Powerpoint slides and other materials provided during the session for #203 presentation on Thursday from 11:00-11:45am in Suite 1101 at the 2013 AEA conference. This session was presented as part of the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health TIG, and the abstract is as follows:
Planning, developing, implementing, and sustaining change within and across organizations is complex and requires organizations to develop additional flexibility, capacity, and capability in order to successfully meet new challenges. This workshop will explore the relationship between theory and practice through the application of change theory using case studies of organizations that have contracted for evaluation in the midst of organizational change. Determining where an organization is in the change process has the potential to improve the conditions for evaluation feasibility and increase evaluation utility, propriety, accuracy, and accountability. During the workshop, presenters will lay the groundwork of organizational change theory, framing organizational change in terms of organizational learning, and facilitate small and large group discussion of cases and ideas. Participants will be provided with tools to assess where organizations are in the change process as well as strategies that use evaluation to support stakeholders in leading and managing change.