organizational culture

GEDI Week: Kristin Mendoza on Organizational Culture and Practice

Hello from D.C.! My name is Kristin Mendoza, an alumna of the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program 2014-15 cohort. I am a recent MPH graduate from George Washington University and I am excited to share with you my experience as a GEDI at the Office of Science Planning and Assessment (OSPA) at the …

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Rebecca Stewart and Samantha Hagel on Committing to Creating an Inclusive and Accountable Evaluation Organization

We are Rebecca Stewart, Chief Practice Officer, and Samantha Hagel, Chief Administrative Officer, both with The Improve Group, a firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a mission to help mission-driven organizations make the most of information, navigate complexity, and ensure their investments of time and money lead to meaningful, sustained impact. This year, we …

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IE Week: Ann Emery on Why I love Internal Evaluation

Greetings aea365 community! I’m Ann Emery and I’ve been both an external evaluator and an internal evaluator. Today I’d like to share a few of the reasons why I absolutely love internal evaluation. Lessons Learned: Internal evaluation is a great career option for fans of utilization-focused evaluation. It gives me opportunities to: Meet regularly with Chief Operating Officers and Executive …

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IC TIG Week: Norma Martinez-Rubin on Straddling Multiple Organizational Cultures and Communication Styles

I’m Norma Martinez-Rubin, an independent evaluation consultant and Independent Consulting TIG Chairperson 2011. Here I present a few lessons learned in transition from being an external to internal consultant. Claiming to be multicultural boosts the self-confidence required upon beginning a new evaluation project. Combine that with visualization of near success and that increases my confidence …

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