Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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(01) Eval 101

Session Number: 01
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Donna M Mertens [Professor Emeritus - Gallaudet University]
Time: Nov 06, 2017 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Room: Coolidge

Theme: Select one
Audience Level: Beginner
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): Attendees will be able to:
1. demonstrate ways to 'think' like an evaluator, including the influence of an ethical and culturally responsive lens on evaluation thinking
2. identify the driving forces for committing to conduct a meaningful evaluation from the perspectives of multiple stakeholder groups, including those from marginalized communities.
3. apply a six-step framework to an evaluation case study for conceptualizing, implementing, reporting and using evaluations from a variety of perspectives, including those that emphasize social justice and human rights.
4. identify, respect, and incorporate contextual influences into the evaluation design in culturally appropriate ways

Session Abstract (150 words):  This workshop is designed to introduce new evaluators and persons who may be responsible organizationally for evaluation to the processes of thinking about, planning, implementing, and reporting an evaluation across a variety of settings. A central focus of the workshop will be the inclusion of issues related to ethical evaluation practice, cultural competency, and evaluation thinking, purposes, planning processes and use of standards for good evaluations. Participants will learn a framework for designing the evaluation from problem identification to use and will have the opportunity to apply this framework to a case study. A combination of brief didactic presentations and small group work will be used throughout the workshop. Feedback will be provided to participants on their workshop products during the workshop as well as after the conclusion of the workshop.


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Cancellation Policy: Refunds less a $50 fee will be granted for requests received in writing prior to 11:59 PM EDT October 16, 2017. Email cancellation requests to registration@eval.org. Fax request to (202) 367-2173. All refunds are processed after the meeting. After October 16, 2017 all sales are final. For Evaluation 2017, international attendees and presenters who encounter complications due to the international travel environment will have up to 30 days after the event to request a refund and submit appropriate documentation. No administrative fee will apply for the international requests. The $50 fee will be waived for registrants who planned to travel into the US and experienced international travel issues.