Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change

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22 May, 2019

Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change (Ottawa, ON | May 22-23)

Sala San Marco Conference and Event Centre
215 Preston Street

Join the Tamarack Institute for an innovative evaluation workshop where we dive into one of the most critical challenges for today’s social innovators and evaluators – designing evaluations for systems change.

Community change initiatives across the country are working to tackle a diversity of issues such as early childhood development, health care, education, poverty and homelessness, immigration, and workforce development, but evaluating the progress and impacts of these initiatives is an ever-present challenge.

Register for Evaluation + Design

In the last six years, the Tamarack Institute team has run 10 iterations of the Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes workshop, a three-day session to introduce social innovators, evaluators and funders of community change initiatives to the latest and most practical evaluation ideas and practices.

Building on the series, the Evaluation + Design: Evaluating Systems Change workshop aims to go deeper on one of the most critical – and difficult to assess – challenges of making sustained progress on complex issues: evaluating the changes in the systems underlying complex challenges. As Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum on Youth Investment and past presenter with the Tamarack Institute noted:

"Programmatic interventions help people beat the odds; systemic interventions help change the odds for people." 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is for you if:

  • You manage programs that need to be evaluated
  • You are part of a collaborative that is trying to understand how to evaluate
  • You are a community development professional who wants to make the connection between learning and systems change
  • You are in a Collective Impact network and wanting to understand shared measurement
  • Evaluation is part of your job description 
  • You are a social innovator
Tamarack Institute
Ottawa  Ontario
Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches
Planning and Evaluation