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Climbing the Accountability Mountain: Four INGOs' experiences implementing participatory reflection processes

The panel took a comparative case study approach, presenting four distinct reflection and learning processes used by international INGOs (Oxfam America, ActionAid, ChildFund, and Mercy Corps). Through sharing of practical experiences and organizational assessments, the presenters explored the theoretical and practical dimensions of participatory reflection and learning processes in terms of methods, successes, and challenges

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Focus Search - This part of the panel looks at Oxfam America’s AIR or Annual Impact Reflection process

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Eval11 Session 218: Knowledge Flow: Valuing this element of the evaluation process

Preskill & Boyle (2008) elaborate that a mature system, with the ability to 'create, capture, store, and disseminate evaluation-related data and documents as well as processes, procedures, and lessons learned from evaluation efforts' enables the organization to hone their evaluation efforts

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From Problem to Prototype: Applying Design Thinking to Organizational Learning (Evaluation 2015, Session 1414)

Design thinking is a process for developing solutions to abstract, ill-defined, and complex problems. In addition, design thinking’s user-centered, participatory, and iterative nature makes it a useful process for engaging stakeholders


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Multipaper Session 891 How Nonprrofit Organizations Can Build and Sustain Capacity for Evaluation

Evaluation Capacity Building With Community-Based Organizations: Results of a Yearlong Planning Process and Curriculum As funders continue presenting grantees with reporting requirements of increasing scope and complexity, it is essential that nonprofit agencies have appropriate expertise and capacity to build meaningful evaluation into their work

Evaluation 2009 Presentation Shanker, Reich, Pejsa & King-ECB.pdf

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Poster presented at AEA 2015 Discusses the concept of consumer self-sufficiency as it applies to culturally, linguistically and economically diverse health insurance consumers, and describes the process and challenges of defining, promoting and measuring self-sufficiency

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Focus Search - Defining and Evaluating Consumer Self-Sufficiency Among Diverse Health Insurance Consumers Debi Lang, MS, MassAHEC & Linda Cabral, MM, Research & Evaluation Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School BACKGROUND Lack of health insurance has been linked to decreased preventive services, increased hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and diagnosis at later stages of disease, leaving those without insurance vulnerable to poor health outcomes.1 While studies have shown that consumers who are engaged in their health care have better health2, these studies do not focus on the complexities of understanding and enrolling in health insurance, particularly for those who have little experience with the process

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Eval11 Session 867: Knowledge Creation in Healthcare Organizations as a Result of Individual's Participation in the Executive Training in the Use of Evidence Informed Decision Making

Evaluations of attemps to improve the use of evidence informed decision making in healthcare organizations have focused on impact on individual skills and knowledge and failed to grasp how learning processes occur in the organizations

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Focus Search - Transfer process Utility of process Contextual conditions Socialization Gain local knowledge Strengthen attitudes Gain credibility Fellow’s leadership Fellow’s role (mid-/senior-level manager) Structure of the training program Existence of collaborative network Socialization: a process of converting new tacit knowledge through shared experiences and observations we were looking for: EXTRA fellows and SEARCHers involved in meaningful social interactions with others in their organizations we observed: all were involved in socialization processes with varying degrees of intensity before, during, and after their training requirement of management positions 2

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Integrating Evaluation & Learning in Foundations Amidst Organizational Changes (Eval 2015, Session 1289)

Abstract 2: Evaluation and Organizational Learning 2.0: A Refresh at The California Wellness Foundation Presentation Abstract 2: In 2014, at the end of a strategic planning process and after welcoming a new President/CEO, The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) set out to design a new evaluation framework

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Focus Search - · Initiatives: outcomes · Grants: process measures and outputs When?

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Concrete Experiences and Practical Exercises

Creating an “adult learning environment” requires discarding some of the paradigms about “the way education has to be.” There is a better way, in which adult learners can take an active role, and assume some of the responsibility for their own learning. #environment #learning #HowTo ...

Concrete Experiences & Practical Exercises v3a.pdf