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Towards a Theory of Transformation for Complex Systems

Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment Annual Conference Symposium Chair A. Rafael Johnson (Inspire to Change, United States of America) Presentations Principles-Driven Responsive Philanthropy: Building Bridges Across Communities for Peace, Prosperity, and the Planet Nora Murphy Johnson, A. Rafael Johnson, Mark Guy, Mary Dalsin Inspire to Change, GHR Towards a Theory of Transformative Change A. Rafael Johnson, Nora Murphy Johnson, Sandra J. Agustín …

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Developmental Evaluation: Systems and Complexity

Instructor: Michael Quinn Patton, PhD Description: The field of evaluation already has a rich variety of contrasting models, competing purposes, alternatives methods, and divergent techniques that can be applied to projects and organizational innovations that vary in scope, comprehensiveness, and complexity.  The challenge, then, is to match evaluation to the nature of the initiative being evaluated. This …

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Transformative Engagement: Blue Marble Evaluators’ role in uncovering social structures that limit human potential

Several members of the BME network will be presenting the following session at the American Evaluation Conference: All over the world schools serve indigenous populations and/or immigrants from other cultures. How do we create and evaluate education systems that are responsive to diverse cultural backgrounds? How do we balance accountability measures such as standardized tests with …

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A Blue Marble Lens on Evaluating Education Policy: How global ideas can be adapted to local needs

Several members of the Blue Marble Evaluation network will be presenting at the K12 TIG Business Meeting at the American Evaluation Association Conference: When primary and secondary students perform poorly on international tests such as PISA, education policymakers often consider “borrowing” or emulating policies from more successful nations. Blue Marble Evaluation calls us to apply the …

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Virtual Book Launch: 5th Edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation

Join us to celebrate the release of the 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation (Sage). This is the first intergenerational edition of U-FE, co-authored by Michael Quinn Patton and Charmagne E. Campbell-Patton. Hear from the authors and special guests about the book and how it seeks to contribute to a more sustainable, equitable society. Click here to register. Principle …

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Utilization-Focused Evaluation Webinar

The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for Blue Marble Evaluation. This webinar will explore how we address the interconnection in the new book. This …

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Monthly Gathering of the U-FE / Blue Marble Evaluation Community

Join us as we explore the new directions for Utilization-Focused Evaluation through Blue Marble Evaluation. These monthly gatherings will be less one-way webinars and more conversations, case examples, fishbowl-style consulting and opportunities to learn and connect. Gatherings will take place on the Third Thursday of the month at 9am CST / 3pm UTC. Click here …

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Monthly U-FE Webinar – First Operating Principle of UFE – Contextualize

This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for …

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Monthly U-FE Webinar – Principle 2 – Personalize

This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for …

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Monthly U-FE Webinar – Principle 3: Customize

This webinar is part of a monthly series offered by Utilization-Focused Evaluation in partnership with Blue Marble Evaluation. The publication of the new 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides an opportunity to revisit the interconnection between Blue Marble Evaluation and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. In essence, Blue Marble evaluations should be utilization-focused so Utilization-Focused Evaluation provides the overarching framework for …

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