DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY
2-DAY WORKSHOP | AUGUST 16-17, 2018 | MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA
The need for people in communities and organisations to innovate has never been greater, as we face local, regional, national and global challenges to our way of lives, our environments and our cultures. Developmental evaluation supports practitioners and people in communities and organisations to develop and innovate, as well as to track, monitor and evaluate in real time, as initiatives are developing. Developmental Evaluation offers a fresh approach to evaluating social innovation and community-led change. Using a set of guiding principles, rather than rules, Developmental Evaluation is situational, contextual, culturally responsive and ethical.
Who should attend?
The workshop for anyone working in the field of social change and social justice who engages with evaluation: evaluation practitioners, program staff, government officials,, community members and funders. For the learning to be really deep, meaningful and practical, we encourage those attending to come with another person you work or practice with regularly so that you apply learning and reflect on it together when you return to your everyday work and life.
This two day workshop aims to take a deep dive into the practice of developmental evaluation, exploring, unpacking and engaging participants in what it means to practice evaluation using principles as guides. Participants will be equipped with the confidence, mind-set and motivation, as well as with new skills and tools to engage in developmental evaluation practice in their own settings.
HOW WILL THE WORKSHOP BE ORGANIZED?
The learning will be designed to be highly participative, relational and will include experiential opportunities to reinforce and challenge thinking and practice. There will be a strong emphasis on creativity as a mode for learning as well as an approach for evaluation.
WHAT ARE THE LEARNING OUTCOMES?
After the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand where developmental evaluation can be used
- Understand how to use principles as guides for innovation and evaluation
- Apply the developmental evaluation principles in their own contexts
- Critically unpack and examine their own values and principles in a way that enhances their evaluation practice and other’s experience of evaluation
- Apply and use several cutting edge developmental evaluation tools and methods
WHEN IS THE WORKSHOP?
August 16-17, 2017, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day.
WHERE IS IT LocatED?
The workshop will be held in the historic Mill City Museum building next to the scenic Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved for those traveling from outside of the Twin Cities. Check back for updated informations.
WHAT ARE THE Costs?
The Convening costs $695.00 USD for two days, including light breakfast snacks and lunch.
Developmental Evaluation Institute co-founders and workshop facilitators Nan Wehipeihana, Nora F. Murphy, and Kate McKegg are internationally known for the contributions to developmental evaluation field. Facilitator A. Rafael Johnson is novelist and arts-based evaluator. Learn more about the facilitation team here.
How to apply
There are three stages to the application:
Register and pay online for the workshop. Space is limited. This basic applications close on August 1, 2018 or when full, whichever comes first. Click here to register.
Receive notification of your placement in the workshop. Places are only guaranteed once the fee is paid and you have received confirmation of your placement from the DEI team.
Provide requested documentation. We will ask for additional documentation and information in advance of the workshop including session sign-up, optional ignite-session sign-up, dietary restrictions, and so forth.