5th ENCATC Working Group on Evaluation

Potsdam, Germany

Tuesday, 19 June

09:30 - 10:00

This is a draft programme and subject to change. 

Guest speakers will be announced soon!

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and introduction to the day's programme

10:15 - 10:30

Brief round-up / run-through of previous meetings’ conclusions and quick peek preview of the remaining 2018 and 2019 WG Evaluation sessions

10:30 - 10:45

Agenda setting for the ‘In conversation with’ session 

In this session participants are invited to interrogate their own practice and share some questions around the research methodologies deployed to generate the evidence necessary to evaluate the work and impact of networks. These topics will provide the agenda for the ‘In conversation with’ session at 11.45.    

10:45 - 11:30

Introducing and reflecting on some of the main issues that are relevant to the evaluation of networks, taking ENCATC as a case study 

This interactive session takes ENCATC as a case and starting point to derive key issues relevant to the evaluation of a knowledge-based network. The session also considers different types and models of evaluation but mindful that each evaluation is to an extent unique to a specific organisation and of the need to be creative. 

11:30 - 11:45

Networking coffee break

11:45 - 13:00

‘In conversation with’ on the topic of Evaluation of impact – what evidence, what research methodologies? 

Picking up on participants’ agenda at 10.30 and on key issues in evidence gathering and methodologies, this participatory session promotes a lively multilogue and debate between guests, moderator and participants on issues related to the impacts and evaluation of networks, the challenges of collecting evidence to demonstrate impact, and communicating this ‘picture’ to different audiences. 

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Reflective session: participants share their network evaluation experiences

15:00 - 16:00

Working Groups in Parallel    

Working in groups, participants make sense of the day’s debates and learning: to what extent may they apply to their network/organisation? What are the challenges to the evaluation process? What are the most relevant indicators? What are the most suitable methodologies to produce the evidence to populate these indicators? And, any advice for ENCATC?

16:30 - 17:00

Report back from Working Groups, final discussion and next steps

19:30 - 20:30

Networking time at A Museum Night Out – Dance at the Museum

This event is organized by Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) and its partners within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

  • Address: Museum für Kommunikation Berlin -  Leipziger Straße 16, 10117 Berlin