Director, Coutts J&R and QualDATA
Dr Jeff Coutts has a PhD in Agricultural and Environmental Science and has extensive experience in the areas of agricultural extension, social research and program and project evaluation and is a founding member of the Australasian Pacific Extension Network. He is a director of Coutts J&R and QualDATA which have focused on engagement, agricultural extension and evaluation since 2001 and an adjunct Professor with the International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences at USQ. He has undertaken extensive reviews and evaluations across agricultural and natural resource programs and has a recent focus on developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and systems for large programs and organizations. He has recently undertaken a review of extension and education in the Reef Regions of Queensland and was involved in developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for programs directed at improving water quality to the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
CRC Benchmarking Survey Report – an interactive open discussion
Workshop, Monday 14 May, 1430–1600 (includes CRC Association AGM)
The 2016/17 4th bi-annual CRCA Benchmarking Survey forms part of the regular benchmarking and impact reporting activity of the CRCA. This in turn informs CRCA members and their decision making, as well supporting CRCA in promoting the benefits and contributions of CRCs to industry, government and the wider community.
The survey data compiled directly from individual CRCs in late 2017 is complemented by the MDQ and Annual Report data to create the current CRCA Benchmarking Study Report.
This interactive workshop session at the 2018 CRCA Conference has a particular focus on innovation and engagement with business and industry, as well as considering the findings around gender balance and diversity in management; results of collaboration and partnerships including uses of outputs; significant outputs and products achieved; communication and user engagement, plus results of monitoring and evaluation around CRC impacts and legacy issues.
The workshop and discussion will include considerations around CRC performance, benefits and impacts, plus emerging trends of key components of CRC management and operations.