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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #1

Given my interest in complexity and evaluation, I decided to take the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. I’ve seen Jonny speak at conferences before and have learned some useful things, so figured I could … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change

Title: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change Offered by: FSG, New Profit, and the Collective Impact Forum. Speakers: -Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation -Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG-Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack-Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks … Continue reading

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On Flexibility in Evaluation Design

Been doing some reading as I work on developing an evaluation plan for a complex program that will be implemented at many sites. Here are some notes from a few papers that I’ve read – I think if anything links … Continue reading

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Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) Conference Recap

In September, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Western Australia. As I did with the Canadian Evaluation Society conference, I’m going to summarize some of my insights, in addition to cataloguing all … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated -Poul Anderson Systems Thinking is a hot topic in the world of evaluation. I’ve read a fair … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Soft Systems Methodology: The Use of Rich Pictures from Evaluation

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Systems Dynamics: Computer​ Models to Anticipate and Plan for Surprise

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: “Emergence: Detection and Interpretation in a Leadership Program” by Michael Quinn Patton

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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