You can still register for the pre-conference workshop ‘Monitoring and Evaluation to Manage for Impact’ at the 11th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference in Dublin on Monday September 29th.
This one-day workshop by Cecile Kusters will be an interactive session that focuses on core elements of the ‘managing for impact’ (M4I) approach, and on how the use and influence of monitoring and evaluation can be optimised. The workshop is directed towards people with management or M&E responsibilities, e.g. directors, M&E officers, evaluators, policy makers.
The Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, has been working with the M4I approach since 2002. Participants in the workshop will learn more about the building blocks of this integrated approach and how this might relate to their own situation. The building blocks are: Strategic guidance; effective operations; M&E; an orientation to people, learning and context; capacities and conditions and a focus on impact. Furthermore, the concepts of use and influence of M&E, as discussed by Henry and Mark (2003), on attitudes and actions at the individual, interpersonal and collective level will be further developed throughout the session.
European Evaluation Society
The European Evaluation Society (EES) aims to stimulate and promote theory, practice, and utilization of high quality evaluation especially, but not exclusively, within Europe. The organisation brings together academics and practitioners from all over Europe and from different professional sectors. In this way a forum is created where all participants can benefit from the co-operation and bridge building opportunities of the EES. The main vehicle for this knowledge exchange is the biennial conference. In addition, EES works to provide a platform to interact, discuss and network amongst evaluation professionals, e.g. through web-based tools and forums, and ad-hoc events.