Professional Development Workshops

New dates for the 14th EES Conference and Professional Development Workshops: 6-7 September, 2021

Thank you all for submitting your Professional Development Workshop Proposals.

The professional development sessions constitute a unique opportunity for the community of professionals in evaluation to gain knowledge and experience from stimulating and knowledgeable presenters, and to exchange with colleagues. It also provides presenters with an opportunity to share and discuss their knowledge and experience with highly motivated participants from all over the world.

The professional development workshops are one day sessions.

Topics may include:

  • Evaluation approaches
    e.g. transformative evaluation, real time evaluation, gender responsive evaluation, rights-based evaluation, theory-based evaluation, realist evaluation, goal free evaluations, causal evaluation, democratic evaluations, empowerment evaluation, developmental evaluation, principles-based evaluation, systems focussed evaluation, Blue Marble evaluation, etc.
  • Evaluation designs
    e.g. case study, meta-evaluation, organizational assessment, social impact assessment, evaluating complex networks, experimental, quasi-experimental, contribution analysis, QCA, process tracing, evaluation synthesis, etc.
  • Specific methods related to various themes
    e.g. climate change, migration, development, conflict, human rights, agriculture and food security, education, humanitarian, infrastructure, labour market, employment, equity, etc.
  • Overarching topics
    e.g. evaluation for sustainability, evaluation and use of digital technologies, evaluation as social practice, choosing evaluation approaches for evaluation designs to address complex policies and situations, commissioning evaluations, managing evaluations, communication of evaluations, promoting use of evaluation results, etc.

The content of professional development workshops should be attentive to gender responsiveness, equity, social justice and sustainability.

Tentative timeline

Workshop proposals reception: 15 March 2020 / extended until 31 March 2020
Notification of acceptance status of workshop proposals: 1 May 2020
Publication of professional development workshops list: 29 May 2020

Note: Workshop proposals reception is now closed


For queries about the content of the professional development workshop please contact Albine Guitard ( or Ian C. Davies, Credentialed Evaluator (CE) (
For logistical and organisational questions, including about your stay in Copenhagen, please contact the Conference Secretariat

Kind regards,
Albine Guitard
Ian C Davies, CE

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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