Evaluation 2018: Speaking Truth to Power

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(67) Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Building Relations, and Applications

Session Number: 67
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
Workshop Lead Presenter: Nicole R Bowman, Ph.D. [President - Bowman Performance Consulting]
Other Workshop Presenter 2: Carolee Dodge-Francis [Associate Professor/Executive Director American Indian Research & Education Center - University of Nevada Las Vegas]
Other Workshop Presenter 3: ANDREA GUERRERO-GUAJARDO, PhD, MPH [Director of Community Engagement and Social Accountability - University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine]
Time: Oct 31, 2018 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Hilton - Center St. Meeting Room A

Audience Level: Intermediate
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): 1. Get an overview of the cultural, societal implications and community foundations of Indigenous evaluation (global north focus but some global south).
2. Review a summary of the historical, legal, and political aspects that should be informing all evaluations with Indigenous participants and Tribal Nations.
3. Start to make meaning and connections with Indigenous evaluation to culturally responsive, Latina/o, other Indigenous, and western evaluations, as a tool to incite change.
4. Observe how Indigenous evaluation as a way to inform your professional evaluation practice and in future evaluation activities.
5. Receive a bibliography and resource network list to continue your work after the workshop has concluded.

Session Abstract (150 words):  Indigenous evaluation (IE) is a member of the culturally responsive evaluation family with important intersectional applications to western evaluations. This practical and interactive workshop will facilitate learning and understanding of theories and methodologies associated with Indigenous evaluation to be utilized for applied practice. Workshop participants will be given strategies to build authentic relationships, professional practice matrixes, and examples of how to co-design effective system, program, or project evaluation studies to collaborate with. Specifically, workshop participants will be instructed on how to conduct with (not on) Tribal nations and Indigenous communities. The premise of this session is based upon the four directions contained within a medicine wheel. Participants will experience whole brain engagement (i.e. linear, mini-lecture as well as creative, experiential, cultural, and group activities); gain knowledge with regard to activities and pedagogical strategies: cultural and community protocols gathered through traditional knowledge sources; theoretical, legal, and methodological foundations of Indigenous evaluation; alignment and relationship to western theories, methods, and design; and application to real world (and your world) demonstrations, case studies, and community of practice discussions. Participants will leave with many new resources and supportive relationships to ensure the direction of Indigenous evaluation, and you as an evaluator!


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