Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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Ensuring Program Success and Valuing Voices: How do Fast-paced, Data-driven Organizations Balance the Needs of Evaluation, Research, Marketing, Business Analytics, and the Voices of Beneficiaries & Partners?

Session Number: 1953
Track: Internal Evaluation
Session Type: Roundtable
Tags: collaborative approaches to evaluation, data use, Data-Driven Organizations
Session Facilitator: Karoline Jarr [Vice President, Research and Program Effectiveness - Project Lead the Way]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Karoline Jarr [Vice President, Research and Program Effectiveness - Project Lead the Way]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rose Jackson Buckley [VP of Research - Project Lead The Way]
Time: Nov 02, 2018 (11:30 AM - 12:15 PM)
Room: CC - 23

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Complex organizations use data for various purposes, including: Internal and External Evaluation, Marketing, Research, Business Analytics, and Customer Experience initiatives. Such functions have distinct needs that may complement or compete with one another. Has your organization ever wondered how to balance the interests of these different functions while also giving power to the voices of the program beneficiaries and partners? How do internal evaluators use data to maintain the vision of all departments while supporting divergent needs? How do different organizational functions coexist and cooperate to ensure program success and achieve impactful results? Come learn from colleagues who are asking or answering these questions.  



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