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Friday, September 21 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Plenary four: Sharon Gollan & Kathleen Stacey "Cultural accountability in evaluating Aboriginal initiatives and programs"

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Sharon Gollan (Leader and facilitator of Cultural Respect and Safety training, South Australia) and Kathleen Stacey (Managing Director and Principal Consultant, beyond..., South Australia)
In our paper on Wednesday, we emphasised that a clear understanding of and commitment to contribute to cultural safety is a vital lens through which any evaluator should approach their role in evaluating programs designed for, or inclusive of, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians. This requires evaluators to think deeply and critically about power, inclusion and the relationship between them.

We will introduce participants to cultural accountability and invite them to reflect on an evaluation of an Aboriginal initiative or program with which they are familiar, because they conducted, were involved in or read about it. Through applying the lens of cultural accountability to this reflection, we hope this will generate different learnings and identify new ideas about how to undertake similar evaluations in the future.

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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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Sharon Gollan

Sharon Gollan is a descendent of the Ngarrindjeri nation of South Australia, with family and cultural connections to many communities within and beyond South Australia. Sharon has worked professionally and academically in a range of human services fields in Australia. She has over... Read More →
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Kathleen Stacey

Managing Director, beyond... (Kathleen Stacey and Associates)
Kathleen Stacey is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant at beyond... She spent her formative working years within the public sector and academia, before establishing and expanding beyond... into its current form. The company conducts consultancy, evaluation, research and... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am AEST
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