Events

DECEMBER 2017

ReLAC, REDLACME, and IDEAS Conference on Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals, Guanajuato Mexico, 4-8 December 2017

Monday, all day

Taller: Cómo identificar y valorar el mérito o significado de cambios sociales: la Cosecha de Alcances

Wednesday-Friday (time and day to be decided)

- Introduction to Principles-Focused Evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton and Ricardo Wilson-Grau
 
- Cuatro experiencias latinoamericanas con la Cosecha de Alcances, Emilia Bretan (Brazil), Kemly Camacho ( Costa Rica), Andrea Peroni con Claudia Olavarria y Patricia Varela (Chile), y Carmen Wilson (Guatemala) 
 
- The importance of boundaries in program evaluation, Michael Bamberger, Bob Williams and Ricardo Wilson-Grau

 

Two day workshop on Outcome Harvesting—Ideas and Practice, 7-8 December, 2017 in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri, Cambodia. Jeph Mathias and Mariam Smith will provide in English and Khmer a basic introduction to Outcome Harvesting as an approach to evaluation grounded in real Outcome Harvesting experience in practice. 

NOVEMBER 2017

American Evaluation Association Conference, 8-11 November 2017

Thursday, 4:30pm-5:15pm
Do it, log it, learn, and adapt – an approach to real-time advocacy strategizing and iterative outcome harvesting 

Friday 11:00am-11:45am
Capturing the effects of a Developmental Evaluation (DE) through Outcome Harvesting

1:45pm-3:15pm
Outcome Harvesting with a twist of Systems Thinking. Yes please!

5:30pm-6:15pm
Case studies of Outcome Harvesting principles in evaluating multi-national advocacy and campaigning

Saturday  10:15am-11:00am
Making Sense of Outcomes: Using the signification process of SenseMaker to stimulate learning in an Outcome Harvesting evaluation

OCTOBER 2017

Three-day workshop: Outcome Harvesting Training - beyond the basics - 25-27 October in Copenhagen, Denmark. Goele Scheers and Helene Bach will facilitate this course, hosted by ActionAid Denmark, designed for participants who wish to enrich their understanding of the concepts underpinning OH and gain  confidence, through practical exercises, of how to adapt and apply the steps to different M&E challenges.

One-day workshop: Outcome Harvesting  — An evaluation approach for identifying and understanding development outcomes in complex circumstances  National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conference 2017 - 17 October 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. Ricardo Wilson-Grau facilitates this workshop is designed for seasoned development evaluators and government officials responsible for commissioning and supervising evaluations. 

AUGUST 2017

Half-day workshop Complex Competencies: Practical Tools to Assess Patterns of Performance - AMEE 2017, 27 August 2017, 13:30 PM - 16:30, Helsinki, Finland.  Glenda Eoyang introduces three Adaptive Evaluation methods designed to capture evidence of pattern-based performance in Infinite Games: Pattern Logic, Simple Rules Rubrics, and Outcome Harvesting.  

JUNE 2017

Three-day Outcome Harvesting for Complex Development Programmes workshop- 19-21 June 2017, University of Bologna, Italy. Ricardo Wilson-Grau facilitates this workshop featuring the ten principles underlying the six OH steps, and which is a chapter in Michael Quinn Patton's new book Principles-Focused Evaluation - A Guide, to be published in September 2017.

MAY  2017

Outcome Harvesting Training —  May 2 - May 4 2017, Ghent, Belgium.  Goele Scheers and Richard Smith give a 2.5 day ‘beyond the basics’ practical course. 

 

MARCH 2017

8TH AfrEA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. KAMPALA, UGANDA, 27-31 MARCH 2017 

- Pre-conference workshop: Outcome Harvesting —A tool for identifying and understanding results in complex circumstances - Tuesday 28 March 09:00-17:00, Ricardo Wilson-Grau.

- Introduction to Principles-Focused Evaluation - Thursday, 30 March 15:30-17:00, with Michael Quinn Patton presenting virtually this, his latest innovation in the field, and Ricardo Wilson-Grau presenting, in situ at the Conference, Outcome Harvesting as a principles-focused evaluation approach. 

- Developmental Evaluation Principles - Friday 31 March 14:00-15:30, with Michael Quinn Patton presenting virtually and Ricardo Wilson-Grau, in situ, at the Conference presenting the use of Outcome Harvesting as a DE inquiry framework by the Global Platform for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

- Outcome Harvesting 90-minute demonstration proposal - time and day pending, Ricardo Wilson-Grau.

- Panel presentation "Simplicity in complexity: Making sense of Outcome Harvesting" - time and day pending, by Ojok Reagan Ronald (Tax Justice Network-Africa, Kenya) 
 
- Panel presentation "Innovations in Complexity-Aware Evaluation: Outcome Harvesting and Evaluative Thinking to Enhance SDG Evaluation” - time and day pending, by Thomas Archibald (Virginia Tech, Senegal)

 

DECEMBER 2016

Outcome Harvesting workshop: a way to evaluate using OM- Wednesday morning, 7 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium. Part of a beginners or practitioners programme in the Outcome Mapping Technical Courses (5-7 December) 2016.

 

OCTOBER 2016

American Evaluation Association Conference, Atlanta. Georgia, USA, 26-29 October 2016

CASE STUDIES OF OUTCOME HARVESTING PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE AROUND THE WORLD 

- Introduction to Outcome Harvesting Principles in Practice, R. Wison-Grau

- Harvesting Outcomes from a Global Network Dedicated to Improving the Life of Vulnerable Children Worldwide, G. Scheers

- Using Outcome Harvesting in a mixed methods evaluation of the African Centre for Biodiversity, B. Klugman

MAKING SENSE OF OUTCOMES: USING THE SIGNIFICATION PROCESS OF SENSEMAKER TO ENRICH OUTCOME MAPPING AND OUTCOME HARVESTING PANEL DISCUSSION

- Making Sense of Outcomes: Using the signification process of SenseMaker to enrich Outcome Harvesting, G. Scheers

OUTCOME HARVESTING NITTY-GRITTY: PROMISE AND PITFALLS OF PARTICIPATORY DESIGN

- Negotiating a useful Outcome Harvesting evaluation design, H. Britt and R. Wilson-Grau

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

European Evaluation Society Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, 27-30 September 2016

ONE-DAY OUTCOME HARVESTING WORKSHOP

- Results of the Outcome Harvesting preconference workshop, R. Wilson-Grau

OUTCOME HARVESTING PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE PANEL DISCUSSION

- Introduction to Outcome Harvesting Principles in Practice, R. Wilson-Grau

- Added Value of Outcome Harvesting for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in the Complexity of Dutch Civil Society’s  Development Cooperation, W. Richert

- Harvesting Outcomes from a Global Network Dedicated to Improving the Life of Vulnerable Children Worldwide, G. Scheers

MAKING SENSE OF OUTCOMES: USING THE SIGNIFICATION PROCESS OF SENSEMAKER TO ENRICH OUTCOME MAPPING AND OUTCOME HARVESTING PANEL DISCUSSION 

- The signification process applied during an Outcome Harvesting Evaluation of a Global Network dedicated to improving the life of vulnerable children, G. Scheers