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Sally Bond on Peer Review to Improve Evaluation Consulting Practice and Reports

My name is Sally L. Bond, President & Senior Consultant, The Program Evaluation Group, LLC. In 2004, Marilyn Ray (Finger Lakes Law & Social Policies Center, Inc.) and I began development of a peer review process for the American Evaluation Association’s Independent Consulting TIG. One of the defining objectives of the IC TIG is to …

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Stewart Lee on Social Networking for Evaluators

My name is Stewart Lee and I am a graduate student at Mississippi State University, as well as an independent evaluation consultant. Lately, I’ve been working with other independent consultants as well as small business owners who feel the need for web sites/blogs/and social networking sites associated with their business. The advent of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like have generated a divide …

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Mike Morris on Managing Relationships With Stakeholders

My name is Mike Morris and I’m Professor of Psychology at the University of New Haven, where I direct the Master’s Program in Community Psychology. My research focuses on ethical issues in evaluation, and I am an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. The best book I’ve ever read for managing my relationships …

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John LaVelle on Personal Statements About Evaluation

My name is John LaVelle, I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University.  When I worked as the Jobs Coordinator for my department, I would encourage the students to develop a personal statement about evaluation.  This is important because when they would go to interviews, they would often be asked to describe their …

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Kathleen Dowell on the Evaluation Client Feedback Form

My name is Kathleen Dowell and I am President of Partners in Evaluation & Planning. As a full-time evaluation consultant, and lead in a consulting firm, I continually strive to improve our practice and service to clients. Hot Tip: Want to assess the quality of the services you provide to evaluation clients? Then the Client …

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Belle Brett on Selecting and Working with Evaluators

My name is Belle Brett and I founded my own consulting firm in 1999, Brett Consulting Group. As evaluators, we sometimes find ourselves in the position of advising clients or other business associates about choosing another evaluator (because of the nature of the project, budgets, timeframes, conflict of interest, etc.), my tip for today helps …

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