Dr. Wandersman Receives Award
Ann L. McCracken, PhD. (top left), is the Director of Evaluation at the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. She made the award to Dr. Wandersman.
Dr. Wandersman conducted an evaluation workshop at the Foundation conference. The workshop focused on Getting to Outcomes® (GTO), an approach which has its roots in the behavioral health treatment and prevention communities. GTO empowers organizations to plan effective programs, implement them, and evaluate the programs to see how well they worked and to continuously improve them. GTO is a form of empowerment evaluation.
The workshop focused around real-world examples and participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on exercises that drew upon their own experiences and organizational needs and contexts.
Dr. Abraham Wandersman, Ph.D., is the co-author of Getting to Outcomes: Promoting Accountability through Methods and Tools for Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. He is also the co-editor of Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice. Dr. Wandersman is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.