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CESBC Webinar: Data Placemats for Different Tables

  • 12 Jul 2019
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Online Webinar (PDT)
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CESBC Webinar:

Data Placemats for Different Tables 

WHEN:  Friday July 12, 2019 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

WHERE: Online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here

(Join links will be provided two days prior to the webinar)

COST: Free

LANGUAGE: English

Presented by Elise Garvey

Webinar description:

This presentation will discuss the use of multiple data placemat sessions in a recent evaluation of a fare enforcement program for bus rapid transit in King County, Washington. The first data placemat session was with the program staff who worked with and maintained the data, so the approach focused on getting feedback on more raw numbers. The second session was with department leadership and was focused on sharing and getting feedback on preliminary analysis. Program staff from the first session were present as well. This approach to this tool met stakeholders at the level at which they generally engage with data, which allowed for more useful discussions and sharing of information. This presentation will discuss the approach and lessons learned about adapting this tool to the context of a large local government department, where staff at different levels have different concerns and potential uses for the evaluation.

Biography of presenter:

Elise Garvey is a Senior Management Auditor with the King County Auditor’s Office in Seattle, Washington. Her work has included evaluations in public health, climate action planning, major capital projects and green building, law enforcement, and transit. Elise is the chair emeritus of the Government Evaluation TIG of the American Evaluation Association.


If you have any questions, please contact Damien Chen at  damienchen9@gmail.com

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