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Eval11 Session 218: Evolution of learning: Positioning evaluation within a comprehensive performance management system

Although both PM and evaluation share the core concepts of improving organizational learning and practice, in practice, systems of PM have generally fallen far short of their promise. Evaluators can play a key role in the evolution of PM by helping to craft PM systems which integrate multiple data sources to provide meaningful information for decision-making, and which will promote and improve organizational learning. This presentation focuses on two major issues in PM which are of interest to evaluators: a) the roles of evaluation and monitoring in a PM system, and b) ways evaluators can improve the production, dissemination, and utilization of evaluation information within a PM system


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Integrating Systems Thinking through a Technology-based PMS for a Consoritum TAACCCT Grant

TAACCCT Grants include numerous and comprehensive measurement and monitoring systems

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Focus Search - The TRAC-7 Reporting System is an online customized data management system developed in collaboration with Computer Information Science faculty at Washburn University

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Eval11 Poster 161: Performance Management as a tool for Political Prioritization in Local Government

Given that a well-implemented performance management system creates clear performance indicators at a regular basis, it should serve as the ideal basis for political prioritization

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Change & Continuity: Lessons Learned from the Bush and Obama Administrations' Experiences with Evaluation and Performance Measurement (Hart and Newcomer)

Draft paper presented on Nov. 12, 2015 at Evaluation 2015 Abstract: Calls for "evidence‐based policy" and for assessing how well government programs work have been around for many years. The George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations both espoused support for the generation and use of...

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Focus Search - Metzenbaum (2009) suggested that presenting information to serve specific audiences should be a guiding principle for future reform efforts

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Eval12 Session 827: Managing Your Needs Assessment

Needs assessments may be small to large or simple to complex depending on the nature of the issue to be addressed. Having a process in place to plan and manage your needs assessment – whatever its size and complexity – will aid in the assessment’s success. Without a plan, you are at risk of...

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Focus Search - Questions related to Diagnosis | Discernment Good practices in providing advice WBICR – DRAFT – 2012-02-29 Intellectual engagement Ideas from WBICR Retreat, Group Exercise on Advisory Services to WBI Teams on Results-Focused CD Define problem (diagnosis), and agree with internal client on the nature of the problem, before proceeding to a solution Provide good advice • tailored to the stage of the initiative • in context Be ready with resources • Handouts on key information • Such as handout prepared for WBI Days • Reference relevant cases of CDRF • Examples from other initiatives in the same sector • Have a deep pocket of resources; present only what becomes relevant in the context of the conversation Use illustrations | Draw a diagram Frame the thinking • Sometimes, have an agenda, or ask for an agenda (framing the conversation) • Have a set of guideline questions to use in discussion Interpersonal engagement Be explicit • about roles • about time frame • explicitness can mean surfacing implicit assumptions, confirming assumptions, correcting assumptions Prepare • Know our stuff • Review concept note if its available • Reading with care (the materials provided / doing ones homework • If unprepared, reschedule so as to respect their time (?)

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Performance Management in the Obama Administration

Handouts to accompany plenary presentation at 2010 Summer Evaluation Institute. Session Description: Professor Newcomer will describe the context and challenges the Obama Administration’s approach to performance management confronts. She will describe the legacy of performance measurement...