About the Conference
Complexity and Evaluation: Approaches to evaluating systems change
The last 5 years has seen the rise of collaborative and innovative responses to the complex challenges Australian people and places are grappling with. For these responses to address complexity and achieve large-scale impact, they must be driving change at the system level. Programmatic change is necessary but not sufficient.
This Conference will unpack systems change– demystify it and make it tangible – and help you work out your approach to evaluating it. The Conference will provide practitioners, policy makers and evaluators with:
- A real-world understanding of what systems change is
- Useable approaches to ‘frame’ systems change as a first step to evaluating it
- Helpful frameworks to understand where you are along the path to system change and what you need to make progress
- Practical tools you can use tomorrow with collaborators or in your evaluation work
- Real-time support in their systems change work.
You should register for this conference if you are:
- Leading or involved in change processes that seek to address complex, entrenched problems, including place-based reform and social innovation labs
- Commissioning evaluations, evaluating or playing a data/sense-making role in change processes that are:
- Addressing complex challenges
- Seeking to achieve population level improvements in a place
- Implementing interventions for system change.
- Are writing policy or other approaches for addressing complex challenge
The conference has been designed to maximize participant learning from speakers and each other. Participants are invited to:
- Co-create with Mark Cabaj and Kate McKegg a principle-based approach to evaluating systems change
- Bring the evaluative challenge or opportunity you are grappling with for a consultation session on Day 2 (Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org)