Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building

Susan Kistler on Learning From Failure

My name is Susan Kistler,  and I am AEA’s Executive Director. I contribute each Saturday’s post to aea365. I have been reading and thinking about learning from failure. For those of us who are data-lovers, who find security in information, it can be a challenge to overcome the tendency to want to collect all possible …

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Jeff Sheldon on the Readiness for Organizational Learning and Evaluation instrument

My name is Jeff Sheldon and I am a doctoral student at the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University concentrating in evaluation and applied research methods.  A challenge I’ve encountered in my own practice is organizations that simply aren’t ready to be engaged in the evaluation process. Rad Resource: Readiness for …

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Shanelle Boyle on Evaluation Capacity Building

My name is Shanelle Boyle and I am a Research Assistant at EvalCorp Research & Consulting. Evaluation capacity building is not only a major interest of mine, but helping clients learn from and about evaluation is central to my everyday work. I would like to share a couple Websites that I turn to for ideas …

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Stephen Gill on Organizational Learning

My name is Stephen J. Gill. I’m author of Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations (SAGE, 2010)*. This might not sound like a book for evaluators, but it is. The book is about how the process of collecting, reflecting on, and learning from evaluative information can help nonprofits become more successful organizations. Nineteen evaluation …

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