From Learning to Action: Employing Evaluation to Advance the Public Good

Session Number: 3595
Track: Presidential Strand
Session Type: Expert Lecture
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kathryn Newcomer [Professor - George Washington University]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (03:15 PM - 04:15 PM)
Room: Marriott Salon 1-3 (General Session)

Theme: Learning to Enhance Evaluation
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The current president of the American Evaluation Association will draw upon her three decades of experience studying evaluation and measurement in the U.S. federal government to describe what she believes are imposing challenges to learning from evaluation within the public and nonprofit sectors. She will also talk about what we have learned that we can use to address persisting obstacles, including addressing organizational cultures, expectations and incentives in order for us to promote and use evaluation to strengthen effective and humane organizations that contribute to the enhancement of the public good.