Community Development Evaluation Framework and Toolkit launch event

The LG Professionals WA Community Development Network (CDN) proudly invites you to attend the complimentary launch event of the Community Development Evaluation Framework and Toolkit,

We are incredibly excited to present these resources that support the implementation of effective evaluation practices in the local government context.

The evaluation framework is a tailored response to the needs of Community Development Officers (CDOs) - a guide to evaluation basics that can be effectively used within a range of settings This resource is a step towards creating a more systemic approach to evaluation across the state-wide network of CDOs, enabling CDOs and Managers to develop a shared language and understanding about what is possible when evaluating their work.

The resource consists of two parts - an evaluation framework providing:

  • An overview of key things to consider when planning and managing an evaluation
  • A foundational approach to undertaking evaluations for community development purposes in local government settings
  • A discussion of main approaches to evaluation and methods that might be most suitable to a real-world local government context.
And, an evaluation toolkit providing:
  • Guidance on implementing the evaluation cycle and using different evaluation tools
  • Templates and resources

Event Speakers:

Professor Paul Flatau, Director, Centre for Social Impact UWA
Professor Paul Flatau is the Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School.
Paul holds a PhD in Economics from Murdoch University. He commenced at the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School in December 2010 and was formerly the Director of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute WA Research Centre. Much of Paul's work in recent years has involved close contact with the not-for-profit sector, social enterprises, with government partners and with industry and philanthropists.
Paul has made significant contributions to the analysis of social and economic outcomes and social impact and the effectiveness of programs and interventions in Indigenous housing, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, housing and the assessment of social innovations.

Lisette Kaleveld, Researcher, Centre for Social Impact UWA
Lisette is a social researcher who has worked on research and evaluation projects conducted in academic contexts as well as for the not-for-profit sector, as a public servant and as an independent consultant.
Lisetts's evaluation experience spans the arts sector, education, health and mental health and includes locally-based project evaluations as well as broader evaluations that contribute to data linkage projects, Closing the Gap and National Partnership initiatives.
Lisette has also worked as a journalist and magazine deputy editor, and is convener for the Australian Evaluation Society (WA Branch).



Tuesday 23 February 2021


2.00 pm - 4.30pm


City of Canning
1317 Albany Highway

Or via Live-Streaming


This is a Free-to-attend event, however registration is compulsory and should be completed using the register now button below.

Who should attend?

All local government officers are welcome to join us for this event, but it is most relevant to officers working in community development and those who have community development responsibilities as part of their role.

Due to current restrictions, in-person attendance is limited. Once the limit has been reached you may be placed on a waitlist or select the live streaming option.

Delegates attending in-person will receive a hard copy of the framework. Online delegates will have access to a PDF version on the day of the event via our website.

Register Now

Registrations close

Thursday 16 February 2021

This complimentary event is supported by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, LG Professionals WA, Centre for Social Impact (UWA), City of Swan, City of Joondalup, City of Mandurah, City of Stirling, City of Canning and City of Wanneroo and Town of Victoria Park
  Download the event program PDF