Evaluation 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal

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Promoting the use of CRE in academic settings, private practice, and industry: Perspectives from GEDI alumni

Session Number: 2014
Track: Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI)
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: culturally responsive evaluation, GEDI, Social Justice
Session Facilitator: Yusuf Ransome [Columbia University MSPH]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Alison Mendoza-Walters [Principal - Public Health Impact, LLC]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Laura Pryor [Social Policy Research Associates]
Time: Nov 15, 2019 (05:45 PM - 06:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Marquette VIII

Other Authors: Christopher St. Vil
Audience Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Theoretical concepts of culturally-responsive evaluation (CRE), such as fully engaging participants, recognizing historical and contemporary injustices, and emphasizing qualitative approaches, are difficult to implement in practice, given that external forces that drive evaluations, such as clients and funders, may not prioritize these aspects of evaluation. This panel will explore challenges and opportunities for implementing CRE.  Alumni of the Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program will speak about their experiences in the context of academia, independent consulting, and industry. In small groups, we will explore questions including: How can evaluators working in academia help prepare the next generation of culturally-responsive evaluators? How can evaluators dutifully implement the principles and concepts of CRE given differing client priorities and resource constraints? How can evaluators encourage the use of CRE among colleagues within their own organizations?

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