Warm greetings! In anticipation for our upcoming August convening in Minneapolis, MN, we will be posting short reflections this week on our guiding principles. Take a daily moment to reflect on these principles in your own life and evaluative practice, and consider diving deeper with us this August!
Day 1: Co-Creation
Develops the innovation and evaluation together – interwoven, interdependent, iterative, and co-created – so that developmental evaluation becomes part of the change process.
It’s vital to make time developing and revisiting shared understandings of values, principles, and other key concepts.
Trusted relationships are the business of Developmental Evaluation and the basis of the collaborative and developmental process inherent in innovation.
Questions to ask ourselves:
Do we understand the differences in power in a particular situation?
How can we gain more insight or understanding about this?
What responsibilities do we have in relation to this power?
How do we acknowledge the history, experience and wisdom that exists within the current situation?