Social Impact Evaluation Principles and Practices

This course introduces the principles and practice of evaluating the effectiveness of program activities using evaluative and strategic thinking.
QUT EX course facilitator

Your expert facilitators Dr Ruth Knight and Louise Baldwin

Dr Ruth Knight

Dr Ruth Knight is an experienced trainer, researcher and evaluator who has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 30 years. Ruth is passionate about facilitating conversations about social outcomes, logic modelling and impact measurement. She has undertaken a wide range of research and evaluations and helped organisations develop strategies, tools and approaches to ensure they are compliant, innovative and developing a continuous improvement culture. Ruth provides practical and high energy workshops to create collaboration and action learning.

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Louise Baldwin

Louise Baldwin is a lecturer and researcher in QUT’s School of Public Health & Social Work. She is an innovative leader in health promotion and public health in Australia and globally. She is known for her ‘out of the box’ approaches to population wide health and her ability to conduct large scale programs and evaluations.  She is a passionate leader in evidence-based practice and working across sectors to create on-the-ground, community-based change.   She is currently expanding this work to identify opportunities between social entrepreneurship and social enterprise and the impacts for public health. Louise was recognised in 2018 as an inaugural Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Convention Trailblazer for her extensive work in chronic disease prevention in Queensland and national influence in health promotion.

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QUT EX course testimonial

"A great way to learn and sharpen my focus on measuring what matters most in the work I lead."

“The Social Impact Evaluation – Principles and Practices offered by QUTeX and Hand Heart Pocket is the perfect offering of theory, practice, activities and tools to measure the real impact of the work we do in our communities.  The coursework provided by the team at The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies is well crafted to meet the needs of leaders, program leads for organisations creating social impact for their clients. Personally I have found the course materials, the group activities and meeting other like minded not for profit leaders, a great way to learn and sharpen my focus on measuring what matters most in the work I lead.  I would highly recommend this course to others interested in measuring all aspects of program delivery and impact, and connecting with other wonderful likeminded leaders of social change”. Click here to hear more from Chris.

Chris Seiboth

Executive Lead, Lutheran Services