evaluator competencies

PE Standards Week: Evaluating Evaluation with Standards or Evaluating Evaluator with Competencies by Sandra Ayoo

I am Sandra Ayoo, a graduate of the Evaluation Studies Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. As an accidental evaluator, I practiced program evaluation as a sideline job on a part-time basis for a couple of years until 2008 when I decided to make it a full-time job. Interestingly, I had no idea that …

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A Look at Language Week: Beyond Competency by Michael Quinn Patton

I am Michael Quinn Patton of Utilization-Focused Evaluation. Engaging intended users I have to be thoughtful about words, attempting to avoid jargon and words that make people cringe. What those words are can change –and surprise.  Take, for instance, the notion of competency. The profession of evaluation is fairly obsessed with competency: a major factor …

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AZENet Week: Musing on Evaluator Competencies by Michel Lahti

Good Day! I am Michel Lahti, PhD and CEO at LeCroy & Milligan Associates, Inc. an evaluation firm located in the Old Pueblo – Tucson, Arizona. Currently, I am serving as the Tucson Region Chair for the Arizona Evaluation Network. I have conducted and managed evaluation services in state government, university settings and now in …

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LAWG Week: Learning about AEA’s Draft Competencies by Susan Tucker

This is Susan Tucker, Treasurer of AEA and an independent evaluator (Evaluation & Development Associates LLC). As a member of AEA’s Competencies Task Force, I welcome you all to learn more about the task force’s progress at Evaluation 2017. Our 16 member task force led by Jean King was charged by AEA’s Board in 2015 …

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Future Directions for AEA’s Competencies by John LaVelle and Yuanjing Wilcox

This is John LaVelle, Louisiana State University, and Yuanjing Wilcox, EDucation EValuation EXchange, members of AEA’s Competencies Task Force. Task Force members recently shared the 2/24/16 draft AEA evaluator competencies in five domains: professional, methodology, context, management, and interpersonal. Feedback in coming months will enable us to finalize the set in preparation for two very …

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Competencies Task Force Week: Hazel Symonette and Sandra Ayoo on the Interpersonal Domain

*AEA365 Curator Note: My apologies to aea365 subscribers! Some of this week’s posts did not go out via email to our subscribers. Please read this post on the site itself (http://aea365.org/blog/), and be sure to scroll back to the first post of this series on December 4 in order to enjoy and learn about the overview …

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Competencies Task Force Week: Gail Vallance Barrington on the Management Domain

This is Gail Vallance Barrington, Barrington Research Group, Inc., representing the Canadian Evaluation Society, a member of AEA’s Competencies Task Force. Our Task Force’s charge was to answer one essential question: “What is fundamental to the practice of evaluators?” As an active participant in CES’s Credentialed Evaluator Program, I have been pleased to share our …

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Competencies Task Force Week: Eric Barela, Anna Rodell and Susan Tucker on the Context Domain

This is Eric Barela, Salesforce.org, Anna Rodell, Collective Progress, and Susan Tucker, Evaluation & Development Associates, members of AEA’s Competencies Task Force. This week we are presenting the competencies our group has drafted in the past 18 months. One grounding question has guided the work of our task force: “What is fundamental to the practice …

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Competencies Task Force Week: Dale Berger, Robin Miller and Michelle Gensinger on the Methodology Domain

This is Dale Berger, Claremont Graduate University, Robin Miller, Michigan State University, and Michelle Gensinger, University of Minnesota, members of AEA’s Competencies Task Force. The competencies included in this 2/24/16 DRAFT Methodology Domain are those that focus on the methodological knowledge and skills fundamental to evaluation practice. Unresolved Issues:  In developing the methodology competencies, our Task …

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Competencies Task Force Week: Laurie Stevahn, Donna Podems and Nicole Galport on the Professional Domain

This is Laurie Stevahn, Seattle University, Donna Podems, OtherWISE: Research and Evaluation, and Nicole Galport, Claremont Graduate University, members of AEA’s Evaluator Competencies Task Force. The work of our task force has been guided by a grounding question: What is fundamental to the practice of evaluators? Competencies that comprise the 2/24/16 DRAFT Professional Domain are …

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