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Dr. Fetterman facilitated an empowerment evaluation workshop at the annual evaluation meeting held in Minneapolis (October 24th). Participants came from Israel, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, and throughout the United States. Dieudonne Mouafo, Chief Evaluation, UN Volunteers, Berlin, Germany is taking stock in the picture above.
Dave Phillips plans to bring back the approach to Montana.
Florence Etta (who just finished working with David Fetterman in South Africa) helped prioritize the self-assessment activities.
The dialogue was engaging and insightful, providing a number of real world suggestions and recommendations to improve the annual conference.
Dr. Fetterman announced the publication of his new book at the workshop and at the author's night session at the end of the day. Stanford University Press has invited colleagues to chat with Dr. Fetterman about his new book on Friday between 9:30 and 10:30 at the Stanford University Press booth.
Professor Emeritus Wha-Joon Rho, Seoul National University and Professor Fetterman briefly meet between sessions to continue their collaborative New Village effort that was initiated during their Korean exchange (see earlier blog posting).
Associate Professor Rattana Buosonte and his students from Naresuan University, Muang Phitsanulok, Thailand meet with Dr. Fetterman at the AEA social and meet the author's night session to discuss his new book.
Day 1 of the Conference in Summary:
This was a long, but productive and enjoyable day. One might even say empowering.