Author Archives: Beth

Evaluator Competencies Series: Evaluation Topics and Questions

Since it’s been a while since I last wrote a blog psoting in this series, and since I stopped in the middle of the “technical competencies” domain, let’s review where we are at. The first competency in the “Technical Domain” … Continue reading

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I’m back to blogging

Over on my personal blog, I’ve decided to try blogging every day in the spirit of November as National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) – that was a thing years ago when blogs were more popular. The idea is to blog … Continue reading

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CES Webinar Notes: Retrospective Pretest Survey

These are my rough notes from today’s CES webinar. Speaker: Evan Poncelet was asked “are retrospective post test (RPTs) legit?”, so it did some research on them you can’t always do a pre-test (e.g., evaluator brought on after program has … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Taking a Short Break!

It’s that busy time in the semester when the marking for the courses that I’m teaching is piling up and I am also working furiously on a couple of online courses (in addition to my day job). So I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Program Theory

2.3 Clarifies the program theory. I really like helping programs figure out what their theory of change is. Early in my career as an evaluator, I was surprised how often I would work with a program that had no idea … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Program Evaluability

2.2 Assesses program evaluability. I can’t remember exactly when or where this was, but at some point during my career as an evaluator, I saw the phrase “Evaluability Assessment” and thought “what’s that?” I know I wasn’t a brand new … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Clarifying Purpose and Scope

The next domain of competence is technical practice. 2. Technical Practice competencies focus on the strategic, methodological, and interpretive decisions required to conduct an evaluation. And the first competency in this domain is: 2.1 Clarifies the purpose and scope of the … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Workiversary To Me!

There have been a few times in my life when I decided to do something and then, as the thing approached I thought “What have I done? This is too big and too scary and too hard and I’m totally … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Contributing to the Evaluation Profession

And the final reflective practice competency is: 1.8 Engages in professional networks and activities and contributes to the evaluation profession and its community of practice. There are several ways that I engage in this competency: involvement with the Canadian Evaluation … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Self-Awareness and Reflective Thinking

I didn’t write a blog posting in my series last Sunday – the weekend was busy and time got away from me! But it’s now this Sunday night and I’ve got cup of tea and I’m ready to reflect on … Continue reading

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