This online workshop will reflect upon the opportunities and challenges many of us have faced while undertaking impact evaluations before, during and after Covid-19.
Whilst this event may appeal principally to those working for community-based voluntary organisations, it’s potentially beneficial for anyone who has an interest in evaluating community or people focussed services, including those working in the public sector.
In the first part of the workshop Dr Francesca Calo, Lecturer in Management in the Faculty of Business and Law, and Hugh McLean, Director of Lorn Healthy Options, will discuss their experiences of evaluating and being evaluated.
Hugh was a senior manager in an international speciality chemical company. More relevant to this event he has 30 years experience as a voluntary community activist in Oban (west Scotland) leading 2 significant successful developments and carried out research, for Carnegie UK Trust into what makes community organisations successful.
They will share their perspectives of evaluation derived from different knowledge and experience backgrounds; an academic and a voluntary sector practitioner working collaboratively. They will recount what was achieved, and what they might do differently now.
In breakout rooms we discuss the challenges of evaluation in the contrasting areas the attendees work in. The objective being that each participant can identify potential solutions to apply to the challenges they face in the evaluation practices they are working in.