Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CUTV News Interview with Dr. Fetterman

CUTV Radio News Interview

CUTV Radio Newscaster, Jim Masters, interviewed Dr. Fetterman from Fetterman & Associates.  They spoke about empowerment evaluation, ethnography, and social justice. 

The conversation ranged from Dr. Fetterman's work with the United Nations and South Africa to Google and Stanford University's School of Medicine.  

The topics included:  empowerment evaluation as a gateway to growth in human potential, capacity, and self-determination; a tool to help you know if you are accomplishing your objectives.


Projects highlighted include: tobacco prevention work - saving the State over $9 million in excess medical expenses; bridging the digital divide in communities of color - $15 million Hewlett-Packard initiative; educational school improvement projects - helping educational districts extricate themselves from academic distress.

The radio interview was recorded and is available on CUTV News.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Empowerment Evaluation: Health Promotion Journal of Australia

Empowerment Evaluation:  Article in Health Promotion Journal of Australia

The editors of the Health Promotion Journal of Australia invited me to write a brief article summarizing empowerment evaluation.  It places empowerment evaluation in perspective, comparing it with collaborative, participatory, and developmental approaches to evaluation.  In addition, the article describes the theories, concepts, principles, and steps associated with the approach.


The article is part of a series of blogs, web page, and related digital dissemination efforts to better prepare for the 2019 Australasian Evaluation Society International Evaluation Conference.  It will be held in Sydney from September 16-18, with workshops on the 15th and 19th.

I have been invited to provide a plenary presentation at the conference and a workshop, focusing on empowerment evaluation.  Please enjoy the article and join us at the conference.