Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Top 10 Considerations for Evaluation Capacity Building in Organizations (2/2) by Scott Chaplowe

My name is Scott Chaplowe and I currently work as the Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation for climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). As an evaluation professional, much of my work is not simply doing evaluation, but building the capacity of others to practice, manage, support and/or use evaluation. Hot Tips: Beyond …

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Top 10 Considerations for Evaluation Capacity Building in Organizations (1/2) by Scott Chaplowe

My name is Scott Chaplowe and I currently work as the Director of Evidence, Measurement and Evaluation for climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). As an evaluation professional, much of my work is not simply doing evaluation, but building the capacity of others to practice, manage, support and/or use evaluation. I’ve discovered I …

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OL-ECB Week: Joseph E. Bauer on Brave New World: The Need for Learning Organizations and Learning Cultures

Hi, I’m Joseph E. Bauer, the Strategic Director of Survey Research & Evaluation in the Statistics & Evaluation Center (SEC) for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia.  I am in my eleventh year as an internal evaluator.  I am the former Chair of the Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB) TIG, and …

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OL-ECB Week: Jeff Sheldon on the Characteristics of the Learning Organization

I’m Jeff Sheldon, newly minted Ph.D. from the School of Social Science, Policy, and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University and many of the positions to which I’ve applied have the words “strategic learning” and “evaluation” in the job title for good reason; evaluation is part and parcel of strategic learning and it is the learning …

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OL-ECB Week: Natalie Cook and Tom Archibald on ICYMI*: Roundup of Recent Evaluation Capacity Building Research

(*ICYMI (“in case you missed it”) we present a few summaries of recent ECB literature to help you stay up-to-date on this quickly evolving aspect of evaluation. Hi, we are Natalie Cook (Graduate Research Assistant) and Tom Archibald (Assistant Professor) from the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech. We both practice and …

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OL-ECB Week: Tom Archibald on Rad Resources for the Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) Commons

I’m Tom Archibald, Assistant Professor in the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education department at Virginia Tech and Chief of Party of the USAID/Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal. I’m also Program Co-Chair for the OL-ECB TIG; as Sally Bond mentioned here on aea365 yesterday, as a TIG we are excited to develop an …

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OL-ECB Week: Sally Bond on The ECB Commons Project

My name is Sally Bond. I am an independent evaluation consultant based in Pittsboro, NC and chair of the Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB) TIG. In the fall of 2012, after 24 years in evaluation and 16 years doing ECB work, I went back to school to learn more about training and development …

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OL-ECB Week: Erin Bock on Introduction to Organization Learning-Evaluation Capacity Building TIG Week

Welcome to the Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB) TIG week on AEA365! My name is Erin Bock, Director of Research and Evaluation at The Sherwood Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska and OL-ECB TIG Program Co-Chair.  Before I begin, I want to give a shout-out to my OL-ECB TIG Leadership colleagues: I’ve had a blast …

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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 …

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Jennifer Grove on One Practitioner’s Journey to Embrace Evaluation

I’m Jennifer Grove, Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), a technical assistance provider for anti-sexual violence programs throughout the country.  I’ve worked in this movement for nearly 17 years, but when it comes to evaluation work, I’m a newbie.  Evaluation has been an area of interest for programs for several years …

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