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Connecting the Intra/Inter/Structural Week: An Invitation to Explore the Universal Current of Life by Libby Smith

Hi, I’m Libby Smith (they/them). I’m an educator, evaluator, and organizational healing consultant. I’m a white, queer person who has spent a lot of time reflecting on their gender this past year. Currently I live and work on Anishinaabe land known as Menomonie, WI. I’ve spent the better part of my nearly 50 years living …

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IC TIG Week: Work Where You Live, Live Where You Work by Ebony Reddock

My name is Ebony Reddock. I am the owner of Bumblebee Design and Evaluation and a Senior Evaluation Consultant at Michigan Public Health Institute. When I decided to start my own business, in part I did it to be able to structure my practice in service to Southeastern Michigan more deliberately than I could as …

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Cool Tricks for Learning in the Summer Heat! by Sheila B Robinson

Curator Note: I wrote this post a couple of years ago and we’ve since updated our website and the post got a bad case of link rot! ? This version is updated with the current links! Happy Summer AEA365ers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some great summer learning …

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Getting Involved in the AEA Community by Sheila B. Robinson

Greetings AEA365 readers! Happy to see you here today! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, AEA365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a few tips for increasing your involvement with what I hope is your favorite professional association! Lesson Learned: TIGs. When you join AEA, you can select up to five Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) to …

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Evaluation science and the rise of artificial intelligence by Robert Picciotto

Hello. I’m Robert Picciotto from the University of Auckland. I recently joined the organising committee of the International Evaluation Academy, a global movement of volunteers committed to evaluation policy influence, professionalism, and transformative impact across borders. This initiative is much needed at a time when science is under attack, public confidence in institutions is at …

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Roadblocks to Change Within Collective Impact Initiatives and How Evaluators Can Help by Elayne McIvor

Hi there! I’m Elayne McIvor, an evaluation consultant with Catalyst Consulting.  We support non-profits, government agencies and foundations to create social change more effectively and efficiently. Over the last decade, we have seen extensive uptake of the ‘Collective Impact’ (CI) approach in attempt to solve complex social problems at scale. I’ve had the opportunity to …

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Framework for policy evaluation by Christy King

Hi, I’m Christy King an internal evaluator on PA’s state GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) grant and a doctoral candidate at Immaculata University. For my dissertation, I investigated the implementation of emotional support animal policies on college campuses and the resulting staff experiences. After an extensive search for a theoretical …

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Preventing Inequities in Program Evaluations when Valuing Recipient as well as Provider Time by Brian Yates

Hello! I’m Brian Yates. Since 1976 I have supervised program evaluation theses and dissertations in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at American University in Washington DC. Hot Tip: The primary focus of our Program Evaluation Research Lab (PERL) is cost-inclusive evaluation of mental health and drug abuse services. Our more comprehensive definition of costs includes …

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Facilitating Trauma-Informed Evaluations: Creating a Safe Space for New Yorkers to Process Their COVID-19 Experience by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy weekend! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365. I recently had the honor of facilitating a participatory evaluation workshop for a group of New Yorkers who provide domestic violence services. The workshop was designed to both teach and give a first-hand experience of participatory evaluation structures by conducting a real-time evaluation. As such, we …

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Breaking Free: Transforming the Practice of Evaluation: Put Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Action — It Pays Off by Khalil Bitar

Salam. I am Khalil Bitar, an evaluator from Palestine. I close this week’s series of posts by reinforcing the importance of creating and supporting diverse, networked opportunities for evaluators – particularly young and emerging evaluators. Roughly five years ago, I represented the Palestinian Evaluation Association in the EvalPartners’ Global Evaluation Forum in Nepal. The Forum …

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