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Introduction to Social Network Analysis
Date: Wednesday, 21st of February, 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Location: In or near the Melbourne CBD (venue TBC), Victoria
Size: 15 participants
Social network analysis (SNA) is a particularly useful approach for capturing the structure and interactions of the networks and connections that exist between individuals, groups and organisations. SNA provides a framework for collecting and analysing data and displaying it through network maps.
This workshop will introduce SNA to attendees as an evaluative technique, the theory that underpins it and the ways it is implemented. This is an introductory level workshop with no prior knowledge needed. The skills learned here will be useful for a range of responsibilities - from evaluation or program design through to stakeholder engagement.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
This workshop is designed to be highly practical, with participants walked through each stage of the SNA process. Through a mix of interactive exercises and use of pre-existing data sets participants will learn the skills to conduct an SNA and will receive materials, templates and other resources. Lunch and snacks will also be provided.
Besides yourself, the only other thing you will need is a laptop (PC or Mac) so that you can get some hands on practice on the SNA platform that we prefer to use.
Following the workshop, we'll also provide each participant follow-up consultation time as you're preparing your own SNA - whether that's in scoping, analysis, interpretation or communication.
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Introduction to Program Design & Evaluation
There's more and more talk around the design of projects, programs and services. What's the best way to design them? How can they be more innovative? How will they be evaluated?
The purpose of this workshop will be to merge the worlds of design and evaluation, and provide participants with the understanding and skills to draw on different design approaches to program, project and service design.
This will be complemented with an introduction to evaluation, providing participants with the understanding and skills to design and undertake their own evaluation, as well as skills in managing evaluation consultants.
Participants will work through a prepared challenge over the duration of the workshop, with opportunities for reflection and discussion on how learning might apply in their own contexts.
Topics that will be covered include:
This workshop will be an opportunity for those looking to strengthen their skills in program design and evaluation. We'll draw on examples from a range of sectors, and by the end you'll leave ready to apply some new tools and mindsets in your work. Consultants, government and NGO / NFP staff will be able to take what they learn and apply them in a range of contexts - from writing grant submissions through to working with clients.
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