Craft your evaluation questions

MEL Module 5

CREATED BY:
Dr. Jess Dart, CEO, Clear Horizon,  Carina Calzoni, General Manager, Clear Horizon.
In this course we will learn how to craft a set of tailored evaluation questions that will guide the ‘E of MEL.
Having a tailored and clear conceptual framework for the evaluation component is an essential aspect of Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) planning. Here we will learn how to craft a tailored set of evaluation questions for your project, program or initiative.

Course information

  • Mode: online
  • Pre-requisites: MEL Module 4
  • Cost: $330 AUD
  • Start date: 23 April 2021
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Intensity: 3 hours per week

What our learners say

"The (MEL) training has transformed our approach to program evaluation for improved accountability and transparency. Highly engaging, excellent quality content delivered by lively, enormously capable professionals."

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"Thank you so much, I loved the training. I feel so much more confident and able to do my job. This is the best training I have ever done. I wish I'd done it years ago!"

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Course overview

This short course focuses more deeply on evaluation planningWe’ll be sharing a well-tested and practical approach to developing a strong set of evaluation questions to complement your measurement framework.
We’ll walk you through the process of developing key evaluation questions, as well as giving you an opportunity to build a series of questions for your own project or a case study we provide. We’ll also help you to join the dots of how measurement fits together with evaluation. This module can be taken as couple with Scope and frame your MEL work (Module 4) or as part of the full Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) online modularised suite of courses.

learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Know the benefits of a strong set of key evaluation questions for evaluation,
    learning and reporting
  • Be able to select the right evaluative criteria to underpin your question
    framework
  • Be able to break down your key questions to guide data collection
  • Create a set of key evaluation questions for a case study
  • Be equipped to develop a set of key evaluation questions for your MEL plan

Course inclusions

  • Approximately 3 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule
  • Great mix of content including text, images, videos and interactivities
  • Access to in-course discussions with peers and online mentors
  • Group virtual session with a mentor
  • Indefinite access to the course content post formal course conclusion

Want to know if this course is right for you? You can contact our Academy team on info@clearhorizonacademy.com or (+61) 3 9425 7777 to find out more. Or, check out our FAQs page.

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MEL LEARNING MODULES

Introduction to MEL
Begin your MEL journey by learning about foundational concepts and terminology.

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Start date: 12 February 2021
Duration: 1 week

Module 1

Creating the "M" in MEL
Join our global network of learners to deep dive into Theory of Change and Measurement. 

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Start date: 19 February 2021
Duration: 5 weeks

Module 2

Putting the "E" in MEL
In this module, learn how to evaluate and make judgements about your program.

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Start date: 16 April 2021
Duration: 6 weeks

Module 3

Applying the "L" in MEL
Find out how to use your MEL insights for Learning, Communicating and Adapting.

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Start date: 11 June 2021
Duration: 3 week

Module 4

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at practitioners, social innovators and funders who want to understand how to build a truly effective MEL system for their project, program or organisation. While we begin with introductory concepts, we also cover intermediate to advanced theory and tackle complexity and the latest developments in the field.
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MEASUREMENT & EVALUATION LEARNERS

New practitioners looking for an introductory level overview on Measurement, Evaluation & Learning.

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SOCIAL CHANGE MAKERS

Social impact innovators, and collective impact and collaboration leads wanting to educate others about key concept, terminology, and key element levels

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FUNDERS

Social impact and services Funding Managers (for Government and Philanthropic grants and trusts) wishing to understand the basics of how funded programs are assessed.

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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.

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