Taking Time for Intentional Questions in Your Practice by Jenna Sethi

Hi! My name is Jenna Sethi (she/her), Founder & Principal Consultant of Informed Change. I am an applied qualitative researcher and evaluator helping (mostly) youth-serving organizations to achieve their goals by centering stories as data for change. I am also a community faculty member in the Youth Studies program in the School of Social Work …

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Using the CIPP Evaluation Model’s 26 Checklists to Plan and Guide Evaluations by Guili Zhang

Greetings everyone! I’m Guili Zhang, Department Chair and Professor of Research & Evaluation Methodology at East Carolina University. I am also honored to be Co-Author (with Daniel Stufflebeam) of the CIPP Evaluation Model book, Board of Directors member of the American Evaluation Association,   Advisory Board member of the American Journal of Evaluation (AJE). Over …

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Systemic Design Thinking for Evaluation of Social Innovations: a PD for Intermediate and Advanced Evaluators by Jan Noga

Hi! My name is Jan Noga and I am the owner of Pathfinder Evaluation and Consulting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Like many of you, I’m always on the lookout for good PD opportunities. Yet, as an advanced evaluator, I struggle to find PDs that are designed for my level of practice. Well, I’m here to share …

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The Many Purposes of Evaluability Assessment by Mike Trevisan and Tamara Walser

Hello, we are Mike Trevisan and Tamara Walser. Mike is a Dean and Professor at Washington State University and Tamara is a Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We are excited to provide a workshop on evaluability assessment (EA) as part of the upcoming AEA Eval2021 conference. We have written an aea365blog post …

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Staying Connected Beyond #Eval21 by Elizabeth Grim

Hi all! This is Elizabeth Grim, volunteer curator of AEA365 and Founder/Principal Consultant of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of #Eval21, AEA at 35: Meeting the Moment. It has been a fantastic week of celebrating the history of AEA. I hope those who attended the conference …

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New Directions for Utilization-Focused Evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton and Charmagne E. Campbell-Patton

We are Michael Quinn Patton, founder and original author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, and Charmagne E. Campbell-Patton, Director of Organizational Development and Evaluation for our Utilization-Focused Evaluation consulting practice. We are father-daughter and evaluation partners. A major challenge in designing and carrying out evaluations in these turbulent times is dealing with complexity. In working with intended …

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Twitter’s Conference Takeaways by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy conference week! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, lead curator of AEA365. Couldn’t make it to the AEA conference this year but would still like to connect with and learn from the community? The Twitterverse has got you. While nothing is comparable to attending yourself, there’s a mighty cadre of live Tweeters who share their favorite quotes, …

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Tips for Navigating a Virtual Conference by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy conference week! I’m Elizabeth DiLuzio, lead curator for AEA365. Today, let’s talk about ways to get the most out of a conference. Go broad – Identify a few topics you would like to learn more about. These could be methods you’ve heard evaluators mention that piqued your curiosity, topics you’ve read about in AEA365 …

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Meeting the Moment by Elizabeth Grim

Hi all! Elizabeth Grim here. AEA365 volunteer curator, this week – frequent AEA365 blogger, and Founder and Principal Consultant of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. It’s AEA conference week! Will you be attending the conference virtually from your living room, gathering with colleagues for an office watch party, or engaging with the chatter on social media? …

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