Empowering Change: David Fetterman on Using Evaluation to Build a Better World
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Empowering Change: David Fetterman on Using Evaluation to Build a Better World

David Fetterman is a leading expert in empowerment evaluation, an approach that emphasizes collaboration, participation, and capacity building. He has written extensively on the topic, and his work has been used in a wide range of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses. David focuses on helping people evaluate their programs and initiatives. Moreover,…

From Lecture Halls to Real-World Calls: Tiffany Berry’s Evaluation Insights

From Lecture Halls to Real-World Calls: Tiffany Berry’s Evaluation Insights

Whether you’re an educator, a student, or simply someone passionate about youth development and educational programs, this podcast episode with Tiffany Berry, Ph.D., promises to give you insights into the complex world of evaluation. She is the Dean and a full research professor in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University,…

Mindfulness Meets Evaluation: Insights from Jim McDavid

Mindfulness Meets Evaluation: Insights from Jim McDavid

In this episode, I talk with Jim McDavid, Ph.D., about his experience with mindfulness and meditation practice, how it has influenced him, and how it affects how he views and practices evaluation. Our conversation also covers practical wisdom, Jim’s interest in the environment, and challenges associated with determining cause and effect in evaluation. Jim is…

Maximize Your Survey Response Rates: Expert Insights from Sheila Robinson

Maximize Your Survey Response Rates: Expert Insights from Sheila Robinson

In this podcast episode, James Pann, Ph.D., interviews Sheila Robinson, Ed.D., about the topic of surveys and response rates. We focus on the significance of response rates in surveys and the steps that can be taken to maximize them. Sheila is a career educator and professional learning designer with experience in K-12 public education and…

The Importance of How We Define Evaluation with Amy Gullickson
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The Importance of How We Define Evaluation with Amy Gullickson

In this interview, I speak with Amy Gullickson, acting Co-Director and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Program Evaluation at Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She is also Chair of the International Society for Evaluation Education. We talk about what is the best definition of evaluation and why it is important to have a clear definition. Amy…

Evaluative Thinking with Thomas Archibald

Evaluative Thinking with Thomas Archibald

Thomas Archibald, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech. His practice and research are focused primarily on program evaluation and evaluation capacity building. He serves as the Chief of Party/Director of the Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture project, funded by…

Evaluation’s Role in Guiding Public Policy and Government with Rakesh Mohan

Evaluation’s Role in Guiding Public Policy and Government with Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh Mohan has been the director of the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE) an independent and nonpartisan agency of the Idaho State Legislature, since 2002. We cover important issues related to evaluation and how evaluation can guiding government and public policy.       Under Rakesh’s direction, the office has received many awards, including the…

Ending Dusty Shelf Reports with Ann K. Emery

Ending Dusty Shelf Reports with Ann K. Emery

Ann K. Emery at Depict Data Studio helps people and organizations visualize data more effectively. This interview covers key evaluation and research reporting strategies, techniques, and resources. Ann is well-known in the evaluation world and beyond. She has been invited to speak in more than 30 states and 10 countries, more than 3,200 people have…

Learning from Evaluation Mistakes with Kylie Hutchinson

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: –…

Utilization-Focused Evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton

Utilization-Focused Evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton

In this episode, I interview Michael Quinn Patton on Utilization-Focused Evaluation. “What don’t you know, that if you did know, would make a difference to what you do.” Utilization-Focused Evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton, Ph.D. “What don’t you know, that if you did know, would make a difference to what you do?” The importance of…