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Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation: Introducing the Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide on Complexity (London)

Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation

 

Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation: Introducing the Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide on Complexity

Tuesday 3rd March 2020, 13:30 - 16:30
Church House, Deans Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ


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The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) has produced supplementary guidance for the 2020 revision of the Magenta Book. The Magenta Book, published by HM Treasury, is the official government guide about policy evaluation. The Magenta Book 2020 Supplementary Guide: Handling Complexity in Policy Evaluation is based on three years’ research and development of evaluation methods by CECAN. It will be published in early 2020 by HM Treasury to accompany the 2020 edition of the Magenta Book.
 

CECAN Webinar - Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Productivity in Northern Ireland: A Systems Approach to Understanding Productivity Policy

CECAN Webinar

CECAN Webinar: Mapping the Cognitive Landscape of Productivity in Northern Ireland: A Systems Approach to Understanding Productivity Policy

 

Wednesday 12th February 2020, 13:30 - 14:30 GMT

Presenter: Jen Nelles, Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED), University of Sheffield Management School, Productivity Insights Network (PIN) 

 

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CECAN Webinar: Demi-Regs and the Characteristics of Realist Evaluation

CECAN Webinar

CECAN Webinar: Demi-Regs and the Characteristics of Realist Evaluation

 

Thursday 5th December 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 GMT

Presenter: Justin Jagosh, Director for the Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) 

 

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Webinar Overview: 

A demi-regularity, also known as a demi-reg, is a semi-predictable outcome pattern. The demi-reg concept has relevance to fundamental principles in realist evaluation (Pawson and Tilley, 1997) including the context-mechanism-outcome (CMO) configuration and middle-range theorizing. In this webinar, the demi-reg concept will be examined using source material and illustrated using examples. Although the use of the concept is not a pre-requisite for conducting a realist evaluation, it has significant value for understanding and engaging with the analytical characteristics of a realist methodological process.

 

Session Objectives:

  • To understand the origins and definition of the demi-regularity concept;

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 

 

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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.

 

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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.

CECAN Webinar: Co-creation of innovation: Group Concept Mapping to value and engage More Knowledgeable Others in authoring and valuing complex systems

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar: Co-creation of innovation: Group Concept Mapping (GCM) to value and engage More Knowledgeable Others in authoring and valuing complex systems

 

Tuesday 24th September 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 BST / 09:00 - 10:00 EDT

Presenter: Mary Kane, Concept Systems, Inc. (US)

 

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Webinar Overview: 

Participation in defining elements or issues within a system is a critical requirement in defining that system adequately.  In many social policy spaces, hearing the voices of those who are affected, and who have a lived knowledge of the issues, is foundational. This is equally important in defining the elements of a complex system to anchor evaluation.

Valuing voice, an empowering extension of community-based participation, seeks and values the important input that each member of a group can provide, whether a teen at his computer or senior evaluator at a UN office. Group concept mapping (GCM) is the methodology that supports such engagement throughout the entire process that produces an innovation.

CECAN Webinar: Using the System Effects methodology to understand the user experience of complex systems

CECAN Webinar

 

CECAN Webinar: Using the System Effects methodology to understand the user experience of complex systems

 

Tuesday 16th July 2019, 09:00 - 10:00 BST (18:00 - 19:00 ACT) 

Presenter: Dr Luke K Craven, Research Fellow (Public Service Research Group), University of New South Wales, Canberra 

 

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Webinar Overview: 

This webinar will present an overview of the System Effects methodology, an approach developed to understand the user experience of complex systems. System Effects draws on the methodological approaches of soft systems thinking, fuzzy cognitive mapping, and graph theoretical analysis. As a methodological tool, its objective is to aggregate and quantify user-generated system maps of a problem and its associated factors. Participants will be given a live demonstration of a new System Effects software that can assist in data collection and analysis. Finally, participants will be able able to discuss their work-in-progress, and engage in a discussion about they could effectively incorporate systems thinking and System Effects into their own projects.