Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation

Graphic Recording as an evaluation tool in community engaged research by Clara Pelfrey, Johnine Byrne and Darcy Freedman

Hello! I’m Clara Pelfrey, Translational Research Evaluation TIG past chair and evaluator for the Clinical and Translation Science Collaborative at Case Western Reserve University. I’m joined by graphic recorder Johnine Byrne, owner of See Your Words, and Darcy Freedman, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (PRCHN). We’d like to extend our …

Graphic Recording as an evaluation tool in community engaged research by Clara Pelfrey, Johnine Byrne and Darcy Freedman Read More »

Using Google Sheets and Forms and Zoom to Remotely Facilitate an Empowerment Evaluation Exercise by David Fetterman, Jason Ravitz, and Kathy Haynie

Jason Ravitz (Google) and David Fetterman (Fetterman & Associates, past-president of AEA, and founder of empowerment evaluation) have been using empowerment evaluation in various educational settings, including a graduate school program and with Kathy Haynie (Haynie Research and Evaluation) and Tom McKlin (The Findings Group), in our work with two computer science education evaluation learning …

Using Google Sheets and Forms and Zoom to Remotely Facilitate an Empowerment Evaluation Exercise by David Fetterman, Jason Ravitz, and Kathy Haynie Read More »

AZENet Week: Addressing Social Equity In and With Professional Evaluator Events by Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, Nicole Huggett, and Deven Wisner

We are Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, Nicole Huggett, and Deven Wisner, the 2017-2018 conference planning committee for the AEA Arizona Local Affiliate, the Arizona Evaluation Network (AZENet). This year, we built off of the momentum from the inspiring #Eval17 AEA conference, to bring focus and meaningful attention to inclusion and equity in evaluative practice at our …

AZENet Week: Addressing Social Equity In and With Professional Evaluator Events by Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, Nicole Huggett, and Deven Wisner Read More »

SEA PD Week: Bringing Stakeholders’ “Ways of Knowing” into Participatory Evaluation by Steve Mumford

Greetings! I am Steve Mumford, New Orleans resident and Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA) member. When you read this, fingers crossed, I will have just completed a PhD in Public Policy & Administration, concentrating in program evaluation, from George Washington University. I am writing this to share insights from my dissertation research. This research focused on …

SEA PD Week: Bringing Stakeholders’ “Ways of Knowing” into Participatory Evaluation by Steve Mumford Read More »

Using Participatory Video Evaluation (PVE) to increase community engagement and empowerment in the communities of Ndaleta (Tanzania) and Bitilinyu (Malawi) by Miki Tsukamoto

Hello! My name is Miki Tsukamoto and I am a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). What if video could be used as the “spark” to increase the engagement and interest of communities in your programmes? Recently, I had an opportunity to be part of …

Using Participatory Video Evaluation (PVE) to increase community engagement and empowerment in the communities of Ndaleta (Tanzania) and Bitilinyu (Malawi) by Miki Tsukamoto Read More »

Best of AEA365: Emily Spence-Almaguer on Solution-Focused Therapy

My name is Emily Spence-Almaguer and I am an Associate Professor of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. I spend most of my professional time serving as an independent evaluator for community initiatives and conducting assessment studies. I am a social worker by training and have found that the conversational skills used …

Best of AEA365: Emily Spence-Almaguer on Solution-Focused Therapy Read More »

Jeff Sheldon on empowerment evaluation practice and principle effects on psychological empowerment and self – determination outcomes

I’m Jeff Sheldon and today I’m introducing the results of a study of 131 evaluation practitioners that I hope will inform the way you think about empowerment evaluation. In brief, this study: 1) identified the extent of implementation fidelity to the three empowerment evaluation models; 2) described the extent to which the empowerment evaluation process …

Jeff Sheldon on empowerment evaluation practice and principle effects on psychological empowerment and self – determination outcomes Read More »

Jason Ravitz and David Fetterman On Using the Power of Rubrics and Technology for Empowerment Evaluation at Google and Beyond

Building Evaluation Capacity. David and I have teamed up to apply empowerment evaluation concepts and principles to build evaluation capacity at Google and beyond. We are using rubrics to focus learning, and student ratings to identify areas that are strong or merit attention. We are using a 3-step approach to empowerment evaluation and an evaluation …

Jason Ravitz and David Fetterman On Using the Power of Rubrics and Technology for Empowerment Evaluation at Google and Beyond Read More »

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken and Gabrielle Watson on Is Developmental Evaluation Right for Large Scale Organizational Change Processes?

Hi, we’re Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken (Director of the Syracuse University Transnational NGO Initiative) and Gabrielle Watson (independent evaluator). We engaged a group of practitioners at the 2015 AEA conference to talk about organizational change in International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and explore a hunch that Developmental Evaluation could help organizations manage change. Several large INGOs are …

Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken and Gabrielle Watson on Is Developmental Evaluation Right for Large Scale Organizational Change Processes? Read More »

Daphne Brydon on Engaging Clients in Evaluation Planning

Hi y’all, Daphne Brydon here. I am a clinical social worker and independent evaluator. In social work, we know that a positive relationship built between the therapist and client is more important than professional training in laying the foundation for change at an individual level. I believe positive engagement is key in effective evaluation as …

Daphne Brydon on Engaging Clients in Evaluation Planning Read More »