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Monday, September 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The un-boxed game: Snakes and Ladders for illustrating the variability of evaluation projects over the career of the evaluator

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Anne Markiewicz (Anne Markiewicz and Asssociates Pty Ltd), Susan Garner (Garner Willisson)

We are going to un-box an interactive game designed by two experienced presenters. The game will be Snakes and Ladders adapted to illustrate the ups and downs in the trajectory and life of the evaluator. Well designed assignments with realistic terms of reference and expectations and good stakeholder engagement will push the evaluator upwards in the game whereas ill-conceived, unrealistically scoped and politically challenged projects with hidden agendas and questionable stakeholder engagement will push the player downwards.

Topic for discussion: The fluctuating trajectory and experiences of the evaluator in conducting evaluation projects. This presentation has been influenced by the key note speaker from AES 2018 Karol Olejniczak 'Transforming evaluation practice with serious games'.

Purpose: To use game theory to illustrate how some evaluation projects go well and the success factors involved while others projects do not.
Participants should enjoy the interactive session and provide a forum for them to reflect on their experiences with evaluation projects. The session will highlight success factors and factors that get in the way of successful outcomes in evaluation projects.

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Sarah Renals

Senior Consultant Evaluation + Research, Allen + Clarke
Sarah is a senior consultant based in Brisbane working for Allen + Clarke. Sarah shares the role of aes20 Conference Co-Convenor and is currently the acting Queensland Regional Committee Convenor and Secretary. Come and speak to Sarah about: Allen + Clarke, aes20 Brisbane and the... Read More →

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Anne Markiewicz

Director, Anne Markiewicz and Associates
Anne Markiewicz is a leading monitoring, evaluation, and training specialist with over 20 years’ experience designing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and developing and implementing a range of evaluation methodologies. She has designed and delivered M&E capacity development... Read More →
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Susan Garner

Director, Garner Willisson
I see myself as an 'accidental' evaluator having come from a career in science and public policy. I managed my first evaluation project as a policy analyst in the health portfolio. With post graduate qualifications in public policy and public health I found a natural affinity to evaluative... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST