strategic planning

Logic Models Week: Tom Chapel on How Logic Models Can Be a Strategic Planning Tool

I’m Tom Chapel. My “day job” is Chief Evaluation Officer at the CDC where I help our programs/ partners with evaluation and strategic planning. I took on both roles because large organizations do strategic planning and evaluation in different silos, even though both silos start with “who are we?” “what are we trying to accomplish?” …

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Fred Nickols on Simplified Strategic Planning

Hello, I am Fred Nickols, a consultant, writer, former executive, and currently Managing Partner of Distance Consulting LLC.  I fancy myself a toolmaker to knowledge workers and part of that involves eliminating unnecessary complexity.  Nowhere is that more needed than in strategic planning. The topic of strategic planning is an absolute quagmire of competing and …

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BLP TIG Week: Michelle Baron on The Importance of Strategic Planning in Building a Culture of Evaluation

Hello! I’m Michelle Baron, an Independent Evaluation Strategist. In my work in higher education, I’ve encountered a mixture of evaluation champions and critics. Today I’d like to address the importance of strategic planning in building a culture of evaluation. Strategic planning is considered by many to be an organizational road map by outlining the organizational …

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AHE TIG Week: Tamara Bertrand Jones on Creating an Assessment Culture

Hello, I’m Tamara Bertrand Jones. I’m an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and a former Director of Research and Evaluation in Student Affairs. Assessment in higher education has largely been used for external accountability. Divisions and departments can use these external mandates for internal improvement and make assessment part of daily …

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Silvana Bialosiewicz on Turning Organizational Learning into Action: Evaluation and Strategic Planning

Hello! I’m Silvana Bialosiewicz, a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University and Senior Research Associate at the Claremont Evaluation Center. Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the relationship between evaluation and organizational strategic development, and how evaluators can support their clients by participating in strategic development efforts. I’d like to share some …

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IC Week: Leah Goldstein Moses on Small is Beautiful–Growing a Small Practice

Hello, I am Leah Goldstein Moses, founder and CEO of the Improve Group and 2012 President of the Minnesota Evaluation Association. When I founded the Improve Group in 2000, I was learning to be a consultant at the same time I was refining my evaluation skills. My practice has grown from myself and a loose …

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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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AZENet Week: Kori Kanayama on Using Business Model Assessment to Approach Organizational Sustainability

Hello, my name is Kori Kanayama of Kaoru Kanayama Consulting.  I’m going to share an approach to assessing a nonprofit organization’s profitability and mission impact as a springboard to organizational sustainability. I presented this assessment methodology at the Spring AZENet conference. This methodology can be done by nonprofit leaders, and by internal or external evaluators. …

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NA Week: Roger Kaufman on Needs Assessment

For the past five decades Roger Kaufman (RK) has been a leader in the field of needs assessment – contributing 40 books and 200+ articles, and consulting with organizations around the world. He is a professor emeritus from Florida State University and a Distinguished Research Professor, Sonora (Mexico) Institute of Technology. For aea365, Dr. Kaufman …

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Frank Meintjies on How Evaluation and Strategic Planning Go Together

My name is Frank Meintjies and I work as a consultant in South Africa. While most of my evaluation work has related to poverty reduction initiatives, I have also undertaken evaluation work on HIV and AIDS programmes. Evaluation and strategic planning are so closely linked. Some organisations want to dive in to strategic planning without doing a …

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