WHEN: Friday June 14, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time
WHERE: Online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here
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Presented by Kim Walker and Elaina Mack
As evaluation practitioners, how often do we reflect upon our own experiences? How can these reflections go hand-in-hand with an evaluation in progress? How can we integrate real-time client learning into coaching interventions while still maintaining the integrity of an evaluation exercise? What are the benefits and considerations for capturing and sharing these reflections? Presenters will engage participants to navigate these questions, based on a recent developmental evaluation (DE) of an initiative to support newcomer refugees. Discussions will focus on key watershed moments from this evaluation, including: Organizational readiness Project design, flexibility & adaptability Core evaluation questions Relationship building Power dynamics Influence of cultural differences This presentation will explore: why evaluators’ reflections are important; evaluation components worth monitoring; and when sharing evaluator experiences would be of value to partners and participants. Up to three significant lessons or tools will be identified for future application.
Biographies of presenters:
Kim Walker is a community development and environmental management consultant with a career spanning 35 years. Her developmental approach focuses on solutions and actions to build capacity and leadership. Evaluation topics have included abuse counselling, land use, indigenous organizations, teleworking, international qualifications recognition, immigrant & refugee services, and environmental enterprise development.
Elaina Mack is committed to empowering children and their families to thrive through engaging, empathetic and evidence-based approaches. She has more than 10 years of experience in applied research, evaluation and project management to support initiatives across Canada and internationally related to child rights and well-being, community development, and newcomer settlement.