Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building

OL-ECB Week: Tom Archibald and Guy Sharrock on Integrating Learning by Promoting Evaluative Thinking

Hi, we are Tom Archibald (Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech) and Guy Sharrock (Senior Technical Advisor for Learning with Catholic Relief Services). We believe one way to integrate and sustain learning in an organization is by intentionally promoting “evaluative thinking.” Evaluative thinking (ET) is an …

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OL-ECB Week: Lisa Richardson on Coaching to Build Capacity

My name is Lisa Richardson and I am the internal Improvement Advisor/Evaluator for the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), which in addition to coordinating the collaborative activities of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), provides leadership in many aspects of child trauma policy, practice, and training. Online surveys are a …

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OL-ECB Week: Joe Bauer on Being an Internal Evaluator and Navigating the Organizational Culture

Hi, I’m Joe Bauer, the Director of Survey Research & Evaluation in the Statistics & Evaluation Center (SEC) at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta, Georgia. I have been working as an internal evaluator at the ACS for almost nine years, in a very challenging, but very rewarding position. Lesson Learned: Evaluation is always political …

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OL-ECB Week: Bonnie Richards on Getting Yourself In Context and Developing Stakeholder Buy-In

My name is Bonnie Richards, an analyst from Foresee and Chair of the Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building TIG. Welcome to the OL-ECB sponsored AEA365 week! This week our blog posts will cover a range of experiences discussing challenges and successes we have had sustaining learning or evaluation in our work with organizations or …

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Liz Zadnik on Bringing passion and enthusiasm to program evaluation

Hello! I am Liz Zadnik, Capacity Building Specialist at the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. I’m also a new member of the aea365 curating team and first-time Saturday contributor!  Over the past five years I have been working within the anti-sexual violence movement at both the state and national levels to share my enthusiasm …

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LAWG Week: Marley Steele-Inama on Collaboratively Building Evaluation Capacity

My name is Marley Steele-Inama, and I manage Audience Research and Evaluation at Denver Zoo. The Local Arrangement Working Group’s (LAWG) is excited to share with you the great evaluation work taking place in Colorado, as well as give you advice for making the most of Evaluation 2014 in Denver. Coloradoans are very proud of …

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CLEAR Week: Zhao Min on Introducing CLEAR Week and Performance Management Systems – A Growth Area for the International Evaluation Community

I’m Zhao Min, Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in Shanghai, China. AFDC is a member of the CLEAR Initiative and hosts the East Asia CLEAR Center. If you follow what is happening in international evaluation capacity building (ECB), you might have heard about CLEAR – the Regional Centers for Learning …

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Jeanne Hubelbank on Assessing Audience or Client Knowledge in a Sweet Way

Hello, my name is Jeanne Hubelbank. I am an independent evaluation consultant. Most of my work is in higher education where, most recently, I help faculty evaluate their classes, develop proposals, and evaluate professional development programs offered to public school teachers. Sometimes, I am asked to make presentations or conduct workshops on evaluation. When doing …

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Kylie Hutchinson on The Ever Expanding Evaluator’s Toolbox

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  In addition to evaluation consulting and capacity building, I tweet at @EvaluationMaven and co-host the monthly evaluation podcast, Adventures in Evaluation along with my colleague @JamesWCoyle. When I started out in evaluation 26 years ago, I was focused …

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Susan Lowes on Pile Sorts

Hello colleagues. My name is Susan Lowes and I am currently Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University. One of my challenges is to make the evaluation process interesting to those being evaluated so I am always searching for assessments that go beyond surveys and interviews. …

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