Celebrations at TIHR!
2015 has been designated an International ‘Year of Evaluation’ with the aim of promoting evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.
2015 is also a significant year for evaluation at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR). It is 35 years since we began to undertake evaluation at TIHR. During which time we launched ‘Evaluation – the international journal of theory, research and practice’, 21 years ago, which we jointly own with Sage Publications, and supported the establishment of the first evaluation society outside the USA and Australia, the UK Evaluation Society (UKES), 20 years ago. We look back on and forward from 35 years of contributing to evaluation theory and practice, on both a national and international stage: something we will be reflecting on in a series of papers to be posted on our website throughout the year. The first of these, ‘35 Years of Evaluation at The Tavistock Institute: Shifts in Theory and Practice’ provides an introduction and backwards reflection, by Frances Abraham.
We will also be celebrating the year of evaluation with a number of other activities. A series of Colloquia, with invited guests on the topic of ‘Dynamics of Evaluation’ will be launched in April. The first of these will be on the topic of ‘Evaluation as Reflective Practice’ led by Dione Hills, whose paper on this topic will be included in the UKES’s March e-newsletter. The Dynamics of Evaluation will also be the subject of an exploratory session at the UKES annual conference in May (title: ‘How to keep your head when all around you……’) and the theme of a new professional training offering, to be launched towards the end of the year. Details will be posted on the website later in the year
If you are interested in following up on any of the above, please contact Dione Hills.
For more information about the year of evaluation and UKES events, please see http://www.evaluation.org.uk.
See information about ‘Evaluation – the international journal of theory, research and practice’