collaboration

Evaluation Teams Week: Leading evaluation teams by Chithra Adams and Leah Goldstein Moses

Hello, we are Chithra Adams, Director of Evaluations at the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky, and Leah Goldstein Moses, CEO of The Improve Group, a research and evaluation consulting firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota. There is an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you …

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The Improve Group Week: Better together: approaching an evaluation as an equal by Claire Stoscheck

Hi, I’m Claire Stoscheck, a Research Analyst with The Improve Group, an evaluation consulting firm based in Minnesota. I wanted to share with you an important part of this work, and one I am constantly reminded of – how creating space for clients to contribute their specialized knowledge leads to innovation and great ideas in …

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NPF Week: Sophia Guevara on Board Collaboration at a Distance

My name is Sophia Guevara and I am the Special Libraries Association Information Technology Division (SLA IT) Chair and American Evaluation Association Social Network Analysis Topical Interest Group Co-Chair. At SLA IT, I currently lead the Executive and Advisory boards. In an effort to bring the members of these boards together, I asked that the …

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PD Presenters Week: Rebecca Woodland on Evaluating Organizational Collaboration

My name is Rebecca Woodland and I have had the pleasure of working to evaluate and cultivate organizational collaboration in a range of contexts and for many different purposes. In this post I’ll share tips that evaluators can use in the developmental, formative, and summative evaluation of inter-organizational and inter-personal collaboration. I’m excited to be …

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CP TIG Week: Susan Wolfe on Engaging community coalition members in evaluation

My name is Susan Wolfe and I am the owner of Susan Wolfe and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that applies Community Psychology principles to strengthening organizations and communities. A lot of my work involves helping to develop and evaluate community coalitions. Because of the dynamic nature of coalitions facilitating their development and providing evaluative …

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CP TIG Week: Ann Price on (Re)Invigorating community coalition evaluation efforts

My name is Ann Price and I am the President of Community Evaluation Solutions, Inc.(CES), a consulting firm based just outside Atlanta, Georgia. I am a community psychologist and work to infuse environmental approaches into my work developing and evaluating community prevention programs. Much of my work involves working with community coalitions. Hot Tip: Appreciate …

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Rebecca Woodland on Evaluating and Measuring Teacher Collaboration

Hello friends in evaluation, my name is Rebecca Woodland and I’m an associate professor of educational leadership at UMass Amherst. I’ve been a contributor to AEA in a variety of ways on the topic of evaluating and improving organizational and inter-professional collaboration. I’m especially passionate about using evaluation to cultivate meaningful teacher collaboration in PreK …

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Best of aea365 week: McQuiston, Lippin and Bradley-Bull on Participatory Analysis

Greetings!  We are Tom McQuiston (USW Tony Mazzocchi Center) and Tobi Mae Lippin and Kristin Bradley-Bull (New Perspectives Consulting Group).  We have collaborated for over a decade on participatory evaluation and assessment projects for the United Steelworkers (labor union).  And we have grappled mightily with how to complete high-quality data analysis and interpretation in participatory ways. Hot Tip: Carefully determine up front …

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Best of aea365 week: Cassandra O’Neill on Engagement for High Impact Collaboration

My name is Cassandra O’Neill and I’ve been a consultant for the past 10 years. I’m a member of a network of consultants and coaches called Wholonomy Consulting.  I’m also the President-Elect for the Arizona Evaluation Network and a member of the AEA Local Affiliate Council. A theme in my work is using effective engagement for high …

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Climate Ed Eval Week: Ann Martin on Building a Community of Climate Education Evaluators

Hi there! I’m Ann Martin, a postdoctoral fellow and internal evaluator with NASA Innovations in Climate Education, which funds climate education projects as part of NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP). I’m also part of a cross-agency collaboration involving sister programs at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

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