Conference Program

Complexity and Evaluation - finding our way together

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Wednesday 10 Apr, 2019
8:00AM
Registration

Arrival tea & coffee available

9:00AM
Plenary:Welcome to Country

Welcome to Country

9:15AM
Plenary - Welcome to the conference and building the conference community

Speakers:Kerry Graham, Dr Jessica Dart, Kate McKegg, Nan Wehipeihana

9:30AM
Plenary Panel: Systems change and the role of evaluation

• What is systems change and why is it needed?
• Why is it different to the traditional ways of doing social change?
• What is the role of evaluation?

Convenor: Kerry Graham

More speakers to come!

Panellist:Mark Cabaj, Zazie Tolmer

10:30AM
Morning Tea
10:50AM
Plenary case study:Systems change from an Indigenous perspective

A discussion between an Indigenous systems change leader and their evaluator

Convenor: Nan Wehipeihana

Facilitators::Nan Wehipeihana

11:40AM
Plenary case study: co-evaluation

• Participatory evaluation 2.0 – the best of the old meshed with the new world of design.
• Evaluating all of our roles from different perspectives

More speakers to come!

Presenters:Dr Jessica Dart

12:30PM
Lunch
1:15PM
Breakout Sessions
Foundations

An interactive and immersive 2 hour session that has four learning stations:
1. complexity 101 and systems change (Kerry Graham)
2. developmental evaluation (Kate McKegg)
3. evaluating systems change (Jess Dart)
4. participatory evaluation (Zazie Tolmer)

Presenters:Mark Cabaj, Dr Jessica Dart

Practice 1

Principles Focused evaluation

Presenter:Mark Cabaj

Practice 2

Indigenous evaluation approaches

Presenter:Nan Wehipeihana

3:15PM
Afternoon Tea
3:35PM
A learning buffet


Snapshot presentations on learning options for Day 2.
• Principle based evaluation
• Developmental evaluation
• Contribution analysis package
• A simple framework for ‘judging’ success in social change
• Developing high quality lessons learned
• Evaluating labs, including from probe to pilot continuum
• Strategic learning: intelligent failure learning loop
• National Place Based Evaluation Framework
• Theory of change for systems change efforts
• Participatory evaluation parties
• Decolonising evaluation practice & being an ally
• Unlocking creativity for systems change evaluation
• Critical heuristics
• Managing evaluation in complexity

4:35PM
Submit Learning Priorities Form


• Participants submit Learning Priorities from Day 2
• All speakers available for Q&A

Panellists:Kerry Graham

4:50PM
Close for Day 1
5:15PM to 7:30PM
Conference cocktail event
Thursday 11 Apr, 2019
8:15AM
Arrival Tea and Coffee
9:00AM
Plenary - Welcome, reflection and framing Day 2

Speakers:Kerry Graham, Dr Jessica Dart, Kate McKegg, Nan Wehipeihana

9:15AM
Plenary Panel: The tyranny of metrics

Panellist:Mark Cabaj, Dr Jessica Dart, Kate McKegg

10:15AM
Morning Tea
10:45AM
Breakout Sessions
From participant learning priorities
From participant learning priorities
From participant learning priorities
11:45AM
Breakout Sessions
From participant learning priorities
From participant learning priorities
From participant learning priorities
12:45PM
Lunch
1:30PM
Breakout Sessions

Case consultation –theatres
Three participants will bring their ‘case’ of evaluating systems change and seek ‘live’ advice from conference speakers and participants through a structured case clinic process.

Kerry Graham, Jen Riley, Liz Skelton

2:30PM
Group reflections from case consultation

Facilitator:Kerry Graham

3:00PM
Plenary Panel: Technology and data: can it deepen community agency, collaboration and change?

More speakers to come!

Jen Riley

3:50PM to 4:00PM
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