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Prep for “Evaluation Options for Decisions Makers” Workshop

I recently 1OK, it was quite awhile ago now, but this blog posting has been sitting in my draft folder for a looooong time! ¬†gave on a presentation on Developmental Evaluation for a workshop at work called “Evaluation Options for … Continue reading

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Developmental Evaluation – Chapter One Notes

Chapter One: Developmental Evaluation Defined & Positioned Key Take Home Messages: Developmental Evaluation is not a magic bullet – it is one type of evaluation that is suited to particular situations (i.e., complex, innovative) the role of the developmental evaluator … Continue reading

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DE – Preface

Things that stood out to me in the preface of Developmental Evaluation: Talking about his book “Getting to Maybe,” Patton says, “the editor seemed, like many people, to have an allergic reaction to the very word evaluation.” (p.ix) Similarly, “You, … Continue reading

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Developmental Evaluation Reading Group

So, I’ve joined a Developmental Evaluation (DE) community of practice (COP). Run by BC Mental Health & Addictions Services, this COP is focused on reading Michael Quinn Patton’s Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation (as well as discussing … Continue reading

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