Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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Designing a Developmental Evaluation

Session Number: 1719
Track: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment Evaluation
Session Type: Skill-Building Workshop
Tags: Actionable Results, Developmental Evaluation, Evaluation Design, utilization-focused evaluation
Session Facilitator: Rebecca Herrington [Developmental Evaluator - Social Impact]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Danielle C. de Garcia, MPA, CPT [Program Director, Performance Evaluation, Innovation, and Learning - Social Impact, Inc.]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Gabrielle Plotkin [Program Manager - Social Impact]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Haley Dillan [DM&E Coordinator, Institutional Learning Team - Search for Common Ground]
Time: Nov 02, 2018 (02:15 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: CC - 24

Audience Level: Intermediate

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Ever wondered how to set up an adaptable, flexible, and utilization-focused developmental evaluation? This skill-building workshop will focus on three key steps to designing a developmental evaluation once you have the buy-in to move forward. Real embedded evaluators will provide an overview of 1) initial data collection and team integration, 2) designing a kickoff workshop, and 3) setting up an evolving evaluation matrix.  Facilitators will share practical approaches and tools from real world experience on implementing developmental evaluations in the USAID context. Participants will have the chance to work through a case study and receive feedback on a developmental evaluation design sprint as part of a high-level exercise based on these key steps. This workshop is best suited for an intermediate audience, and will be most beneficial for those considering developmental evaluation, evaluators who might want to be developmental evaluators, or those just starting to implement their own developmental evaluation.

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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 8, 2018. Email cancellation requests to registration@eval.org. All refunds are processed after the meeting. After October 8, 2018 all sales are final. For Evaluation 2018, 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.