As the tides begin to change, and with the impending shift towards outcomes based contracting on the horizon, there has never been a better time to reconnect, benchmark and learn from each other to get ready for change.
This online conference is the only event in Australia to bring the sector together to discuss current and emerging trends with measuring and evaluating social outcomes. Speakers and participants will share how they are adapting to rapid and complex change using agile and digital tools and the steps they are taking to get ready for outcomes based contracting.
Benefits of attending an online conference• Benchmark your progress against other organisations across Australia & the UK
• Highly interactive with opportunities to chat throughout the conference
• Network & build new connections during interactive breakout sessions
• Walk away with a toolkit of knowledge that you will be able to implement immediately in your role
• Reduce your carbon footprint & be socially responsible by attending this event online
• Maximise your learning outcomes by attending a pre or post seminar facilitated by an expert
Who will attend?Senior leaders, professionals & practitioners from the Not-forProfit & Philanthropic sectors with responsibility for:
This event is also relevant for public sector professionals supporting & contracting with the social services sector.
Benefits of attending
- Adapt outcomes measurement during rapid & complex change
- Get your organisation ready for outcomes based contracting
- Embed digital tools and create a data driven culture to measure & track impact
- Learn how to measure the social impact of digital interventions
- Use quality data to tell a compelling story for grantmakers & stakeholders
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Rapid, relevant & responsive research & evaluation
- CASE STUDY: Agile & rapid outcomes measurement during complex change
- Everyday evaluation – Embedding evaluation systems & tools into your organisational practice
- CASE STUDY: Closing the Gap through economic appraisal and program evaluation in Aboriginal-specific program and policy
- KEYNOTE SESSION: Developing the Amplify Social Impact online platform to increase the accessibility of outcomes measurement
- CASE STUDY: Digitising tools to measure child, youth & family outcomes
- CASE STUDY: Effectively measuring outcomes in the online setting
- CASE STUDY: Early insights into measuring & evaluating men’s health & social outcomes in a digital setting
University College London (UCL), UK
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros is a medical anthropologist interested in applied health research and the development of rapid approaches to research. She works across five interdisciplinary teams, applying anthropological theories and methods to study and improve healthcare delivery in the UK and abroad. She has written extensively on the use of rapid qualitative research and currently Co-Directs the Rapid Research Evaluation and Appraisal Lab (RREAL) with Dr Ginger Johnson. Cecilia works as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Targeted Intervention, UCL and as a Social Scientist at the NIAA Health Services Research Centre (HSRC), Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA). She is the past director of the Qualitative Health Research Network (QHRN) and a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA).
Centre for Social Impact, UNSW
Associate Professor Graham Brown has been working and researching community led health promotion, social change, and evaluation for more than 25 years.
He is passionate about research that enables communities to mobilise and lead social change and this underpins Graham’s leadership role at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW, as the academic lead for Amplify and our evaluation programs.
Graham’s early work in social impact and community mobilisation was in the Australian HIV response. Through this be became an advocate for community led and owned evaluation and building evidence to advocate for structural and policy change.
Graham has a long history of collaborative research and advocacy with marginalised or underserved communities and their organisations. This has included community organisations and health services working in HIV, hepatitis C, sexual health, youth outreach, mental health, multicultural health, rural health, and domestic violence.
Prior to commencing at CSI, Graham headed the Social Responses to HIV and Viral Hepatitis Program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society. Graham led the application of systems approaches and complexity theory to support community, health and social services identify outcomes and demonstrate impact within their community, policy and health systems.
He has led more than 60 projects attracting over $10 million in funding spanning across evaluation research, participatory action and co-creation research, implementation research, development and validation of social impact indicators, policy research, and social and behavioural research.
Graham has published more than 75 journal papers and sits on a range of state, national, and international policy, program and evaluation committees.
Office of Social Impact Investment, NSW Treasury
Lisa Minchella is a policy professional with experience working across a diverse range of policy areas in the NSW Government, as well as having spent time working in and learning from the not-for-profit sector.
Currently Acting Associate Director in the NSW Office of Social Impact Investment at NSW Treasury, this role aligns with Lisa’s drive for working for purpose as it sees her foster partnerships across sectors to test new approaches for addressing complex social problems. She currently leads NSW’s first social impact investment focused on Aboriginal economic development and also works on projects relating to youth employment, social enterprises as well as building capability for measuring impact and outcomes-based contracts.
Lisa works in government because it is one of the greatest levers that we have for creating social change and to make a positive difference to the people living in NSW. Prior to entering the public sector, Lisa worked in the not-for-profit sector at UN Women Australia and, inspired by her time there, continues to pursue this passion through projects and volunteer work that strive towards gender equality. She is currently co-Chair of UN Women Australia’s Sydney International Women’s Day Committee.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Public Policy from The University of Sydney.
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
Eleanor is a public policy and evaluation professional with over 15 years working with the Victorian public sector. Eleanor has recently joined the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) as Deputy Director of Research and Advisory. Prior to this Eleanor held a number of executive and senior management roles in the Victorian Departments of Health, Premier and Cabinet, and Education and Training. Most recently, Eleanor led the Centre for Evaluation and Research Evidence at the Department of Health and was redeployed in 2020-21 to support the Victoria Covid-19 response. Eleanor is the convenor for the Victorian Committee for the Australian Evaluation Society, co-founder of the Victorian and Australian Public Sector Evaluation Networks, and has guest lectured for ANZSOG and the University of Melbourne.