Choose your own evaluation adventure: A staged process for co-designing programme theories of change
Workshop facilitators will guide participants through a staged workshop process developed to involve community stakeholders in programme evaluation design. The process integrates empowerment, utilisation-focused, systems-thinking, evaluability assessment, and programme theory-driven evaluation principles to engender stakeholder empowerment through shared decision-making, organisational learning and deeper evaluative reasoning.
The staged format has been designed to flexibly respond to stakeholder needs and the practical constraints characteristic of many not-for-profit organisations. The three session facilitators (an academic evaluator, an evaluator in practice and a creative youth development practitioner/doctoral candidate) will draw on their experiences of employing this process with different youth development organisations, including a case that used arts-based methods, as they walk participants through the workshop stages.