We conduct research and evaluation workshops and training seminars tailored to a particular audience and/or skill level. We offer both foundational and advanced training, including evaluation design, logic modelling, developing theories of change, commissioning and managing evaluations. Courses can be tailored to include specific organisational programs and content, where participants workshop actual examples of an agency’s portfolio. We also build evaluation capacity through:
Inclusiveness: when designing evaluations we seek involvement of program and organisational staff to play a key role with the data collection and/or other evaluation activities where appropriate. This increases ownership of the process and can better support program staff in making program improvements after the evaluation is completed.
Meaningful participation: we encourage participation of program staff throughout the evaluation process to promote richer conversations, to yield actionable and useful recommendations, which ultimately contributes to increased organisational effectiveness and impact.
Our approach is to work with stakeholders, affiliates and subject matter experts to deliver practical, evidence-based evaluations with recommendation where appropriate. Our expertise includes:
Our aim is to assist organisations recognise areas where performance management is required and where change is needed. We do this through:
A core capability is working with organisations to develop performance measures that are meaningful and measurable, which are:
We offer a range of training and facilitation packages designed and delivered to meet the needs of participants, including:
Frances has a proven track record of achievement in review and evaluation, business planning and functional management. With over twenty-five years of corporate experience in the public and private sectors her skills include: