Build your practical skills with the evaluation experts.

Join the Clear Horizon Academy.

The Clear Horizon Academy is Clear Horizon’s flagship learning initiative, designed to bring the skills and expertise of award-winning evaluators who specialise in innovation to a worldwide audience. Our course designers and facilitators offer first-hand experience to help you skill up and deliver positive, lasting impact.

From beginner to advanced, you’ll gain the skills and the confidence to design and evaluate social impact initiatives to make a difference to social and environmental outcomes. Here’s how:

We take you out of the classroom and into the real world.

As soon as you have the basics covered, we’ll move beyond the theory and straight into the real world, where it counts. All our courses will teach you how to apply cutting-edge design and evaluation principles to your work.

And as innovative leaders, we’ll freely share our own evaluation techniques and tricks of the trade that you won’t find in the textbooks.

Online learning: real-life learning brought to directly to you.

Our new learning platform offers a flexible study mode to fit your lifestyle. Access media-rich learning with videos, real-life case studies and downloadable tools and resources.

You’ll also get the chance to share and seek feedback on your experiences with a community of learning peers, and interact real-time with experts who’ll provide practical advice and mentoring.

Face to face training: meet Australia’s leading evaluation specialists

Held in various Australian capital cities throughout the year, our face to face courses are where you can meet leaders in the field and build your professional network.

If you have a larger team of people or you'd like us to tailor our content to match your specific industry and focus area, then we also offer customised in-house training. Our passionate trainers will ensure you have all the tools you need to continue to deliver world class projects and programs.

Our experts

Our trainers have extensive experience designing and delivering courses with strong and relevant learning outcomes. We’re evaluation and design practitioners first, so bring real-world examples and stories from the field into the classroom.

And as a strong team of evaluation and social change experts, you can be confident our trainers and mentors will have extensive and cutting-edge experience across a range of sectors.

Our values: agility, flexibility, authenticity, creativity

Our core values drive everything we do. That’s why the Clear Horizon Academy is learner-focused, and why we strive to make our courses enjoyable, accessible and relevant.

We recognise that learning takes many forms, so our learning opportunities have been designed with the learner at the centre, embedding different levels of knowledge and experience. Our content and resources reflect our understanding of the evaluation needs across the different sectors and the learners we serve.


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Dr Jess Dart

CEO & Founder

Inventor of practical methodologies and highly demanded facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to become clear about their desired outcomes and how to get there.

Recipient of the 2018 AES Award for outstanding contribution to evaluation, Jess has over 25 years experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives and strategies in Australia and overseas.

In October 2005, Jess founded Clear Horizon Consulting and is now CEO. She is also a board member of the Australasian Evaluation society.

Jess is passionate about developing and designing real world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. She particularly works with systems change interventions, large scale strategy and social innovation. After completing her PhD she co-authored the Most Significant Change (MSC) guide alongside Dr Rick Davies, which is now translated into 12 different languages.

MSC is well suited to evaluation in the complex emergent context. The latest innovation by Jess, Collaborative Outcomes Reporting (COR), is a collaborative form of impact evaluation.

Jess is also an active mum and has two teenage boys. In a quiet moment, she loves reading far-future science fiction and enjoys long distance running.