Evaluation for change: Change for evaluation
He arotake rereketanga: Kia rereke te arotaketanga
Conference 16–18 July 2018 • Full day workshops July 19
As evaluators, our purpose is to show what’s working, for whom and why, to enable positive change for society, ecologies, organisations, communities, whānau, families and individuals.
Evaluation can provide a grounded calmness and solid foundation for exploring what’s been and what might be. But pausing and reflecting, exploring uncertainties and challenges, might be seen as anathema to ‘action’ and ‘discovery’ oriented practitioners who might prefer to focus on new opportunities and novel ways of doing things.
The process of creating change, the outcomes and its impacts, touch everyone and sometimes in unexpected ways.
But are we responsible, as Professor Viviane Robinson asserts, for “…too much change and not enough improvement”?
We look forward to hearing about the role and process of evaluation to enable positive change in a world where credibility can be questioned from above and below and from different cultural perspectives.
Contributors have been invited to reflect on personal and community experiences of evaluation: how might we learn from the past to move forward? How might evaluation and evaluators change to keep making a positive difference in a world marked by stark inequities and hierarchies of power and privilege?
Conference Programme and Workshops
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Silver and Bronze Sponsors
Our 2018 conference venue is the fabulous Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre which has recently undergone extensive refurbishments. It is located at 58 Waipuna Road in Mt Wellington, Auckland.
If you need a place to stay, you may wish to enquire at the hotel at your convenience. A special conference rate is provided on a per room per night basis including breakfast at $185.00 incl. GST.
Bookings can be made by either calling the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre reservations team on toll free 0800 924 786 or emailing them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transport to and from Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
Waipuna Hotel is located approximately 20km from Auckland Airport, and 20km from Auckland CBD. There are over 400 free parking spaces onsite. Accessible carparks are available.
By Public Transport
Buses. There is a bus stop (#7926) on Carbine Road, 6 minutes walk from the venue. Buses 757 and 532 go to and from the city centre. There is shelter and seating at the bus stop.
Trains. From Britomart Station – Auckland CBD
- 20 minute train ride on the Eastern Line south to Sylvia Park Train Station (trains leave approximately every 10 minutes during peak times).
- then a ~15 minute walk (1.5 km) to Waipuna Hotel
From the Airport
- Outside the terminal, take bus 380 to Coronation Road, Papatoetoe (Bus Stop #6482)
- Walk 300m to Papatoetoe Train Station to catch the Eastern Line to Sylvia Park Station
- Then a ~15 minute walk (1.5 km) to Waipuna Hotel
- There are wheelchairs available for use
- All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc)
- There is a baby change station or separate parent room available
For more information on the features provided by Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre for conference attendees (such as those with a vision impairment, deaf or have a hearing impairment, mobility impairment, young children and learning or intellectual impairment) please visit Be.accessible:
Some other accommodation options close to the conference venue
Sylvia Park Motel
153 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington Auckland (09) 527 7404
Ellerslie Palms Hotel
384 Ellerslie – Panmure Hwy, Mount Wellington, Auckland (0274) 883 834
Mt Wellington Motel
580 Mount Wellington Hwy, Mount Wellington, Auckland (09) 276 2771
Best Westin International Ellerslie
2 Wilkinson Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland (09) 525 1909