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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 definitions that help me unpack and understand these concepts. A knowledge broker is able to bring together disparate stakeholders and facilitate a conversation that leads to a knowledge exchange and the creation of new knowledge. Alongside excellent facilitation skills, a knowledge broker needs to have a keen understanding of the difference between Strategy, Tactical and Operational. Strategy sits at the heart of an organisation and for a non-profit organisation in Australia it is documented within its objects, vision and mission statements. This is the domain of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Tactical is the services...

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 a series of questions that will help you to clarify the purpose of commissioning an external evaluation? 1. What is the program (or suite of programs) under review? Are the program purpose, objectives and available datasets known and documented Is all program documentation (including previous evaluations) available? 2. Is the program ongoing or terminating? If the program is ongoing what are the funding and reporting timeframes that will guide the timeframe for the evaluation? If the program is terminating this means decisions have already been made and I would ask the question “what benefit will...

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 experienced evaluator and author, I am well aware that the language and terminology we use can be confusing. When I first started at Queensland University of Technology we were having a data conversation and I was able to count four different meanings for attrition. For example, from the Australian government’s perspective attrition in higher education is calculated after the census data (the point in which the student enrols and pays for the unit of study). For the students enrolled at a university last year at census date, compare this list to those enrolled at census...

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 impact evaluation and design. Of our 101 tools you will be introduced to the following 10 tools: Tool # 63 The four-quadrant quality model Tool # 21 Strategy as policy Tool # 42 Bringing context from background to foreground Tool # 95 Data collection methods Tool #69 World cafe Tool # 28 Typology of qualitative tools Tool # 50 Theory of change Tool # 48 Program logic framework Tool # 34 Different approaches to evaluation Tool # 83 External evaluation design (to include costing and timeline) Through the use of practice scenarios, instructions and tools, you will be able to identify and address concerns...

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