SNA TIG Week: A Little History by Maryann Durland

Hi! I’m Maryann Durland and this week the Social Network Analysis (SNA) TIG will be posting. First SNA is frequently referred to as Network Analysis and Organizational Analysis, depending on the field of interest. These terms come out of the social sciences, particularly sociology, anthropology, economics, and other social science areas. In some cases, network …

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YFE TIG Week: Youth at the Center of MERL Practices by Pia Saunders Campbell and Alejandra De Freitas

Hello, I am Pia Saunders Campbell, Director of Measurement, Evaluation & Learning at the International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Communications Co-Chair of the Youth-Focused Evaluation TIG, here with my colleague Alejandra De Freitas.  IYF’s belief that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems inherently leads to a …

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YFE TIG Week: Advancing Youth Equity through YPE by Nou Yang

I am Nou Yang from The Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), a program of Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. YLI’s mission is to develop the next generation of multicultural leaders who have the skills and desire to contribute to making a thriving and inclusive community. YLI has been practicing Youth Participatory Evaluation (YPE) for a number of …

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YFE TIG Week: Co-leading evaluations with youth by Cara Karter and Julian Brown

Hello, we are Cara Karter, evaluator at After School Matters (ASM), and Julian Brown, former research and evaluation intern at ASM and current Chicago Public High School student. This summer we worked together on a mixed-methods implementation evaluation of an ASM initiative with the Chicago Police Department. This was the first time the Research & …

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YFE TIG Week: Engaging young people in online consultations using Slack by Dr. Natasha Koustova and Kimberly Bowman

We are Dr. Natasha Koustova and Kimberly Bowman and we work with Girl Guides of Canada.  Girl Guides represents nearly 100,000 girls and women across Canada and aims to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.  As staff, we look for opportunities to meaningfully incorporate girls and ‘girl-voice’ into the organization’s design, research and evaluation …

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YFE TIG Week: Purple slushy data points: lessons learned from program evaluation in high school settings by Scott Mengebier

Hi, I’m Scott Mengebier and I work with an Evaluation team for a national foundation. For the past year, I have been leading our program evaluation in research compliance nationally, and driving data collection on a regional level for our largest project: measuring the impact of a social-emotional learning intervention on high schoolers’ academic performance …

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YFE TIG Week: Establishing and Maintaining Child and Youth Advisory Committees by Mónica Ruiz-Casares

I am Mónica Ruiz-Casares, Program Chair of the Youth Focused Evaluation TIG. I am Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University and Researcher at the Sherpa University Institute in Montreal. I am also member of the International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP), a group of academic and research centers, non-government …

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HPEER TIG Week: Evaluating Inter-professional Quality Improvement Education: Lessons Learned from Continuing Education Programs in the Health Professions by Asma M. Ali and Francis Kwakwa

We are Asma M. Ali of AA & Associates, LLC and Francis Kwakwa of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago. We spend a great deal of our day-jobs thinking about challenges of evaluation and assessment in Quality Improvement in Continuing Education for health professionals. Continuing Education [CE] must meet constantly changing regulatory and …

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