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Opening Unit: “Methodological Guidance in Evaluation for Social Justice”

This is to inform you that the unit “Methodological Guidance in Evaluation for Social Justice” by “Donna Mertens” is now available. You may access it now at http://mymande.org/elearning/course-details/1, so that you will have a full one-week time to take the unit, and pass the test.

Also, we have the pleasure to inform you that to facilitate watching the videos of the lectures to participants with a slow internet connection, all videos have now been uploaded in YouTube. To watch them in YouTube, please click on “View unit video on YouTube” that is found in the Topic column in the course grid page: http://mymande.org/elearning/course-details/1.

And, please be informed that we have added the e-Learning instructions page in each of the units to guide you with the e-Learning interface. To start the unit, you would need to click on “Start e-Learning” in the instruction page.
Best regards

Marco Segone, EvalPartners co-chair and UNICEF Evaluation Office
Soma de Silva, EvalPartners co-chair and IOCE President

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Free e-learning on Development Evaluation at My M&E

Introductory e-learning on: DEVELOPMENT EVALUATIONS
Available at http://mymande.org/elearning
Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world
Cost: free, no fees to pay

REGISTER NOW. PLACES ARE LIMITED.
http://mymande.org/elearning/course-registration/1?destination=elearning

UNICEF, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, under the EvalPartners initiative, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and in partnership with UN Women, are pleased to announce a new introductory e-Learning programme on Development Evaluation.

The e-learning is composed of the following three courses:

– Equity-focused evaluations (from 10th September 2012 to 16th December 2012)
– National Evaluation Capacity Development for Country-led Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (from 14th January 2013 to 24th March 2013)
– Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation (from 25th March 2013 to 12th May 2013)

The e-learning is free and open to all interested evaluators. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world, and at your pace. The course includes on-line lectures, reading material and tests. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an on-line forum, and on successful completion of the e-learning course will be able to print out a certificate of virtual attendance.

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IDEAS Series of webinars on Monitoring & Evaluation

IDEAS International Development Evaluation Association

From IDEAS Administrator
PostNet Suite #84, Private Bag X12, Cresta
Johannesburg 2118, South Africa

E-Mail: admin@ideas-int.org <mailto:admin@ideas-int.org>

www.ideas-int.org <http://www.ideas-int.org> Dear Member,

A 4-part series of webinars on Monitoring & Evaluation is open to the public, every Thursday in July, starting July 5^th . The sessions are free but registration is required.

The webinars are cosponsored by Catholic Relief Services, American Red Cross/Red Crescent, United States Agency for International Development, and AEA’s International and Cross Cultural TIG
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Monitoring & Evaluation Planning for Projects/Programs – Scott Chaplowe*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 5, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. In this Coffee Break, Scott Chaplowe will provide concise guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation. The webinar covers the key components of a M&E system that trace a logical train of thought from the project’s theory of change to the specific objectives needed for these changes, methods for measuring change, and protocols for collecting and analyzing data and information.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/244654536
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*Evaluation Jitters Part One: Planning for an Evaluation – Alice Willard*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation.One of the challenges with evaluations is that staff often think the work to prepare for an evaluation is completed with the basic scope of work. As a result, evaluators often arrive to conduct an evaluation and find that some basic data organization and prep work have not been done, adding stress, misunderstandings, and cost to the evaluation. This Coffee Break will introduce The Pre-Evaluation Guide, which provides several easy steps to help prepare for an evaluation, from basic document management through logistics organization.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773488608 <https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773488608%20>
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators & Learning for Evidence-based Reporting – Guy Sharrock & Susan Hahn*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. To be successful projects must lean towards an adaptive management style and all staff must have a clear understanding of the project monitoring system and their role in its implementation. Yet few manuals exist on the nitty-gritty task of how to set up a monitoring system. CRS has created an approach to setting up a project monitoring system – SMILER – that includes mechanisms to turn data into useful knowledge that informs project learning and decision making whilst maintaining a focus on achieving results and reporting accomplishments. By emphasizing project monitoring, SMILER seeks to balance the need for project staff to seek and listen with the more formal obligations of evaluation to quantify and prove. The presentation will introduce SMILER and some useful tips of turning M&E rhetoric into practical reality.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/797218760
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*Evaluation Jitters Part Two: Managing an Evaluation – Alice Willard*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 26, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. Once an evaluation begins, the evaluation team needs a key organizational contact. This contact is often a junior staff person assigned to ‘manage’ the evaluation process. Rather than a technical or a senior manager, this contact’s job can include helping smooth logistics (setting up meetings), providing routine communication to the organization’s management about the progress of the evaluation, and also serving as the ‘go to’ for challenges and opportunities that come up during an evaluation. This webinar will introduce The Managing an Evaluation Guide, which provides several tips on how to schedule and organize the evaluation team.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/751789457
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

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iScale Webinar on Theories of Change and Outcome Mapping to Plan for International Advocacy

Innovations for Scaling Impact (iScale) and the Center for Evaluation Innovation, co-hosts of the International Advocacy Evaluation Community of Practice (IAE-CoP), are pleased to announce June 6, 2012 as the date for the first in a series of original webinars that explores evaluation approaches and tools that contribute to the improved effectiveness of international advocacy efforts.

The webinar on June 6th at 20:00 UCT (4pm US East Coast) will be on using theory of change, theories of action, and outcome mapping as a means of integrating planning and strategy with monitoring and evaluating international advocacy efforts This webinar series focuses on advocates and evaluators discussing their experience of developing or creatively refining a methodology for evaluating international advocacy efforts, followed by an opportunity for participants to ask and discuss questions brought up by the presentation, and share their insights and seek guidance on challenges stemming from their own work with international advocacy efforts.

Register now for the 06 June 2012 webinar. Registration reserves a seat in the webinar and a unique link to join the webinar. Register at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/300636510

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UNICEF and partners launch new series of live webinars on Equity-focused evaluations

Series of one-hour Live webinar on: EQUITY-FOCUSED EVALUATIONS.

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. Cost: Free. No prior registration required.

UNICEF, UNWOMEN, the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University and IOCE, in partnership with IDEAS, OHCHR, UNEG Task Force on National Evaluation Capacities, UNDP, ILO, IDRC and PAHO, are pleased to announce a series of live webinars on “Equity-focused Evaluations”. This new series of webinars will address the challenges and opportunities in evaluating the effects of policies, programmes and projects to enhance equitable development results, with a special focus on the effects to the most excluded, marginalized and deprived groups.

The series will have international keynote speakers such as: Colin Kirk, Belen Sanz, Flaminia Minelli, Marco Segone, Michael Bamberger, Robert Chambers, Saville Kushner, Patricia Rogers, Richard Hummelbrunner, Bob Williams, Martin Reynolds, Michael Quinn Patton, Donna Mertens, Bagele Chilisa, Jennifer Greene, Rodney Hopson, Katrina Bledsoe, Francisco Guzman, Juha Uitto, Oscar Garcia, Rosina Salerno, Katherine Haye, Sanjeev Sridharan, Rajesh Tandon, Sulley Gariba, Julian Barr, and Ken Chomitz.

The first webinar will be on 6th September with Colin Kirk, Director, UNICEF Evaluation Office. The second webinar will be on 21st September with Belen Sanz, Chair, UNEG and Chief, UNWomen Evaluation Office, and Flaminia Minelli, Evaluation Office, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection and the latest Java program installed. You do NOT need to register in advance. Just log in the day of the webinar. For a quick participants guide to Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), the software used for this webinar, see Getting Started for Participants Quick Reference Guide.

Specific invitation – with detailed instructions – for each of the bi-monthly live webinar will be sent out the week before the event. To see the full programme, please visit MyM&E
[http://mymande.org/index.php?q=equity_focused_evaluation&x=cl].

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Live Webinar on: EVALUATIING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Live webinar on:
EVALUATIING SUSTAIINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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Live webinar on:
EVALUATIING SUSTAIINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world
When: Tuesday, 5th April 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time

Within the new series of monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation1”, UNICEF,the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, IOCE and DevInfo, are pleased to announce the webinar with Alastair Bradstock and Steve Bass, from the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied).
Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a mic/headphone. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.
Agenda
Tuesday, 5th April 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time.
Please check the local time in your own town at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
10h15 – 10h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlpsid=2008270&password=M.35CA10352FCB356727E3E1CED9E262
10h30 – 10h35 Welcome: Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office
10h35 – 10h40 Introduction: Stewart Donaldson, Dean & Chair of Psychology School of Behavioral &
Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
10h40 – 11h00 Evaluating Sustainable Development
Alastair Bradstock and Steve Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development
11h00 – 11h20 Questions and Answers: Moderator: Stewart Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University
11h20 – 11h30 Closing and Wrap-up: Penny Hawkins, Evaluations Specialist, the Rockefeller Foundation
1 The opinions expressed are the personal thinking of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the organizing institutions or any other organization involved and named in this series of webcast

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Live webinar on: EXPLORING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES for FACILITATING EVALUATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Live webinar on:
EXPLORING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES for FACILITATING
EVALUATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world When: Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, from 11h30 AM to 12h30 PM New York time

Within the series of monthly live webinars on Developing national capacities for country M&E systems with authors of the new book “From policies to results. Developing national capacities for country M&E systems”, UNICEF, IOCE and DevInfo, in partnership with UNDP, WFP, UNIFEM and ILO, are pleased to announce the eighth webinar with
Hallie Preskill, Executive Director, Strategic Learning & Evaluation Center, FSG Social Impact Advisor & former President of AEA, and Alexey Kuzmin, President of Process Consulting Company & former Chair, IPEN, on “Exploring Effective Strategies for Facilitating Evaluation Capacity Development”.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a headphone/mic. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.

Agenda
Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, from 11h30 AM to 12h30 PM New York Time. Please check the local time in your own town at
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

11h15 – 11h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=J26K7V9DN1UCZT0K0MXU

11h30 – 11h35 Welcome and introduction
Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office

11h35 – 11h50 Hallie Preskill, Executive Director, Strategic Learning & Evaluation Center, FSG Social Impact Advisor & former President of the American Evaluation Association

11h50 – 12h05 Alexey Kuzmin, President, Process Consulting Company & former Chair, IPEN

12h05 – 12h25 Questions and Answers
Moderator: Abigail Taylor, Knowledge Management Specialist, UNICEF Evaluation Office

12h25 – 12h30 Wrap-up
Marco Segone

For additional information, please contact Marco Segone at msegone @ unicef.org

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Live webinar on: EVALUATING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE on 8 February 2011

Live webinar on:

EVALUATING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world When: Tuesday, 8th February 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time

Within the new series of monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation ”, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, IOCE and DevInfo, are pleased to announce the fourth webinar with Charles Lusthaus and Katrina Rojas, Universalia Management Group.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a mic/headphone. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.

Agenda
Tuesday, 8th February 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time. Please check the local time in your own town at
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

10h15 – 10h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=4RV9VP5IO6NDDTLUUT0I

10h30 – 10h35 Welcome: Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office

10h35 – 10h40 Introduction: Stewart Donaldson, Dean & Chair of Psychology School of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

Evaluating Organizational Performance
10h40 – 10h55 Charles Lusthaus, Universalia Management Group; Associate Professor, Department of Administration & Policy Studies, & Faculty Advisor to the Centre for Educational Leadership, McGill University

10h55 – 11h10 Katrina Rojas, Senior Consultant, Universalia Management Group

11h10 – 11h25 Questions and Answers: Moderator: Stewart Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University

11h25 – 11h30 Closing & Wrap-up: Penny Hawkins, Evaluations Specialist, the Rockefeller Foundation

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Webinar on “Evaluating organizational performance” on 8 february 2011

Live webinar on:

*EVALUATING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE*

*Where*: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world *When: *8^th February 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time

Within the new series of “_monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation_

^1
”, UNICEF, the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, IOCE and
DevInfo, are pleased to announce the fourth webinar with *Charles Lusthaus *and *Katrina Rojas*,**Universalia Management Group.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world.
In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask
questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, high-speed internet connection thru cables, a headphone and the latest Java
program installed. You do NOT need to register in advance.
Just log in the day of the webinar. You do NOT need to register in advance. Just
log in the day of the webinar. For a quick participants guide to Elluminate, the
software used for this webinar, see Getting Started with Elluminate /Live! V10/

video at _http://tinyurl.com/39x34ca_

*_Detailed agenda and instruction on how to log in are available at_*_MyM&E_

Recording and presentations of previous webinars on “Developing national capacities for country M&E systems” by:
· Saraswathi Menon and Finbar O’Brien**on “The role of the UN in fostering national ownership and capacities in evaluation”;
· Michael Quinn Patton on “Future trends in evaluation” and Marco Segone on**“Moving from policies to results by developing national capacities for country-led monitoring and evaluation systems”;
· Caroline Heider on**“Evaluating policies and their results” and Craig Russon
on” The role of policy analysis in over-coming the implementation challenge”; · Belen Sanz and Florence Etta on “Human Rights and gender in evaluation”; · Linda Morra Imas, Robert Picciotto and Jean Quesnel on “The Professionalization of evaluation”;
· Oscar Garcia and Angela Bester on “Joint evaluation of the role and contribution of the UN system in South Africa”;
· Michael Bamberger on “Institutionalizing impact evaluation” are available at

_http://www.mymande.org/?q=content/developing-capacities-country-monitoring-evaluation-system&x=cl_

Recording and presentations of previous webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation” by:
· Zenda Ofir and Shiva Kumar on ”Using a Developing Country Lens in Evaluation”; · Fred Carden on ”Emerging Practices in Evaluating Policy Influence”; · Jared Raynor on ”Evaluating Networks and Partnerships” Are available at

_http://www.mymande.org/?q=content/emerging-practices-in-development-evaluation&x=cl_

Best regards
Marco Segone

^1 The opinions expressed are the personal thinking of the contributors and do not
necessarily reflect the policies or views of the organizing institutions or any other organization involved
and named in this series of webcast.