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Using the chaordic stepping stones to advance inclusion and creativity in a partnership by Miranda Yates, Nancy Eagan, Elise Cappella, Sophia Hwang, and Michael Kieffer

Hello from Miranda Yates and Nancy Eagan from Good Shepherd Services (GSS) and Elise Cappella, Sophia Hwang, and Michael Kieffer from the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at New York University (NYU). We are members of a research-practice partnership (RPP) called ACROSS (Advancing Collaborative Research in Out of School Settings). We would like …

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LAWG Week: Building Community: Failures and creativity’s nexus, and a nod to MESI

I’m Michael Quinn Patton of Utilization-Focused Evaluation. I came to the University of Minnesota in 1973 as a postdoc in one of the world’s first evaluation methodology training programs. Though I’ve been here the better part of my life, I’m still viewed as an outsider by native Minnesotans. However, they would appreciate making you aware …

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ACA TIG Week: Ivonne Chand O’Neal on the Use of Creativity Measures in Program Evaluation

My name is Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Co-Chair of the American Evaluation Association’s Arts Culture and Audiences Topical Interest Group (TIG) and Chief Research Officer at Creativity Testing Services (CTS), a research consulting firm specializing in the creation and validation of creativity assessments, and applications of creativity testing in corporate, educational, and artistic environments. In this …

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Sara Vaca on My favorite quotes about creativity

Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant at EvalQuality.com and Creative Advisor of this blog. As mentioned before, I consider creativity a key competence in life, and in evaluation. How so? If there is anything clear regarding evaluation it is that there are no rules. No rules. It is a totally adaptive discipline that can be …

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Sara Vaca on Fostering Creativity in Evaluation

Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant at EvalQuality.com and Creative Advisor of this blog. Creativity is another powerful tool evaluators can potentially use at certain points of the evaluation process to improve engagement or to solve eventual dead-ends or conflicts. So I have started posting about this subject and today I’m going to share my …

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Sara Vaca on Using Creativity to Design a Meta-evaluation Dashboard

Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant at EvalQuality.com and Creative Advisor of this blog. I started with this post (link) observing where and how evaluation can use a dash of creativity, and now I’m going to share my experience using creativity to better understand evaluation. After my first AEA conference in Washington D.C. (October 2013), …

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Sara Vaca on Creativity and Evaluation Part II

“Creativity is intelligence having fun”, Albert Einstein. Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant (EvalQuality.com) and recently appointed Creative Advisor of this blog. To start contributing I thought of writing some posts about how creativity intertwines with evaluation. This is Part II of a two-part post. You can find Part I here. Lesson Learned: Evaluation is …

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Sara Vaca on Creativity and Evaluation Part I

“Creativity is intelligence having fun”, Albert Einstein. Greetings! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant (EvalQuality.com) and recently appointed Creative Advisor of this blog. To start contributing I thought of writing some posts about how creativity intertwines with evaluation. This is Part I of a two-part post. Lesson Learned: Evaluation is a rigorous, systematic transdiscipline. However, evaluators …

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IE TIG Week: Alicia McCoy on Using Humor and Creativity to Engage Staff in Evaluation

My name is Alicia McCoy and I am the Research and Evaluation Manager at Family Life. Family Life is an independent community organization that provides services to families, children and young people in Melbourne, Australia. Engaging staff around evaluation can be challenging at the best of times, especially for internal evaluators who need to facilitate …

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ACA Week: Kathleen Tinworth on the Need to Communicate with Creativity and Innovation

I’m Kathleen Tinworth and I co-chair the recently re-named Arts, Culture, and Audiences TIG of AEA with Don Glass, who began this week’s AEA365 series. I lead the Audience Insights department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and also consult via my alter ego, ExposeYourMuseum. Lessons Learned Don started this week with a …

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