Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

 

 

20th & 27th February: Evaluation Basics - An online workshop with Kara Scally-Irvine

ANZEA ONLINE WORKSHOP



Evaluation Basics with Kara Scally-Irvine

Learn what evaluation is, when it can be used, and when it's useful. Discover what some of the essential tools and skills are for your toolkit.

Workshop consists of 2 half-day sessions:
Day one: Tuesday 20th February, AND

Day two: Tuesday 27th February
Both sessions run 9.30am-12.30pm (online via Zoom)

ANZEA Members: $345 +GST
Non-Members: $470 +GST

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13th & 20th March: Data Visualisation and Report Preparation - an Online workshop with Celestyna Galicki

ANZEA ONLINE WORKSHOP



Data Visualisation and Report Preparation with Celestyna Galicki

Session one: Report writing and information design for audience impact
Session two: Visualising quantitative and qualitative data for evaluation reports

Workshop consists of 2 half-day sessions:
Day one: Wednesday 13th. March, AND
Day two: Wednesday 20th March
Both sessions run 9am-12pm (online via Zoom)

ANZEA Members: $345 +GST
Non-Members: $470 +GST

 

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9th April: Critical Thinking for Evaluators with Carl Davidson in-person workshop in Wellington

ANZEA ONE DAY WORKSHOP (in-person/face-to-face)



Critical Thinking for Evaluators with Carl Davidson

Workshop consists of 1 full-day in-person session (in Wellington)

Tuesday 9 April 2024
Location: Wellington (venue TBC)

ANZEA Members: $440 +GST
Non-Members: $595 +GST

Many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices
- William James

 

In this workshop Carl Davidson will draw from behavioural science and cognitive psychology to demonstrate some of the flaws in our everyday ways of thinking, and provide some tools to sharpen your critical thinking and problem solving mindset.

In the process, you’ll see why critical thinking is rare (it’s much harder than you’d expect) and why most organisations make it much harder still.

 

The workshop will introduce a range of tools to unleash your critical thinking, nurture your scepticism, and supercharge your decision-making acumen.

 

It will benefit anyone with an interest in improving their thinking and decision-making skills, or in improving those skills among the people they work with. If you work with knowledge on a daily basis then this is the workshop for you.

 

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10th & 11th April: Evaluation and Value for Money - an Online Workshop with Julian King

ANZEA ONLINE WORKSHOP

Back by popular demand!

EVALUATION & VALUE FOR MONEY 

Workshop consists of 2 half-day sessions:
Day one: Wednesday 10th April AND
Day two: Thursday 11th April 2024

Both sessions run 9.30am-12.30pm (online via Zoom)

ANZEA Members: $345 +GST
Non-Members: $470 +GST

If you would like to join ANZEA to access the member discount please do so prior to registering for the event, you can do so here.

Overview
It is important for good resource allocation, accountability, learning and improvement that policies, programs and other initiatives undergo rigorous evaluations of value for money (VfM). Many evaluators, however, lack training and experience in this area. This workshop offers a set of techniques to address that gap. Combining strengths of evaluation and economics, the approach builds on theory and practice that will already be familiar to many evaluators, though there are also evaluators and commissioners to whom these techniques may be new.

This workshop provides practical guidance, underpinned by a sound theoretical framework, for evaluating VfM. It focuses on unpacking a process of explicit evaluative reasoning (using rubrics) and the use of mixed methods (qualitative, quantitative, and economic).

A sequence of steps will be shared which help evaluators and commissioners develop and use context-specific definitions of good performance and VfM (i.e. VfM rubrics). These definitions provide a system for ensuring the evaluation: is aligned with the design and context of the policy, program or initiative; collects and analyses appropriate evidence; draws sound conclusions; and answers VfM questions. Exercises and examples will be shared throughout the workshop.

The workshop includes a brief overview of economic methods of evaluation (e.g. cost-benefit analysis) including considerations for determining when to use them in a VfM assessment, and when to combine them with other evidence and values.

This workshop doesn’t provide detailed instruction in the design and implementation of economic evaluations, for which there are many courses already on offer.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Frame an evaluative question about VfM
  • Develop rubrics, comprising criteria (aspects of performance) and standards (levels of performance), to provide a transparent basis for making sound judgements about VfM
  • Combine multiple sources of evidence to support nuanced evaluative judgements
  • Incorporate economic evaluation within a VfM framework, where feasible and appropriate
  • Interpret the evidence, using criteria and standards, to make sound evaluative judgements
  • Present a clear and robust performance story, guided by the criteria and standards.

 

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9th & 16th May: Designing surveys that people will trust - an Online Workshop with Adrian Field

ANZEA ONLINE WORKSHOP

Designing surveys that people will trust with Adrian Field

Surveys are often a key element of evaluation practice, but are increasingly challenged by the multitudes of surveys simultaneously in the field, each fighting for the attention of their respondents. For a survey to get buy-in, it needs to have a point of difference over others in the field, and be credible in the data it gathers.

Workshop consists of two half-day online sessions:

Day one: Thursday 9th May, AND
Day two: Thursday. 16th May
Both sessions run 10am-1pm (online via Zoom)

ANZEA Members: $345 +GST
Non-Members: $470 +GST

 

 

This is a paid event organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA). All prices are in NZD.

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Please note that you will be prompted to create a profile when you register for any of our events. This is not the same as an ANZEA membership and is simply a way for you to easily access and manage your interactions with us.

 

In development for 2024

  • ANZEA ONE DAY WORKSHOP (hybrid: in-person/face-to-face AND online options)
    Location: Christchurch
    Participatory Outcome Harvesting with Jeph Mathias

    Workshop consists of 1 full-day in-person session (in Christchurch) or an online virtual attendance option (which runs alongside the in-person workshop)

    Dates: TBC
    More details to follow. Interested? Please contact us to register your interest contact@anzea.org.nz

 

More details of other opportunities to follow. If you would like to receive updates with regards to these events, please register your interest at info@anzea.org.nz

Event Calendar - ANZEA Professional Development Opportunities

Past Professional Development workshops and training - 2023

JULY

  • 26 July, 12:15-1:00pm (NZST)
    Kai & Korero (free online lunchtime session)
    An Introduction to the Universal Wellbeing Model and Universal Wellbeing Evaluation Tool for Evaluators
    Read more... 

  • Want to dive deeper into MEL?

    The Complete Guide to MEL (Measurement, Evaluation and Learning): Packed with case studies, practical tools and resources, this comprehensive course will give you the knowledge and skills to successfully create and implement your own MEL plan. 

    As an ANZEA member, you’reeligible for a 20% discount, just use the discount code ANZEA20 at checkout. 

    Not already a member? Want to become an ANZEA member? Find out more

    Start date: 28 July
    Read more...

AUGUST

  • ANZEA Online Workshop
    Commissioning and contracting to enhance service delivery: learnings from practice and theory for funders, service providers and evaluators.

    Presenter: Judy Oakden from Pragmatica


    Workshop consists of 2 half-day sessions in August
    Part 1: Thursday 3 August from 9:30am-12:30pm
    Part 2: Thursday 10 August from 9:30am-12:30pm


    In this session Judy offers funders, providers, and evaluators new ways of thinking about commissioning and contracting. She will share new learnings which support contracting out in ways that ensure service users can reach the services they are entitled to. She will share the enablers and barriers within the commissioning and contracting process that can help or hinder service delivery.

    See workshop flyer for more information

WORKSHOP FLYER (pdf)- Judy Oakden Aug 2023

Read more and Register...

  • External Training
    Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training
    Social Value Aotearoa

    Training course delivered by Dr. Sneha Lakhotia

    Mode: Face-to-Face
    Dates: 14th & 15th August ; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Venue: Powerplant, GRD AKL,12, Madden Street, Auckland

    You'll learn how to identify and measure outcomes and impacts, engage stakeholders, understand SROI and its fundamentals, how to create an SROI report and use this information to make informed decisions and optimise impact. 
    Read more...

FEBRUARY

  • ANZEA Online Workshop (15 & 22 February, 9am-12pm)
    Evaluation and Value for Money: An approach using rubrics and mixed methods
    Presenter: Julian King, Director of Julian King & Associates Ltd and a member of the Kinnect Group
    Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the seminar start time

    Please note, this is a 2 part workshop
    Part 1: Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 9am – 12 pm NZST AND
    Part 2: Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 9am – 12 pm NZST
    Cost: This is a paid event organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA). All prices are in NZD. Members: $295, Non-Members: $375

Workshop Flyer (PDF)   (pdf)- Julian King Feb 2023

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:

Value for money is never just about the money – it’s about good use of resources to create value.

Program evaluation can accommodate wider values and evidence, but all too rarely does it include costs. Without understanding costs, we can’t make informed resource allocation decisions. For example, two programs might be equally effective but could involve very different costs.

This workshop provides practical guidance, underpinned by a sound theoretical framework, for evaluating Value for Money (VfM). It focuses on unpacking a process of explicit evaluative reasoning (using rubrics) and the use of mixed methods (qualitative, quantitative, and economic).

Combining strengths of evaluation and economics, the ‘Value for Money’ approach builds on theory and practice that will already be familiar to many evaluators, though there are also evaluators and commissioners to whom these techniques may be new.

For further information please refer to the workshop flyer above or contact info@anzea.org.nz

WORKSHOP FLYERS

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Recent PD Opportunities

February 2023

Online Workshop (15 & 22 February, 9am-12pm)

Topic: Evaluation and Value for Money: An approach using rubrics and mixed methods

Presenter: Julian King, Director of Julian King & Associates Ltd and a member of the Kinnect Group

Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the seminar start time

Date and time: Please note, this is a 2 part workshop

Part 1: Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 9am – 12 pm NZST AND

Part 2: Wednesday, 22 February 2023, 9am – 12 pm NZST

Cost: This is a paid event organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA). All prices are in NZD. Members: $295, Non-Members: $375

If you would like to join ANZEA prior to registering for the event, please go to the Become a Member page on the ANZEA website.

Workshop Flyer (PDF)

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW:

Value for money is never just about the money – it’s about good use of resources to create value.

Program evaluation can accommodate wider values and evidence, but all too rarely does it include costs. Without understanding costs, we can’t make informed resource allocation decisions. For example, two programs might be equally effective but could involve very different costs.

This workshop provides practical guidance, underpinned by a sound theoretical framework, for evaluating Value for Money (VfM). It focuses on unpacking a process of explicit evaluative reasoning (using rubrics) and the use of mixed methods (qualitative, quantitative, and economic).

Combining strengths of evaluation and economics, the ‘Value for Money’ approach builds on theory and practice that will already be familiar to many evaluators, though there are also evaluators and commissioners to whom these techniques may be new.

For further information please refer to the workshop flyer above or contact info@anzea.org.nz

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10th & 11th April: Evaluation and Value for Money - an Online Workshop with Julian King

Published: 10th December 2023
 

Back by popular demand!

Online Workshop with Julian King, 10th & 11th April 2024

EVALUATION & VALUE FOR MONEY - Two half-day sessions, 9:30am-12:30pm NZST

Please note that registration is limite…
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9th & 16th May: Designing surveys that people will trust - an Online Workshop with Adrian Field

Published: 11th December 2023
Surveys are often a key element of evaluation practice, but are increasingly challenged by the multitudes of surveys simultaneously in the field, each fighting for the attention of their respondents. …
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13th & 20th March: Data Visualisation and Report Preparation - an Online workshop with Celestyna Galicki

Published: 11th December 2023
A two part workshop presented by Celestyna Galicki.

This workshop is offered as two 3-hour online sessions, to be held on consecutive weeks.

Session one: Report writing and information design for au…
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20th & 27th February: Evaluation Basics - An online workshop with Kara Scally-Irvine

Published: 11th December 2023
This workshop is aimed at those who are new to the profession, or for those who feel they need a refresher. It is suitable for those working in both government and not-for-profit, as well as anyone working in private con…
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9th April - Critical Thinking for Evaluators - Wellington workshop with Carl Davidson

Published: 12th December 2023
All-day workshop in Wellington.
Venue tbc

Cost:
ANZEA Members: $440 + GST
Non-Members: $595 + GST

This is a paid event organised by the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA). All price…