GENERATE // EVALUATION
Effective evaluation models for community engaged practice
Can we measure and evaluate social change? What ways can we better engage communities in evaluation methodologies and outputs? What are the best models for your practice, project or organisation?
Join Timoci O’Connor (Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne) and John Smithies (Cultural Development Network) to explore the practical ways to make evaluation more meaningful and effective for your organisation.
This focused session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about your evaluation needs.
GENERATE is FCAC’s professional development series in contemporary community engaged practice. Be informed about best practice in the industry, and develop your leadership skills for social change.
WHEN: Friday 16 November, 9:30am – 1:30pm
COST: SHORT BURST*
4 hour workshop (morning or afternoon tea included)
SHORT BURST (Single) $240
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $600
SHORT BURST (Single) $80
SHORT BURST TRIO (3 workshops) $180
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Timoci O’Connor is a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the Centre for Program Evaluation at the University of Melbourne. His background in public health, community development and evaluation has led to over ten years of experience in conducting research, evaluation and implementing social programs in community, public health and international development sectors. He has broad experience in conducting evaluations and in designing and implementing programs involving diverse populations of different ages, ethnicities, cultural and religious backgrounds and has worked in various settings from community, private, government, NGOs, academic institutions, and philanthropic organisations. Timoci has worked in international research and evaluation projects in the Pacific region, New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia involving client organisations like the World Health Organisation, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (New Zealand). In Australia, he has worked on evaluation projects involving client organisations like Victorian Department of Health, Victorian Department of Education and Training, Western Australia Department of Education, Mooney Valley City Council, Education Services Australia, and Schools Connect. He currently teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is doing his PhD in Education exploring the role of information communication technology on the use and feedback of evaluation information. Timoci is Fijian/Ikiribati.
John Smithies is an arts manager with a background of arts programming, specifically in cinema, new media arts, and screen education, and experience in policy development. He studied at the Tasmanian School of Art, the South Australian School of Art, Monash University and the Academy of Fine Art Karlsruhe, Germany. From 1992, John was Director of the State Film Centre of Victoria, leading it through its development to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). He was responsible for opening the new public facilities at Federation Square in Melbourne in October 2002. Since joining CDN, he has worked with the Board and a highly skilled team to support stronger planning within the cultural development activities of local government.
1- Spectres of Evaluation, 2014. Image by Daniela Rodriguez