Pre-conference workshop proposals


  • The pre-conference workshop program comprises a set of high quality half-day and full-day workshops that will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2015 at the University of Melbourne.
  • There are no set themes for the pre-conference workshop program.
  • Workshops should be designed using adult learning principles and be interactive to maximize participant learning.
  • Workshops can be designed for those who are new to evaluation or for more advanced practitioners. Presenters should make clear which level of expertise the workshop is aimed towards.
  • When submitting a proposal for a pre-conference workshop please ensure you address innovative theoretical and practice knowledge and skills with consideration to workshop participants’ level of experience.
  • Workshop content should focus on developing knowledge, understanding and competencies, evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Proposals for repeating workshops that were successful in previous conferences will be considered.
  • Presenters are paid at the rate of AU$1,600 for a full-day and AU$800 for a half-day workshop.

NOTE: Two or more presenters may facilitate a workshop, but only one payment per workshop will be made.

Proposals for pre-conference workshop must be received by 13 March 2015 (extended from 6 March).

Criteria for workshops

The criteria for the assessment of workshop proposals are the following:

  1. Relevance to evaluation of the focus of the proposed workshop
  2. Significance of the particular knowledge, techniques and practices for evaluation
  3. Extent to which the proposed teaching/learning strategies and resources are sound and appropriate for the topic and target group
  4. Extent to which the proposed objectives and prerequisites are clear and appropriate for the target group, and the objectives are achievable
  5. Overall value for the target group

Abstract for a workshop

Your proposal for a workshop should describe:

  • the purpose of the workshop
  • the particular knowledge, techniques and/or practices to be addressed
  • the specific objectives of the workshop
  • the teaching/learning strategies and resources to be used
  • the target group, and prerequisites including the level of experience, the workshop is pitched at.
  • which domains from the Evaluators' Professional Learning Competency Framework your workshop addressed.

You should keep in mind the assessment criteria for workshops listed above in preparing your proposal.

Justification statement for workshops

The justification statement explains the workshop’s relevance to evaluation and the importance of what you are proposing. Maximum word limit is up to 300 words.

Workshop room set-up

When you submit your proposal, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

  • Classroom set-up
  • U-shape set-up
  • Theatre set-up
  • Cabaret set-up

Note that not all requests may be accommodated.

Please click here to view a sample of the possible room set-ups.

How to submit your proposal

Click here for instructions on how to use and access the online submission system.

On-site registration

Registrations are now closed. You can still attend by registering on the day – see here for details.

Chair/presenter info

To access chair and presenter information click here.

Key dates

Conference registrations

Pre-conference workshop registrations

Pre-conference workshops
5 and 6 September 2015

Conference  7, 8, 9 September 2015