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Wednesday, September 19 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
What we wish we'd known: The experiences of new and emerging evaluators

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Rebecca Denniss (First Person Consulting), Matthew Healey (First Person Consulting), Liz Smith (Litmus / AES), Amy Gullickson (University of Melbourne, Centre for Program Evaluation), Nerida Buckley (Sustainability Victoria), Sally Hartmanis (Deloitte Access Economics)

The beauty of evaluation as a discipline and a professional practice is that it involves diverse skills, capabilities, mindsets and approaches that can be applied across diverse contexts, cultures, landscapes and sectors. While this presents opportunities, it can also be overwhelming.

New and emerging evaluators often get told what they need and what they should be doing - so, instead, we're asking them for their perspective. For this panel session, we have brought together a collection of movers and shakers with a range of experiences, including: - a young up-start who started up his own evaluation firm - new and emerging evaluators from the government and non-government sectors - an evaluation educator who challenges and inspires evaluators across all stages of their careers - an experienced evaluator and senior AES member who describes herself as a 'disrupter'.

If you are a new or emerging evaluator, this is your chance to ask questions, seek mentoring and advice, share experiences and, most importantly, tell us what you need to transform your career.
If you're an experienced evaluator, it's your chance to meet some of the region's brightest new evaluators—and talk to them about all the things you wish you'd known in the early stages of your career!

Facilitated by new and emerging evaluators for new and emerging evaluators, this panel session will involve discussion about: - capabilities, mindsets, approaches and skills - learning from failures and f**k ups - mentoring and support - professional pathways

After hearing a bit about the stories of each of the panellists, the majority of this session will be dedicated to questions and answers, and facilitated audience discussion.

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Delyth Lloyd

Manager, Centre for Evaluation and Research, Dept. Health and Human Services Victoria
Capacity building, professionalisation, cultural competence, participation, facilitation, and technology.

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Nerida Buckley

Strategy & Planning Business Partner, Sustainability Victoria
Nerida is an emerging evaluator with experience in the sustainability and natural resource management sectors. Nerida enjoys working in complex environments and across disciplines to deliver new insights and inform stakeholder-driven program and policy design. Having previously worked... Read More →
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Rebecca Denniss

Consultant, First Person Consulting
As an emerging evaluator and Consultant at First Person Consulting, Rebecca evaluates a range of programs and policies in the natural resource management, climate change, sustainability and social sectors.She brings experience in social and environmental policy and research to her... Read More →
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Amy Gullickson

Associate Professor, Director, Centre for Program Evaluation, The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Amy Gullickson is the Director of the University of Melbourne Centre for Program Evaluation, which has been delivering evaluation and research services, thought leadership, and qualifications for more than 30 years. She is also a co-founder and current chair of... Read More →
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Sally Hartmanis

Senior Analyst, Health Economics & Social Policy, Deloitte Access Economics
Sally is a Senior Analyst in the Health Economics & Social Policy team at Deloitte Access Economics. She is concurrently completing a Master of Public Health, specialising in Health Economics, at Monash University part-time and also holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine, Genetics major... Read More →
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Matt Healey

Senior Consultant, First Person Consulting
I've been working as an evaluation consultant since early 2014. In that time I've led or contributed to over 100 projects spanning sustainability, climate change, public health, health promotion, emergency management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, innovation... Read More →
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Liz Smith

Partner, Litmus
I am a co-founder of Litmus a specialist private sector evaluation company based in Wellington New Zealand and active across Australasia. My evaluation journey started more than 20 years ago as a nurse in the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford when assessing the effects of a new nursing... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm AEST
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