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ANZEA online workshop: Developmental Evaluation

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

ANZEA warmly invites you to register for our two part workshop on developmental evaluation with Kate McKegg and Nan Wehipeihana.

Developmental evaluation – evaluation practice for complexity

Workshop Overview

As we find ourselves in the whitewater of constant change and uncertainty, developmental evaluation has emerged to allow evaluation to be responsive amidst this complexity. For iwi, communities, government and philanthropy working in complex situations, developmental evaluation offers a critical and pragmatic alternative to traditional evaluation approaches.

Participants will learn about the principles that guide developmental evaluation practice, the thinking and practice that informs the approach, including systems thinking and complexity, as well as indigenous philosophies and methodologies.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from two of the world’s leading developmental evaluation practitioners and engage in facilitated pragmatic, application of principles based developmental evaluation’s key concepts.


Learning objectives

In two three hour modules, participants will go away with an understanding of the following:

  • The whakapapa, current state and the core concepts of developmental evaluation
  • Ways to apply the developmental evaluation principles – drawing from examples from practice
  • Considerations when designing and managing a developmental evaluation in the real world
  • Ways of addressing the challenges and questions people have about developmental evaluation.

The online course  will include the use of practical examples and real world developmental evaluation application.


Our facilitators

Kate McKegg is the director of The Knowledge Institute Ltd and a member of Kinnect Group as well as an indigenous led collective Tuakana Teina, based in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Kate has worked in evaluation, evaluation capacity building, research, policy and public sector management since the late 1980s.  She has specialised in recent years in developmental evaluation as this allows her to embody her deep commitment to social and environmental justice. She strives daily to decolonize her thinking and actions to support indigenous colleagues in struggles for justice, sovereignty, healing and revitalization. 

Nan Wehipeihana is the director of Research Evaluation Consultancy Ltd  and a member of Kinnect Group. Nan tribal affiliations are to Ngāti Tukorehe and Ngāti Raukawa, north of Wellington and to Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui on the East Coast of New Zealand. Nan specializes in research and evaluation with a focus on Māori and building evaluation capacity with tribes and Māori organisations to evidence outcomes including cultural outcomes. By bringing the voices and views of Māori to government and funders, she aims to offer insight into Māori values and perspective for use in government, business and community contexts.


Nan and Kate are international leading Developmental Evaluators. As co-editors of a core text in Developmental Evaluation (along with Michael Quinn Patton), and co-founders of the Developmental Evaluation Institute. Together and individually Nan and Kate run workshops, provide coaching and mentoring and deliver training in Developmental Evaluation around the world. This has included providing training in New Zealand (2010-2019), Australia (2010-2019), Canada (2017-2019) and Indonesia (2018). Nan and Kate were the recipients of the 2013 AES Best Evaluation Policy and Systems framework for the Developmental Evaluation of He Oranga Poutama for Sport New Zealand. More recently Kate was a recipient (along with other team members) of the American Evaluation Association’s 2019 Outstanding Evaluation award, for a developmental evaluation. 

Nan and Kate work seamlessly together, drawing on their complementary skills, to tailor an evaluation, evaluative offering or training that is fit for purpose. Respecting the values of the those they are working with and paying attention to the context and history of the place and situation is part of who they are how they practice. Engaging in respectful and mana-enhancing ways characterises their practice. At the same time, they can be ‘straight-up’, when assumptions, actions or inaction need to be questioned.


January 26
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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