Attend this conference & learn:
- How to gather data and evaluate the quality of your evidence
- How to design evidence-based policy & develop performance indicators
- How to effectively communicate a policy story with evidence
Who will attend? Senior representatives of Commonwealth, State & Local Government as well as the NGO sector with responsibility for:
Attend to learn:
- Source & utilise quantitative evidence
- Communicate your evidence & policy effectively
- Design performance indicators & policy
- Evaluate the quality of your evidence
NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Michael Woodhouse has over 20 years experience in health and human services that includes policy, program and operational roles. He has worked for the NSW, Northern Territory and Commonwealth governments as well as in the non government sector. Michael has worked with FACS for five years. His previous roles have included A/g Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services and Executive Director roles in Strategic Policy, Ministerial and Communication Services and Carers, Ageing and Disability Inclusion.
Michael had led FACS work to build commissioning capability to better link FACS services to client outcomes. He holds degrees in Economics and Law.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Graeme Barden is the Acting First Assistant Secretary of the Research, Data and Evaluation Division of the Commonwealth Department of Health. Mr Barden and his teams inform and shape policy development through the use of research, data analytics, performance measurement, and evaluation. This is evidence-based policy in action, built on identifying areas to strengthen to ensure the best available evidence to inform policy advice, including through governance, practice and capability development.
DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION & BORDER PROTECTION
Meg Reid is the Director of Australian Trusted Trader Headquarters Section within the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and is responsible for the delivery of the Australian Trusted Trader programme. Within DIBP, Ms Reid previously held positions as Assistant Director, Irregular Migration Policy, responsible for people smuggling policy and third country resettlement options under Operation Sovereign Borders; Assistant Director, Middle East and Sri Lanka; and Assistant Director, Joint Agency Task Force. Ms Reid has previously held positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Prior to public service, Ms Reid was engaged in the private sector, working in crisis and project management at Societe General, Lloyds TSB, Anglo Irish Bank and BP International in London. Ms Reid holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Communications and a Graduate Diploma in International Relations. Ms Reid has has lived in London, Los Angeles and Cairo.
ARTD is a leading Australian-owned public policy consultancy firm with a strong-track record of delivering high-quality projects since 1989. Our core business is working with government and not-for-profit service providers in the design, development, consultation, facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and whole of portfolio performance.
ARTD began over 25 years ago when the founding directors were working at an Aboriginal-run college in Sydney, and their director lent them the costs of incorporation. ARTD has grown to become one of the most respected and enduring consultancy firms in its field. We have successfully delivered over 1,300 consultancy projects across diverse sectors. We were early pioneers in the use of program logic and remain at the forefront of evaluation theory and practice. We are highly regarded in the public policy sector any by our peers. We are active member of 25 procurement panels across Commonwealth and state governments and have won the Australasian Evaluation Society’s award for Best Evaluation Policy and Systems (2010) and Best Public Sector Evaluation (2014).
At ARTD our approach is simple—we listen to our clients and draw on our expertise and those of policy and program stakeholders to develop means of bringing evidence and insight to decision makers.
What People Are Saying
“Highly relevant content, great networking opportunities, great array of speakers.”Tracie-lee Little, Australian Skills Quality Authority
“Engaging, insightful, thought-provoking, instructive,
entertaining – this conference had it all!”Judy Gordon, Australian Securities & Investments Commission
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