Terry Smutylo ***Key note speaker***
Terry Smutylo created IDRC’s Evaluation Unit in 1992, serving as its Director until 2005. Since then he has worked as a Special Advisor to IDRC, on the faculty of IPDET, as an Outcome Mapping trainer and facilitator, and as an independent evaluation consultant with international development organizations. He specializes in methods which empower stakeholders, promote learning and focus on outcomes in project, program and strategic evaluations. While with the IDRC, he led teams that developed several internationally recognized methodologies, including Organizational Self-Assessment and Outcome Mapping. He has worked with organizations in Canada, United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, conducting evaluations, providing training, and facilitating organizational development.
Ricardo has worked as a metal factory worker and door-to-door salesman in the USA, surveyor and community development worker in Colombia, publishing executive in the Caribbean, field director for the American Friends Service Committee in Guatemala, director of the Latin American Programme of experiential Friends World College, journalist and managing director of Inforpress Centroamericana, senior manager with Greenpeace International, and foreign aid advisor with Oxfam Novib. He left Novib in 2007 and began a new career full-time as an evaluator. With colleagues, he developed the Outcome Harvesting tool, inspired and informed by Outcome Mapping. Ricardo was elected as the Chair of the Stewards group from February 2012.
Ziad MoussaZiad is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut. Over the past 10 years he has managed complex multi-country evaluations across the Arab world and the global South with the EU, IDRC, ILO, UNDP and IFAD among others. He is credited for the Arabization of the reference book “Outcome Mapping: Building Reflection and Learning into Development Programs” in addition to several other publications on R&D in MENA. Ziad is currently an elected Board Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), chairperson of the MENA Evaluators Network (EvalMENA) and member of the Board of Stewards of the OMLC
Simon is a Research Fellow in the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at the Overseas Development Institute, London, who with support from IDRC are the current secretariat for the Outcome Mapping Learning Community. Simon has coordinated the OMLC since 2007, providing facilitation support, newsletter editing, webinar hosting as well as supporting the Stewards group. He has been training individuals and organisations in OM since 2008 and has advised many programmes in the use of OM, particular for strategic planning and monitoring of policy influencing. He is also in the core team of the BetterEvaluation initiative, a platform for improving evaluation practice and theory through sharing of information on methods.
Heidi SchaefferHeidi is the knowledge and learning manager for the Association of Ontario Health Centres, a network of community-governed primary health care centres in Canada serving over 500,000 clients. She works in participatory program planning, evaluation, facilitation, and new communication technologies for learning and change. She combines OM with Participatory Action Research, Appreciative Inquiry and Whole Systems Learning. Heidi worked for many years in radio for development with First Nations in Canada, as well as with broadcasters in South-East Asia and Africa. Her recent work in Canada focusses on organizational development and governance with community and social service organizations. She discovered Outcome Mapping in 2005 and began delivering training in Canada, Asia and Africa in 2008. Heidi conducted research in Outcome Mapping in 2009/2010 examining patterns in the development of progress markers.
Jan Van OngevalleJan is a Research Manager in the International Development Unit at the Research Institute for Work and Society, University of Leuven, Belgium. In this position, he has coordinated various action research programmes that aimed at strengthening learning centred monitoring and evaluation practices. Prior to this, Jan worked in Zimbabwe for 15 years where he was responsible for the application of Outcome Mapping in several education programmes funded by the Flemish Office for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB). He has written extensively about his experiences with the implementation of innovative planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) approaches such as outcome mapping. Jan has helped several organizations in using outcome mapping and other complexity oriented PME approaches. He has also facilitated numerous outcome mapping training workshops in various countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.