Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation

EPE Week: Jane Peters on Engagement in the Field of Energy Evaluation

My name is Jane Peters, and I am the owner of a 19 person firm in Portland Oregon that conducts process and market evaluations of energy efficiency, renewable energy program and other resource conserving programs. I am a 20-year member of AEA and a board member of the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC), which …

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Ann Zukoski on Participatory Evaluation Approaches

My name is Ann Zukoski and I am a Senior Research Associate at Rainbow Research, Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1974, Rainbow Research’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of socially-concerned organizations through capacity building, research, and evaluation. Projects range in scale from one-time program evaluations to multi-year, multi-site research …

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Melissa Rivera on Engaging Stakeholders

Hi my name is Melissa Rivera. I am the Director of Evaluation and Research at the National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (NCPRS). Since 2006, our organization has collaborated with the National Guard Bureau to implement an evidence-based program, Stay on Track, to over 115,000 sixth through eighth grade students nationally. Since inception, NCPRS …

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Cassandra O’Neill on Collaboration and Mental Models

My name is Cassandra O’Neill and I’ve been a consultant for the past 10 years. I’m a member of a network of consultants and coaches called Wholonomy Consulting.  I’m also the President-Elect for the Arizona Evaluation Network and a member of the AEA Local Affiliate Council. A theme in my work is using effective engagement …

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Laura Myerchin Sklaroff on Community Based Participatory Research

My name is Laura Myerchin Sklaroff and I am a Project Manager, Researcher, and Evaluator with Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, Clinical Resource Management (LAC DHS CRM). My focus is on health care quality improvement for low income and underrepresented populations; prior to LAC DHS CRM I coordinated the nationally recognized practice-based research …

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David Fetterman on Google

Hi.  I am David Fetterman, President and CEO of Fetterman & Associates (with 25 years of experience at Stanford University).  I work in many areas of evaluation including  as you may know – empowerment evaluation.  One of my primary concerns is fostering collaboration in evaluation.  My Hot Tip and Cool Trick both spring from the …

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Takayoshi Kusago on Action Research

My name is Takayoshi Kusago, professor in Social System Design, Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University, Japan.  I teach fieldwork method and action research at the university.  Action research does require collaboration among researchers and practitioners – similar to empowerment evaluation.  Here I would like to share tips for those who are interested in action-oriented research. …

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Cassandra O’Neill on 7 Norms of Collaboration

My name is Cassandra O’Neill and I’ve been a consultant for the past 10 years. I’m a member of a network of consultants and coaches called Wholonomy Consulting.  I’m also the President-Elect for the Arizona Evaluation Network and a member of the AEA Local Affiliate Council. A theme in my work is using effective engagement …

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Jenny Jones on Tips for working with Community-based Organizations

My name is Jenny Jones, and I am an Associate Professor in the school of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have spent a considerable amount of time engaging in evaluation research with numerous community based organizations. The majority of my work is done in communities of color, specifically within the African American community …

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McQuiston, Lippin, and Bradley-Bull on Participatory Analysis

Greetings!  We are Tom McQuiston (USW Tony Mazzocchi Center) and Tobi Mae Lippin and Kristin Bradley-Bull (New Perspectives Consulting Group).  We have collaborated for over a decade on participatory evaluation and assessment projects for the United Steelworkers (labor union).  And we have grappled mightily with how to complete high-quality data analysis and interpretation in participatory …

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