Bringing a Sustainability Mindset to Your Expanding Practice: Opportunities for Evaluators in Non-profits, Government and the Private Sector

Session Number: 2397
Track: Environmental Program Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: Corporate Social Investment, Environment, equity, Evaluation practice, future of evaluation, Government, Organizational change, policy, systems, environmental change, sustainability, visionary evaluation
Session Facilitator: Mirele B Goldsmith [Principal - Green Strides Consulting]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kara Crohn [Managing Consultant - EMI Consulting]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Heather Dantzker [Owner and Principal - Dantzker Consulting, LLC]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Angela Helman [Principal - IEc]
Time: Oct 27, 2016 (02:00 PM - 02:45 PM)
Room: M106

Audience Level: All Audiences
Other Information: We are available to present on October 26, 27, and 28 (on Friday in the morning only). Thank you.

Session Abstract: 

Everyone is talking about sustainability!   Clients in every sector need help to achieve ambitious targets for reducing impacts on the environment and improving human well-being.  As an evaluator you can contribute to a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable world.  How can you expand your practice into this growing area? How can you address these issues with current clients’ evaluation designs? Can you use your content knowledge?  What methods are in high demand?  Where are the opportunities?   Hear from successful evaluators working for government, non-profits, and private sector clients, and evaluating programs with goals as diverse as helping low-income homeowners reduce energy bills, developing markets for green buildings, preserving water quality, mobilizing advocacy on climate change, and helping the AEA reduce the environmental impact of this conference.  Last year, Michael Quinn Patton challenged us to become blue planet evaluators.  Find out how to meet the challenge and grow your evaluation practice.