Assessing demand for DECI-1

The Utilization Focussed-Evaluation practitioners will work with a very busy and intense agenda to cover as many topics as possible in a very little time. The workshop is intended to build on participants experiences and previous knowledge, and the format is geared to enable active knowledge sharing and mentoring.

This workshop is built to be part of a on-ongoing dialogue and exchange among the evaluation facilitators, the workshop participants and perhaps new researchers who could benefit from participating. The agenda will be covered over the 2 days (December 8 -9, 2007),  and has been split into four sections:

DAY ONE
A. INTRODUCTION

  • Who is who and the workshop process
  • What is U-FE? The guiding philosophy
  • Research and Evaluation: what is similar and what is different?

Relaxed coffee / tea break

  • TASK 1: define or redefine your evaluation users and uses (by project)
  • TASK 2: define or redefine your evaluation questions (by project)

B. TEACHING SESSIONS

  • Presentation on GEM (45 min)
  • TASK 3: Buzz group* (pairs)

Lunch

  • Presentation on MSC (45 min)
  • TASK 4: Buzz group (pairs)

Break

  • Presentation on OM (45 min)
  • TASK 5: Buzz group (pairs)*
  • Process evaluation?

(*): Buzz groups look at i) aspects that look appealing, ii) aspects that are not clear, and iii) pressing questions in relation to practical applications specific to project examples

DAY TWO

C. LEARNING SESSIONS

  • Questions and answer session based on Buzz Group summaries (panel of evaluation facilitators.

Relaxed coffee / tea break

  • TASK 6: Project managers work with their IDRC project officers to develop / refine project evaluation plans. They book time with each evaluation facilitator for one-on-one advice.

Lunch

D. SHARING INNOVATIONS

  • TASK 7: Short presentations by each project team (we will need a common format)
  • Questions and answer session.

Break

FOLLOW-UP

  • TASK 8: Determine immediate next steps: reference materials, on-line exchange, mentoring, etc.

EVALUATION and WRAP-UP

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