Call for trainers


Pre-conference professional development workshops will take place September 29-30, 2014. These one day sessions constitute a key and integral part of the overall conference experience.

The main purpose of the pre-conference workshops is to  provide high quality and practically oriented professional development training drawing on the ever increasing and rapidly evolving body of evaluation theory and practice. This focus distinguishes the pre-conference workshop from the various other session formats within the EES Conference itself.

In addition pre-conference workshops are critical to a significant segment of conference participants who are bursary recipients as they are required typically to attend them as a condition of their funding agreements.

The pre -conference workshop is a full day session and topics may include:

  • Types of evaluation, e.g. theory-based approaches, goal free evaluations, democratic evaluations,  empowerment evaluation, developmental evaluation, etc.
  • General designs, e.g. case study, meta-analysis, meta-evaluation, performance audit, organizational assessment, social impact assessment, evaluating complex networks, quasi-experimental, contribution analysis, mixed methods, etc.
  • Specific methods related to various sectors, such as climate change, migration and development, conflict and human rights, agriculture and food security, education, infrastructure, structural funds, labour market and employment, etc.
  • Evaluation and use of digital technologies, such as social media, big data, mobile phone interactions and surveys, crowd sourcing,  etc.
  • Overarching topics, e.g. commissioning evaluations, managing evaluations, communication of evaluations, etc.

If you are interested in conducting a one day pre-conference workshop, please submit your proposal with the following (please note the submission is closed):

  1. Short Trainer Bio  - your name, affiliation and experience in conducting similar professional development activities, including references and evaluations of courses you have given if possible.
  2. Workshop title and trainer photo (only selected trainers will be asked to provide their photo, therefore there is no need to send it in advance).
  3. Target Audience - with indicated level of prior knowledge expected of the participants and target (e.g. beginner / intermediate / advanced level; commissioners / evaluators; participants with good knowledge in empirical social research)
  4. Workshop Content ­– learning outcomes; content and coverage of the session (max 1 page)
  5. Detailed workshop outline – Training / Learning Methods / Teaching strategy (e.g. presentation, group work, discussion etc.) (max  1,5 page)
  6. Any other sdpecific Issues 

EES will waive the conference fee for the main workshop presenter and provide two nights hotel accommodation for the full-day workshop.

For logistical and organisational questions relating to your stay in Dublin, please contact the conference secretariat: Lukas Marecek (

Conference Secretariat: C-IN, 5. kvetna 65, 140 21 Prague 4, CZE | tel.: +420 261 174 301 | fax: +420 261 174 307
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