• Evaluation criteria, questions, measurement, and synthesis: a refresher;
  • Applying evaluation criteria and designing evaluation questions;
  • Questionnaire creation and survey administration;
  • Presenting results.


By the end of this course, you will have an applied understanding of evaluation design, including some experience in developing questions to administer through a survey and familiarity with techniques on how to present your results. Your department/agency will benefit from improved evaluation understanding at both program or policy commencement and at review.

  • Applied understanding of evaluation in the public sector
  • Applied understanding of evaluation design
  • Applied understanding of evaluation tools

Who Should Attend 

People new to policy roles, or those wishing to deepen their skills. Those responsible for policy implementation and review. 

Benefits to You and Your Organisation 

  • Networking with people in similar roles in the SA public sector 
  • Expert input, skills development and access to strategies, tools and tips for policy and program evaluation 
  • Increased confidence in policy and program evaluation. 

This course is designed for those who have attended the Introduction to Program Evaluation course. It provides and applied understanding of the concepts covered during the Introduction course.

Learn about our speakers

Dr Rodrigo Praino

Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy
Flinders University

Dr Rodrigo Praino is Associate Professor of Politics and Public Policy at Flinders University. He holds a PhD in Political Science and has received several prestigious fellowships, scholarships and awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship. In 2018 he became the first political scientist to win a Tall Poppy Science Award for excellence is scientific research and communication.

A/Professor Praino was the Director of the Flinders postgraduate program in Public Policy and Public Management for almost a decade. He is an expert in decision-making and political behaviour and has conducted successful research on elections, focusing on how voters make decisions in a context of low-information. His publications in this area cover a wide range of issues, including the effect of political scandals and corruption, the political behavior of young voters, the political representation of women, and the role of candidate physical appearance.

A/Professor Praino is also one of the only scholars in Australia engaged in research on space policy. This is a growing field of research that is quickly becoming extremely important. He is particularly interested in understanding and analysing the importance of space assets for defence, economic development, international relations, and decision-making. He is founder of the Space Power and Policy Applied Research Consortium (SPPARC), which conducts research on space policy.

A/Prof Praino’s research has been published by top peer-reviewed academic journals in the Social Sciences, including Political Behavior, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, American Politics Research and Government and Opposition. It has attracted funding from various sources, including the Australian Research Council, SmartSat CRC, Defence, and UNICEF. It has also featured in major international media outlets, including the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Politico, the Times of India, the Pew Research Centre and the Herald Sun.

Upcoming course availability

In person

August 2024

Monday, 05 August 2024


1 full day
9:30am-4:30pm (9:15am registration)

Workbook, resources, lunch, morning tea and refreshments

12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
(please visit registration links for further information)
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Personal Member $575
State Govt Employee Member $615
Corporate Member $625
Non-member $725