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 Blue Marble Evaluation.
This month, we will be digging into the sixth operating principle of U-FE – Engage Users: Be Active–Reactive–Interactive–Adaptive in working with and engaging intended users.
Utilization-focused evaluation supports use of evaluation processes and findings by engaging with primary intended users to facilitate their intended uses. We describe the facilitation process as being active–reactive–interactive–adaptive. In this webinar, we will explore what this means and the opportunities and challenges to engaging users throughout the evaluation.