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March 1, 2020

Quality Assessment Matrix

A collaborative program review through the lens of assessment: Quality Assessment Matrix Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. The Quality Assessment Matrix:...

February 1, 2020

Get a Strategic Plan in 5 steps

Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis to determine who are your stakeholders, what are their interests, how they interact with your organisation and consider their ability to provide feedback on your plan. Review your...

January 1, 2020

What is a Project?

A Project is usually a linear activity to occurs once with is a beginning, a middle and an end. A Project may have objectives or terms of reference that require specific deliverables....

December 1, 2019

Evaluation research

Evaluation research – Theory of Change model as a concept to document behavioural change When addressing social disadvantage there are many communities, families and participants who are unable to locate, access or...

July 26, 2019

A systemic & systematic review of your teaching

A systemic and systematic review of your teaching: Teacher Evidence Matrix Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. TheTeacher Evidence Matrix: an evaluation...

July 24, 2019

Have you ever had any trouble supervising staff?

Help is Here! I have used this framework to develop a team ethos on how we will work together as a team. Here is a fantastic article that I have read that...

July 22, 2019

A collaborative program review through the lens of curriculum

A collaborative program review through the lens of curriculum: Course Evidence Matrix Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. TheCourse evidence matrix: a...

July 16, 2019

Strategy, Tactical & Operational

Call out to all non-profit organisations! Are you very clear about your Strategy, Tactical and Operational activities? You may need some external help to foster open and transparent conversations. Here are my...

July 12, 2019

How to commission an evaluation

As the former Chief Evaluator for the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, I quickly developed extensive experience as the commissioner of 25 external evaluations and chair of the assessment panels. Here is...

July 10, 2019

Evaluation & Terminology

Evaluation and terminology – are we speaking the same language! When you start to think about evaluation and how to evaluate a program or service, it starts with a conversation. As an...

July 10, 2019

Evaluation of Place-Based Initiatives

In evaluation, attribution and contribution analysis each have their place. Attribution analysis offers rigour to impact evaluation where there is a funder (or a consortium of funders) who implement (or contract out)...

May 21, 2019

The Power of Evaluation Research

Evaluation research is applied research (solving practical problems) which offers different outcomes to pure research (proving scientific theories). Evaluation research is especially important at times of renewed funding or investment to answer...

May 21, 2019

Evaluation as a research method for social change – why do it?

When the United Nations nominated 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation there were celebrations held around the world among evaluators who may be considered a specialist group who are focused on...

April 3, 2019

The Evaluators’ Writing Retreat

This three (3) day retreat is for evaluators who would like to build their publication profile. You will have the opportunity to explore different forms of writing, develop a concept into an...

April 3, 2019

Design an evaluation for an outcomes-based policy

This workshop is for leaders who are interested in understanding the impact of their policy. You will have the opportunity to analyse and review the purpose and performance of your policy using...

April 3, 2019

Creating cohesive, high-performing teams

This workshop is for people who are responsible for developing high-performing teams that contribute to organisational growth. You will have the opportunity to analyse and review the purpose and performance of your...

April 3, 2019

How to develop performance frameworks and standard business reports

This workshop is for managers and executive staff who are interested in harnessing their corporate data to inform decision-making. There are many insights available to the executive and boards when corporate data...

April 3, 2019

Managing Up

How to prepare your executive management for change This workshop is for people who are in a position of providing advice to their Board and executive management team. Of our 101 strategic...

April 3, 2019

Co-designing policies with your stakeholders

Co-designing with your stakeholders is challenging. This workshop is for leaders who are keen to understand a range of approaches to engage in co-design. Key strategies to support leaders to engage with...

April 3, 2019

Developing Emerging Leaders

Developing emerging leaders’ capability through strategy and planning Successful leaders are able to influence themselves and positively influence others. This workshop is for emerging leaders who want to build their leadership capability....

April 3, 2019

Design, Research and Evaluate client-centric social programs

This workshop is about designing social programs centred on your client’s needs and feedback. You will be introduced to models and tools that help you create a design, research and evaluation environment...

April 3, 2019

Communication that Counts

Questioning and feedback to help achieve results This workshop is about asking good questions and engaging in constructive, strengths-based feedback. You will be introduced to models and tools that help you create...

Quality Assessment Matrix

A collaborative program review through the lens of assessment: Quality Assessment Matrix Based on the Quality Achievement Matrix (2000), I have adapted the original design for higher education. The Quality Assessment Matrix: A...

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Get a Strategic Plan in 5 steps

Conduct a Stakeholder Analysis to determine who are your stakeholders, what are their interests, how they interact with your organisation and consider their ability to provide feedback on your plan. Review...

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Project

What is a Project?

A Project is usually a linear activity to occurs once with is a beginning, a middle and an end. A Project may have objectives or terms of reference that require specific deliverables....

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Evaluation research

Evaluation research – Theory of Change model as a concept to document behavioural change When addressing social disadvantage there are many communities, families and participants who are unable to locate, access or participate...

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