Learning from Evaluation Mistakes with Kylie Hutchinson

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.

Watch the video recording of our interview here:

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