Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Canadian Evaluation Society - Empowerment Evaluation Workshop

The Canadian Evaluation Society

The Canadian Evaluation Society invited Dr. David Fetterman to conduct an empowerment evaluation workshop.  He was also invited to present a talk about the approach and sign his latest book titled, Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages:  Hewlett-Packard's $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice (Stanford University Press).


Welcome to the conference.


Dr. Fetterman highlighting his new book as part of an exercise in evaluation documentation.


Michael helping to record the group's mission or purpose.


Prioritizing with dots (since you can not evaluate everything).



Wait.  There is another Dr. Fetterman present.  That is Dr. Fetterman's mother. She participated in the empowerment evaluation workshop as well.



After prioritizing the most critical features of the conference to evaluate, we rated the key activities on a 1 (low) to 10 (high) scale.  It provided a generative basis for conversation and dialogue about what worked and did not work at the conference.


We created plans for the future based on our mission and taking stock steps. 
We concluded with a few technological tools of the trade.



The workshop was well received.  

A quotation from one of the participants:  "The workshop was excellent! David Fetterman has really inspired me to use Empowerment Evaluation in my work."

Organizer comment:  "I had the opportunity to hear directly from several of your workshop participants who conveyed how much they benefited from participating in your workshop. Your mom’s participation was also greatly enjoyed."