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Wednesday, September 19 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Opening plenary: Welcome to Country; Michael Quinn Patton "Getting Real about Transformational Change: The Blue Marble Evaluation Perspective"

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Welcome to Country: Aunty Nola Hooper
Opening address: Dr Lyn Alderman, AES President

Michael Quinn Patton (Independent Evaluation Consultant, Minnesota, USA)

Michael will be appearing by video link, with Kate McKegg facilitating.

Last year Andy Rowe presented climate change and sustainability as deep global challenges of the ‘Anthropocene’ – the geological age characterised by humans’ influence on the planet.  He argued that “Every aspect of human activity needs to change if we and other life forms are to have a sustainable future.” That is a vision of transformation.But designing and evaluating genuinely transformational initiatives is different from designing and evaluating projects and programs. At international conferences on transformation, I’ve witnessed the challenges framed as complex, multidimensional, multi-layered, cross-silos, and dynamic -- followed by traditional project and evaluation presentations that were anything but transformational. My premise: autonomous and isolated projects and programs do not lead to global systems transformation.

This presentation will present a theory of global transformational change and the Blue Marble (whole Earth) evaluation implications of that theory. 

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Duncan Rintoul

Manager, Evaluation Capacity Building, NSW Department of Education
I have been working in social research and evaluation since 2000. My favourite things to chat about, apart from my kids and how good Wollongong is:* evaluation capacity building* design thinking and innovation* evaluative practice in education, particularly in schools * public sector... Read More →

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Lyn Alderman

Chief Evaluator, Department of Social Services
Dr Lyn Alderman brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Chief Evaluator. Lyn’s experience spans several sectors including nonprofit, corporate, higher education and vocational education. She has a deep disciplinary knowledge and experience in program evaluation, evaluation frameworks... Read More →

Aunty Nola Hooper

Aunty Nola is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman, she is well-respected within the community for her leadership, strength and her passion for supporting and strengthening Tasmanian Aboriginal culture through shell necklace making, water carriers and mutton birding. Aunty Nola also... Read More →
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Kate McKegg

Director, The Knowledge Institute
Kate has worked in the fields of evaluation, evaluation capacity building, research, policy and public sector management since the late 1980s. She has developed specialist skills in developmental evaluation, programme evaluation, evaluation capacity building, strategy, policy, research... Read More →
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Michael Quinn Patton

Independent Evaluation Consultant
Michael is delivering his keynote by video link, supported by expert facilitator, Kate McKeggMichael is an independent evaluation consultant based in Minnesota, USA. He is former President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and author of eight major evaluation books including... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am AEST
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