CECAN will be hosting a variety of events, workshops, courses and seminars to which we welcome external participants from Government, academic and public sectors.

If you would like to book on to any of our events please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

CECAN Webinar: Theory of Change – Getting the most out of it - Insights from a Practitioner

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar: Theory of Change – Getting the most out of it - Insights from a Practitioner

 

Tuesday 2nd July, 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Presenter: Bridget Dillon, Head of Evaluation Profession, Department for International Development, UK Government (DFID)

 

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview: 

This session briefly outlines the origins of theory of change, its purpose, and wide variety of uses. The main message is to show that theory of change as a tool, is instrumental in helping evaluators, intervention managers, and wider stakeholders, understand how change happens. In turn this contributes to better targeted and shaped interventions, and ultimately improved practice. 

The session focuses on the behavioural model of Theory of Change, and provides tips/ suggestions for participants to take away and use in their own work.

 

Presenter Biography: 

CECAN Webinar: Citizens’ juries: how public policy should be made?

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar -  Citizens’ juries: how public policy should be made?

 

Tuesday 9th July 2019, 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Presenter: Dr Malcolm Oswald

 

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview: 

Public policy questions are often complex. Decisions rely on both evidence and values. Where should these values come from: politicians, public officials, independent experts, or the public? 

A citizens’ jury brings together a cross-section of the public for several days, where they hear evidence from expert witnesses, and deliberate together to reach reasoned conclusions about the questions they are set. Citizens’ juries can be used in research, but they are primarily a form of “deliberative democracy” – a method for engaging the public in policy decisions that affect them. They can (unusually) be used as a means to make policy decisions, but more often juries make recommendations to which policymakers respond, either backing their recommendations or justifying why their policy decisions deviate from one or more of a jury’s recommendations. 

CECAN Webinar: The Human, Learning, Systems approach to managing in complexity

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar: The Human, Learning, Systems approach to managing in complexity

 

Tuesday 1st October 2019, 13:00 - 14:00 BST

Presenter: Dr Toby Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and Management, Newcastle Business School 

 

You are warmly invited to join us for the following CECAN Webinar...

 

Webinar Overview: 

The webinar views the challenge of creating complexity-informed evaluation by seeing it as a public management challenge. How can public management adopt a more complexity-informed approach? The session will outline an emerging complexity-informed approach to public management: the Human, Learning, Systems (HLS) approach. The HLS approach involves public services responding to the variety of human need through bespoke service provision, using learning as the engine for performance improvement and stewarding the health of the systems which produce social outcomes.

 

Human

One of the three key tasks of managing work in an HLS way (including funding and commissioning of work) means creating the conditions in which people can build effective human relationships.