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
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).