Monday, May 25, 2020

Empowerment Evaluation and COVID-19

Empowerment Evaluation and COVID-19: 

Helping Communities Cope, Adapt, and Plan for the Future



ARTD Consultants invited me to present a Business as Unusual Webinar about Empowerment Evaluation and COVID-19. The focus was on using empowerment evaluation remotely to help communities and organizations adapt to COVID-19 and plan for the transition as restrictions lift (with masks and appropriate social distancing).


 

The webinar was divided into 3 parts (to facilitate use and minimize overload or fatigue):

 

1)    introduction or overview (including theory and principles)


 

2)    the 3 steps (mission, taking stock, and planning for the future)


 

3)    a demonstration of how to use empowerment evaluation remotely (including Zoom, Google Sheets, and Google Forms)


 

It was engaging and useful. 


They produced a summary of the webinar titled: Building Trust Through Empowerment Evaluation.  


 

Contact me at drdavidfetterman.com or Jade Mahoney for additional details at ARTD Consultants.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Evaluation Association of St. Louis Empowerment Evaluation Webinar

Evaluation Association of St. Louis 
Empowerment Evaluation Webinar
(with Dr. David Fetterman)



Evaluation Association of St Louis' Empowerment Evaluation (EASL) Webinar was Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Matt Feldmann, EASL President and Megan Ondr-Cooper, Program Chair, invited me (David Fetterman) to highlight essential features of empowerment evaluation. (They won the hour with me with a winning bid at the American Evaluation Association's Silent Auction.) A brief overview of the topics we will cover is presented below:

Empowerment evaluation is a stakeholder involvement approach to evaluation. It is aimed at learning and improving. It helps people learn how to help themselves and become more self-determined, by learning how to monitor and evaluate their own programs and initiatives. Key concepts include a critical friend (evaluator helping to guide their evaluation), cycles of reflection and action, and a community of learners. Principles guiding empowerment evaluation range from improvement to capacity building and accountability. Contact Matt and Megan for additional details.





Most of the empowerment evaluation webinar was recorded and is available for review.  

The password is: 3a^746cr

Friday, May 08, 2020

Free Recorded Empowerment Evaluation Webinar in India


Recorded Interview About Empowerment Evaluation with Dr. Fetterman


In case you missed it this morning see Dr. Rajib Nandi's email:

Dear Colleagues,

ECOI successfully conducted a Webinar on Empowerment Evaluation in association with SLWvA Sri Lanka and InDEC Indonesia. Dr. David Fetterman made an excellent presentation.
 
Those who could not join the Webinar you may please access the recording through ECOI's Facebook page:

Warm regards,
Rajib

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Rajib Nandi, M.Phil, Ph.D
Research Fellow and Office-in-Charge
Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST)
(In special consultative status with United Nation's Economic and Social Council)

It is also available for viewing on YouTube

Friday, May 01, 2020

Empowerment Evaluation Webinar in India (Register)


Empowerment Evaluation Webinar in India
by Dr. David Fetterman


Empowerment Evaluation Webinar. Learn more about how to help nonprofits, for-profits, communities, schools, and hospitals, evaluate their own performance in order to reach their goals.
 
Rituu Nanda invited Dr. David Fetterman to present an empowerment evaluation webinar for colleagues in India. 

Mr. Aniruddha Brahmachari will be the moderator. 

The date in India was May 8th at 6:30 pm. Register at: https://lnkd.in/gCgiQEF

Brief Description of the Webinar

Empowerment evaluation is a stakeholder involvement approach to evaluation. It is aimed at learning and improvement. It helps people learn how to help themselves and become more self-determined, by learning how to monitor and evaluate their own programs and initiatives. Key concepts include: a critical friend (evaluator helping to guide their evaluation), cycles of reflection and action, and a community of learners. Principles guiding empowerment evaluation range from improvement to capacity building and accountability. The basic steps of empowerment evaluation include: 1) establishing a mission or unifying purpose; 2) taking stock – a baseline self-assessment designed to help measure growth and improvement; and 3) planning for the future – establishing goals and strategies to achieve objectives (based on their self-assessment), as well as credible evidence to monitor change. An evaluation dashboard is used to compare actual performance with quarterly milestones and annual goals. The role of the evaluator is that of a coach or facilitator in an empowerment evaluation, since the group is in charge of the evaluation itself. The webinar will highlight how empowerment evaluation produces measurable outcomes with case examples ranging from high tech companies such as Google and Hewlett-Packard to work in rural Arkansas and squatter settlements in South Africa. The webinar will also introduce participants to the theory, concepts, principles, and steps of empowerment evaluation as well as the technological tools to facilitate the approach.


Time:  May 8, 2020 06:30 PM in India

James Penn Interviews David Fetterman About Empowerment Evaluation

Interview with Dr. David Fetterman About Empowerment Evaluation
by James Pann


Dr. James Pann, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University, interviewed Dr. David Fetterman about empowerment evaluation for domestic and international evaluation communities. 

He highlights many empowerment evaluation case examples within the context of the larger stakeholder involvement approach to evaluation landscape.

It is on YouTube at: https://lnkd.in/g-eKV-g. 

Please contact Drs. Pann or Fetterman for additional collaborative, participatory, and empowerment evaluation tools and resources.