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National Native American Heritage Month and Active Reflection During Evaluation 2019 by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro

Aaniin indinawemaaganag! (Hello colleagues/relatives!) I’m Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, a Doctoral student in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota, Health Educator/Evaluator at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and Program Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG.  I hope this post finds you amidst safe travels to brisk Minnesota (seriously, bring a warm jacket) or enjoying …

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#Eval19: Enjoy YOUR learning and help extend opportunities for OUR learning! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA365-ers! We’re coming up on an exciting week – Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, and I have a favor to ask… The 1960s television show Mission Impossible always began with the line “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…” Well, today, I …

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SIM TIG Week: Evaluation And Impact Investing: Webinar Series Explores Using Evaluative Thinking in Social Finance And Impact Investing by John Sherman

I’m John Sherman, co-founder and senior managing director of pfc social impact advisors and incoming program co-chair of the Social Impact Measurement TIG. pfc helps the social impact field—investors, philanthropists, and social change agents—do good, better. Rad Resource: Aware of the tremendous opportunity for evaluators to engage impact investors, the AEA SIM TIG launched a …

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Reading Speed And Evaluation by Sara Vaca

Hi AEA365 readers! I am Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor to this blog, and I am coming today with a short-experiment-post, aiming to collect data (about evaluators’ reading speed) and come back to you with the results. It all started some days ago when I was finally reading Kylie Hutchinson’s book A …

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ITE TIG Week: Decolonizing Data and Tech in Evaluation by Adeline Sibanda, Silvia Salinas and Veronica Olazabal

Makadii, Hola, Hello! We are Adeline Sibanda of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), Silvia Salinas of the Latin American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Nework (ReLAC) and Veronica Olazabal of The Rockefeller Foundation, here to discuss decolonization of data and tech in evaluation! Why colonization matters today When we think about …

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Neutrality: A state of disassociation by Christen Pentek

I’m Christen Pentek (MSW), a leader with the Youth-Focused Evaluation TIG and part of a team engaging a new approach called Creative Evaluation and Engagement. I want to partly unpack the overlapping space between evaluation and mental health. Hot Tip Understanding and recognizing unhealthy mental states may allow you to take steps to engage in …

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Developing a Purposeful Presentation— What I learned Using My Favorite New Tools by Brittnee Hawkins

Hi! I’m Brittnee Hawkins, an evaluator at Time Solutions, LLC. I currently work on evaluation projects in the Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. I recently completed an evaluation of a training development process that could potentially be used during public health emergencies. I …

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Advocacy vs Objectivity in Evaluation by Yuan(Linda) Zhou

Hello everyone! I am Yuan (Linda) Zhou. Besides academic training in agricultural economics. I am a current student of Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation at Carleton University (Ontario, CA).  As I am learning and practicing evaluation along with the program, I am building my understanding in research paradigms. I am especially interested …

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The difference between “Magic” (I mean, Logic) Models and Theories of Change by Sara Vaca

Dear AEA365 readers, hi! I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor to this blog. I feel so lucky as I’m in the middle of a new assignment as facilitator to develop Theories of Change (ToCs): my first long ToC assignment was in 2017 for UNICEF Indonesia. And now I am working with the …

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Welcoming Elizabeth DiLuzio to the AEA365 team! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA365 readers! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Today I’d like to welcome Elizabeth DiLuzio to our team of volunteer curators! Elizabeth lives in New York City, and is currently the Manager of Evaluation and Strategy for Good Shepherd Services, but she’s also an independent evaluation consultant so she has …

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