Kylie is the 2020 recipient of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada. She has spent the past thirty years working in the not-for-profit sector as a consultant, trainer, program manager, board member, and volunteer. 

There are many valuable nuggets from this video. We discuss the following during the interview:

– Reasons why Kylie loves evaluation.

– Why evaluation is relevant for health and human services students who are not necessarily interested in research or evaluation.

– Why she wrote Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned.  She highlights some of the most important  lessons from the book.

– Kylie talks about how everyone makes mistakes and the key is learning from them.

– She reviews specific strategies for engaging project stakeholders in an evaluation.

– Kylie provides her favorite resources regarding program design.

– How mindfulness factors into her work and how it can inform the work of evaluators.

– Books she recommends.

You can connect with Kylie through https://communitysolutions.ca or @EvaluationMaven at Twitter.