On site evaluation training and support

This service provides assistance in:

  • - Defining outcome measures / selecting data collection tools
  • - Developing an evaluation plan, including:
    • Ethics
    • Time line
    • Staff responsibilities
    • Methodology
    • Qualitative data collection
  • - Reporting evaluation findings (including creating charts and tables)
  • - Using findings for program improvement

In addition, it includes the following:

  • - Advice in selecting outcome measures (including a range of possible standardised measures)
  • - 2 x half day sessions with staff to complete the plan and final report
  • - Evaluation plan template
  • - Evaluation report template
  • - PowerPoint presentation template
  • - Reviews of evaluation plan and final report
  • - 5 x support calls

Cost: $4000 (excl GST, plus travel)

For more details please call Dr. Anni Gethin on (02) 4758 7151


Evaluation for Non Government Agencies: A two day workshop

Day 1 –Designing an evaluation: planning and data collection

Module 1: Developing the evaluation plan

All the practical steps to develop an evaluation plan, including organising resources, choosing data collection methods and timing. Participants will develop a plan they can use to evaluate a current or future program.

Module 2: Using client and survey data

Most agencies collect data on client outcomes, either through standardised measures (e.g. DASS, K10), or through their own surveys. This module shows how the data agencies are already collecting can be used in an evaluation to provide evidence for program effectiveness and identify areas where programs can be improved or changed.

Day 2 – Using an evaluation: reports and grant applications

Module 3: Reporting

Reporting lets stakeholders and other professionals know about your program, and what outcomes your agency has achieved. Findings can also be used to improve your program and identify possible changes or the need for new programs. This module outlines the steps in producing interesting and useful evaluation reports and presentations, and using your evaluation for quality improvement.

Module 4: Grant applications

Grant applications require evidence that a program is effective, and/or that there is a demonstrated need for more funding. An evaluation should provide a good evidence base for proposed new funding. This module covers using your evaluation findings and program data to best effect in grant applications.

The workshop for AOD agencies is straightforward, practical and engaging, and uses a range of actual program examples. Participants will develop a clear evaluation plan, and learn ways of easily collecting data and reporting program outcomes – and avoiding common evaluation disasters.

For more details please call Dr. Anni Gethin on (02) 4758 7151