email address details are correct on your registration. Thanks.


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