(28) The Seven Habits of Highly Utilized Evaluations

Session Number: 28
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Kylie Hutchinson [Principal - Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation]
Time: Nov 08, 2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Room: Washington 1

Theme: Select one
Audience Level: Beginner
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:
• state known barriers and facilitators of the utilization of findings
• list 3 ways to engage stakeholders in the evaluation
• describe 3 ways to write more actionable recommendations
• list 4 principles for more engaging evaluation reporting
• use a template for identifying action steps for moving forward

Session Abstract (150 words):  Every evaluator wants to see their findings used for informed decision and policy-making, but this doesn’t happen by magic.  In this fun and interactive workshop we’ll examine known barriers to the utilization of results as well as concrete ideas on how to facilitate greater utilization.  Participants will leave with practical techniques and tips for engaging stakeholders, writing better recommendations, reporting more effectively, and developing action plans.