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

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(16) Working with values: values literacy for evaluation

Session Number: 16
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
PD Workshop Lead Presenter: Keryn Hassall [Independent consultant on evaluation and implementation - Australia]
Time: Nov 12, 2019 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)
Room: CC 101 A

Audience Level: All Audiences
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): What values are (and are not), and how values are applied in human choices and actions.
How to identify different type of values within a program, and within an evaluation.
Ways to elicit and discuss values when planning an evaluation, to clarify 'what matters'.
Three main ways that values have been integrated into evaluation practice (from the evaluation literature).
Reflection on how values influence their own evaluation work, and how they can more explicitly work with values in their own practice.
Prerequisites (PD Workshops): This session is for anyone with evaluation experience who wants to learn more about values and to consider how to engage with values in their evaluation practice.

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Evaluators have been encouraged to engage more clearly with values in evaluation. Yet there are conceptual and practical challenges to working with values, as there is no common language around values.

This workshop will help evaluators to develop ‘values literacy’, with a set of values concepts and a method for identifying values in programs and evaluation. This is designed to give evaluators an understanding of values that they can integrate into their existing evaluation practice. You will learn a 4-step model for identifying, understanding and working with values in evaluation, which can help you expand your evaluation practice to engage with values.

This workshop has been developed based on research on values in social psychology and public administration, as well as advice from philosophers on better ways to conceptualise values and the role of values in inquiry. Participants will receive a workbook with reference material and activities they can use to develop their engagement with values in their own work.

This workshop is intended for people with some experience in the practice of evaluation (conducting, managing or commissioning), who want to improve how they recognize, discuss and work with values through an 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 11, 2019. Email cancellation requests to registration@eval.org. All refunds are processed after the meeting. After October 11, 2019 all sales are final. For Evaluation 2019, 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 approved international requests.