Tuesday, November 24, 2015

21st Anniversary of Empowerment Evaluation Celebration

American Evaluation Association Celebration of Empowerment Evaluation

The 21st anniversary of empowerment evaluation celebration was held at the American Evaluation Association professional meeting in Chicago, IL., November 2015.  



Right to Left: David Fetterman, Stewart Donaldson, Abraham Wandersman, Marvin Alkin, and Michael Scriven.  (Michael Patton was available by video.)

Luminaries in the field complemented and critiqued the approach, including Michael Scriven, Michael Patton, Marv Alkin, and Stewart Donaldson. 



Michael Scriven


Michael Patton 
(His comments were taped due to a schedule conflict.
They are available on YouTube 



Marv Alkin



Stewart Donaldson

David Fetterman & Abraham Wandersman highlighted case examples and fielded questions. 



David Fetterman
(speaking at the podium)


Abraham Wandersman

It was quite an intellectual celebration. The room was packed - colleagues lined the walls, filled the aisles, and our colleagues even spilled out into the hallway.



The atmosphere was filled with excitement and anticipation.  The comments were primarily complementary and constructive.  However, the session would not have been authentic without the normal academic critique.  

We took copious notes, as usual, and plan to continue to refine and improve our work.  Many thanks for the celebratory comments and critiques.  

Happy 21st anniversary empowerment evaluation.








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