Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches – Online Course – November, 2019

Systems change and place-based approaches are sweeping across Australia. Due to their long-term nature and the multiple stakeholders involved, they can be challenging to evaluate. This online course includes knowledge, principles, methods and tools to equip you to evaluate systems change and place-based approaches. By the end of the course, you will:
  • Understand the nature of systems change and place-based approaches
  • Identify key practice principles for evaluating systems change and place-based approaches
  • Develop a phase theory of change
  • Select key evaluation questions
  • Identify appropriate methods/tools to use
The Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches online course includes:
  • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
  • Course specific videos for all major topics
  • Real world assignments to expand your learning and practical application
  • Access to in-course discussions with peers and mentors
  • Group virtual sessions with a mentor
  • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
  • Two months access to the course post completion
Clear Horizon · September 23, 2019
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Course Includes

  • 7 Lessons
  • 95 Topics
  • 3 Quizzes


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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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