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Tuesday, September 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rubrics - a tool for unboxing evaluative reasoning

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Julian King (Kinnect  Group), Kate McKegg (Kinnect Group, NZ), Judy Oakden (Kinnect Group, NZ), Nan  Wehipeihana (Kinnect Group, NZ), Adrian Field (Kinnect Group, NZ)

Rubrics are an intuitive way of implementing evaluation-specific methodology. They can be used in a wide variety of evaluation contexts to unbox, demystify and democratise evaluative reasoning, by facilitating a clear, shared understanding of how quality, value and effectiveness are defined.

This panel presentation will present case examples of rubrics from different contexts, illustrating how rubrics support not only explicit evaluative reasoning but also stakeholder engagement and participation, innovation, adaptive strategy, evaluation validity, communication of results, and evaluation use.

The moderator will introduce the panelists and give a brief introduction to rubrics.

Presenter 1 and 2 will discuss the use of rubrics as a tool for supporting emergent strategy and innovation, focusing on an example of a developmental evaluation. This discussion will highlight the flexibility of rubrics to support ongoing iteration and adaptation, as well as multiple stakeholder perspectives.

Presenters 3 and 4 will illustrate the use of rubrics to support the synthesis of evidence and sound evaluative reasoning. This presentation will also highlight the ability of rubrics to increase the credibility and validity of evaluation, as well as the benefits of stakeholder participation.

Presenters 5 and 6 will explore and deliberate on the use of rubrics in the communication of evaluation results. In particular, this presentation will highlight the ways rubrics can support engaging reporting and visualisation of findings that support use.

The moderator will facilitate a discussion between the panelists, to respond to questions from the audience.


Ronelle Hutchinson

Director, PwC Economics & Policy

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Julian King

Director, Julian King & Associates
Julian specialises in evaluation and value for money. The Value for Investment evaluation system, developed through Julian’s doctoral research, combines evaluative and economic thinking to assess the quality, impact and value of policies and programs. Julian received the 2021 A... Read More →
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Nan Wehipeihana

Ms, Kinnect Group
Nan Wehipeihana has more than 20 years' experience designing, leading and managing evaluations. Nan's work is characterised by a commitment to protecting, evidencing and growing the space to be Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand and offering insights into Maori worldviews and values. Internationally... Read More →

Judy Oakden

Director, The Kinnect Group
Judy has held management roles in evaluation, market research and management consulting, and also worked in public relations. Judy shares a passion for finding better ways to help people navigate complexity and deal with the frustrating and seemingly intractable issues they face on... Read More →
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Kate McKegg

Director, The Kinnect Group
Kate has specialist skills in supporting evaluative thinking and practice in complex settings where people are innovating to create systems change. She has been applying these skills for over 25 years in government, non-government, philanthropic and community contexts, including many... Read More →
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Adrian Field

Director, Dovetail
Adrian is the director of Dovetail, an Auckland-based evaluation consultancy, and a member of the Kinnect Group. Adrian has worked in evaluation in different capacities for some 20 years and doesn't really like how old that makes him feel. Adrian's experience traverses health, social... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm AEST
Pyrmont Theatre