Mission Statement of the OL - ECB TIG Web Site (Brief)
The mission of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Organizational Learning - Evaluation Capacity Building Topical Interest Group (OL–ECB TIG) is to provide a networking, learning, and professional development forum for evaluators and applied researchers who: 1) actively foster or study a culture of organizational learning within the settings in which they work, and who 2) actively build, or study the building of the evaluation capacity of those with whom they work.
In support of this mission, the OL-ECB TIG promotes the following goals:
i. Strengthening and sustaining effective evaluation practices by increasing the capacity of individuals to design, implement, and manage their own evaluation projects that are rigorous and adhere to the AEA Evaluation Standards;
ii. Building and applying knowledge, skills and competencies related to effective evaluation practice;
iii. Cultivating cultures and contextual supports within organizations et al. for learning, adaptation, and continuous improvement;
iv. Creating awareness and support for self-evaluation as an improvement strategy in the internal and external environments in which it functions; and
v. Explicating, fostering, and supporting linkages between evaluation capacity building, evaluative inquiry, and organizational learning.