Mentoring, training and evaluation capacity building

The Kinnect Group regularly provides mentoring, training and evaluation capacity building, at conferences, academic courses, professional development workshops, and for clients in-house. The training draws on our specialist expertise in areas such as:


  • Evaluation basics including:
    • Logic models
    • Theory of change
    • Evaluative rubrics
    • Evaluation-specific methodology
  • Developmental evaluation
  • Systems thinking and complexity approaches
  • Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous evaluation
  • Value for money

Recent examples of the training we offer

Value for Money workshops

Julian King

Determining whether policies and programmes provide value for the resources invested is a tricky business. Economic evaluation offers a powerful set of methods for evaluating efficiency, but is only fit for purpose in certain circumstances and may be combined with other forms of evaluative reasoning to support evaluative judgements that balance multiple criteria (e.g., efficiency and equity).

Julian offers workshops on how to address evaluative questions about value for money combining economic analysis with other evaluation approaches. He has delivered these workshops in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, for evaluation associations and in-house teams.

Please contact the Kinnect Group for more information on our Value for Money workshops.

Developmental Evaluation

Kate McKegg and Nan Wehipeihana

Developmental evaluation supports innovation development to guide adaption to emergent and dynamic realities in complex environments (Michael Quinn Patton, 2010).

Developmental evaluation supports the ongoing development and adaption of a programme, or innovation in emergent and complex situations.

Kate McKegg and Nan Wehipeihana offer workshops and mentoring on the design and use of Developmental Evaluation. In January 2017 they ran a developmental evaluation workshop for the Rockefeller Global Fellowship on Social Innovation in Ubud, Indonesia; and in May 2017 with Dr Nora Murphy they will offer a full-day workshop at the Canadian Evaluation Society annual conference in Vancouver, Canada.

Please contact the Kinnect Group for more information on our Developmental Evaluation workshops.