WEBINAR: Understanding the difference you make
- To develop an understanding of the role of evidence and evaluation in understanding the impact of adult learning.
- To learn about the “Understanding the difference you make” evaluation toolkit, which is aimed at supporting providers of adult learning and career change programmes to conduct evaluations of their own programmes.
- To hear the experiences of a range of stakeholders including providers who have used the evaluation toolkit.
Speakers and facilitators
Chair: Alex Stevenson, Head of Essential and Life Skills, Learning and Work Institute, UK
Welcome and introduction: Naomi Clayton, Deputy Director, Learning and Work Institute, UK
Understanding the difference you make – an evaluation toolkit: Corin Egglestone, Research Manager, Learning and Work Institute, UK
Provider perspective: Panel discussion, speaker names TBC
The webinar will take place on Zoom.
To participate in the webinar, please complete the registration form.
Alex Stevenson, Head of Essential and Life Skills, Learning and Work Institute
Alex Stevenson is Head of Essential and Life Skills at L&W, leading the organisation’s programmes of research and development in adult basic skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages and community learning. At L&W, he has delivered numerous projects to support policy development and effective practice in adult basic skills for clients such as the Department for Education, the Greater London Authority and the Education and Training Foundation. Before joining L&W, Alex taught, managed and developed adult basic skills and ESOL provision for over 13 years, variously working in FE colleges, a local authority adult education service and for an independent training provider. He is currently an executive board member at the European Association for the Education of Adults and is an Executive Committee member at the European Basic Skills Network.
Naomi Clayton, Deputy Director, Learning and Work Institute, UK
Naomi Clayton is deputy director for research and development. Naomi has more than 14 years’ experience in policy and research with specialisms in employment, skills and labour market disadvantage issues. Prior to joining L&W, Naomi was deputy director at the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth, and policy and research manager at Centre for Cities where she was responsible for developing and overseeing programmes to support effective policy and practice. She has worked with partners across the UK to support them to use of evidence and demonstrate impact through the implementation of skills strategies, youth employment support and in-work progression pilots, and the development of local industrial strategies.
Corin Egglestone, Research Manager, Learning and Work Institute, UK
Corin is a research manager in L&W’s new What Works Unit, involving the support and promotion of evidence use and generation across the employment and skills sector. He joined L&W as a researcher following completion of a PhD in Consumer Health Informatics. During his time at L&W, Corin has worked on a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research projects; for example, he led our recent evaluation of Welsh Government’s Traineeships programme and was an evaluation manager for the Nesta CareerTech Challenge Programme, which supported providers of innovative digital skills training to embed evaluation into their project design and delivery. Whilst at L&W, Corin has also led the design and analysis of our annual Adult Participation in Learning Survey.