From 10 September to 19 November 2018
- Understand the role of data in supporting collaborative initiatives and helping to develop an adaptive, evaluative mindset that supports collaborative activity and change over the life cycle of a collective or place based initiative
- Be alert to rabbit holes to avoid and ways of leveraging data for learning
- Identifying approaches, tools and techniques to help you capture, share and learn from progress.
This will not be a traditional webinar ‘lecture and Q&A’ series about shared measurement but rather a peer learning forum where participants will bring and share their experience and learning. It will be hosted by CFI Associate Regina Hill, one of Australia’s leading evaluators with extensive experience in designing and implementing learning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks in complex collaborative environments.
The intention of this online ‘peer learning’ series is to develop a community of practice that draws on the experience and ideas of practitioners and practice experts working with data to support collaborative change.
Participants will be asked to identify areas that they would like to explore in advance of the webinar series. Eight facilitated conversations will then be held exploring the most popular themes identified for investigation. Resources and tools will be collated and shared in response to the issues that are discussed and participants will be encouraged to connect and engage with one another around areas of shared challenge and interest.
Session dates are as follows;
- Online peer-learning session #1: 10 Sept, 12-1:30pm
- Online peer-learning session #2: 17 Sept, 12-1:30pm
- [3 week break]
- Online peer-learning session #3: 15 Oct, 12-1:30pm
- Online peer-learning session #4: 22 Oct, 12-1:30pm
- Online peer-learning session #5: 29 Oct, 1 – 2::30pm
- Online peer-learning session #6: 5 Nov, 12-1:30pm
- Online peer-learning session #7: 12 Nov, 12-1:30pm
- Online peer-learning session #8: 19 Nov, 12-1:30pm
Times are AEST
The course is designed for people who are involved in supporting collaborative initiatives as backbone coordinators, learning facilitators and data managers.
To get the most out of the program and contribute to the peer learning process you will need to:
- be working in an established collaboration that has an existing or emerging agenda (so you know what you are working on to drive change) and
- at least be starting to collect baseline data or be further beyond that from a data collection perspective.
You might be caught in a shared measurement rabbit hole and wondering what to do next, or you might be on track and thinking about how to evolve your learning and accountability system.
At the conclusion of this program we want you to:
- be able to self-assess where your shared learning and accountability system is up to and what you need to work on to move forward
- be able to develop a strategy to take the next step forward
- understand the split between population and activity level learning and accountability frameworks
- understand how those levels fit together
- have access to a suite of tools you can use to help build and / or evolve your learning and accountability system
- be aware of the sorts of technology options that are available to share data and know when the right time is to tap into them
- have built peer learning partnerships and networks that you can continue to tap into long after the course is finished.
Course participant, 2017
- 8 x peer learning session where participants determine the topics explored and shape the learning experience
- Membership to a closed Basecamp community to connect with other participants during the online course to share insights, case studies, resources and tools.
Regina Hill, Collaboration for Impact Associate
Regina has worked as a consultant for over fifteen years having been employed as a commercial consultant with a leading global consulting firm, AT Kearney, for four (4) years before setting up her own consulting practice in 2004 and co-founding Effective Philanthropy in 2006.
Regina works exclusively in the philanthropic, not for profit and government sectors. She specialises in providing support at a board and executive management level in relation to organisational strategy, operational and financial planning and sustainability, organisational structure, process (re)design, capability development and policy and program design, implementation and evaluation.
Regina has extensive experience in both process and outcome based evaluation. She has strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills and has experience applying a broad range of evaluation techniques including developmental evaluation approaches as well as a range of social return on investment assessment methods. She has a special interest in working with place-based and collaborative initiatives to support their activity through the development and implementation of learning and evaluation systems and is recognised as a leading developmental evaluation practitioner in Australia.