Theme: Elevate Your Evaluation Practice
Session Submission Deadline: February 7, 2020 (CLOSED)
Session Acceptance Date: February 28, 2020
Poster Submission Deadline: April 24, 2020
“Ethics creates trust. Trust promotes loyalty. Loyalty generates passion. Passion drives productivity.” - Yonason Goldson
We are evaluators because we’re passionate about working with others to continually improve the world in which we live – whether at the community level, regional or national scale - or even globally. The science of evaluation provides the mechanism to validate opportunities for positive change in our communities and evaluation scientists are the fuel needed to activate that change. Our roles require technical expertise, strategic thinking, political maneuvering, relationship building, ethical awareness, compassion for humanity, and a humble commitment to improving our world.
This year’s conference theme is designed to ELEVATE our ability to make positive, sustaining impacts through our evaluation work. In this request for proposals, we ask that you share with your peers how you’ve been able to successfully ELEVATE your work. Perhaps it’s been through a new/clever technique for evaluation design or data collection and analysis, or maybe you’ve improved your communication of findings or how you’ve strengthened relationships, or even how you advocated for positive change. This year’s conference keynote speaker is Yonason Goldson who will share with us how to ELEVATE our ethics to build trust, passion, and productivity in our work. What will you share to ELEVATE our learning community?