Preparing International Evaluation Practitioners: Methods and Innovative Approaches towards Teaching International Program Evaluation at the Graduate School Level

Session Number: 2336
Track: Teaching of Evaluation
Session Type: Think Tank
Session Facilitator: Winston Allen [Senior Evaluation Specilaist - USAID]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Winston Allen [Senior Evaluation Specilaist - USAID]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Liudmila K. Mikhailova [Director of Evaluation, Research, Assessment and Evaluation - CRDF Global (former U.S. Civillian R&D Foundation)]
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (03:00 PM - 04:30 PM)
Room: International North B

Audience Level: All Audiences
Other Information: I would like to ask for a favor. If accepted, would it be possible to consider our session in the afternoon on Thursday or Friday as I usually arrive on Thursdays in the morning. Thank you!

Session Abstract: 

Speakers of this think tank will present international program evaluation course designs that highlight best practices and lessons learned from their teaching experience as an adjunct team, while bringing perspectives as evaluation practitioners who represent the U.S. government and the international non-governmental organization sector.  Presentations will focus on hands-on assignments that include case studies, final projects and analysis of requests for proposals of U.S. government and international donor organization-funded development and public diplomacy programs.  Presenters will talk about the role of these interactive methods in building evaluation skills and preparing students for working in the global context.  The speakers will facilitate a discussion to generate ideas on innovative methods, modules and tools for preparing international program evaluation practitioners and will brainstorm ideas about the importance of designing university certificate international evaluation programs to meet a growing demand of the U.S. government and the international evaluation community for skilled evaluation practitioners.