Sponsored by the Evaluation Association of St. Louis
8:00-8:30 am: Light Breakfast and Coffee + Networking
8:30-11:00 am: Workshop
Every evaluator hopes that their evaluation data will be used in some meaningful way, but often the evaluator role ends at the submission of the report. This hands-on workshop will explore the intersection of evaluation and quality improvement in order to move beyond dissemination products and into rooms with people who have the ability to use the data. This is where the magic happens—bringing together people and data!
The session will provide some foundational best practices around engaging stakeholders with data findings, as well as a framework for the many different ways and purposes in which this can be done, including both participatory analysis and planning practices. With a train-the-trainer model, this session will enable participants to leave with practical strategies to build their evaluator toolbox. Throughout the session, there will be many application opportunities to practice with the strategies, as well as group sharing to build on the collective knowledge of how to effectively support data use.
Amanda Sutter, Evaluation Manager
Brown School Evaluation Center
Amanda Sutter is an evaluation manager at the Evaluation Center and an adjunct professor of social work at the Brown School. Amanda supports project management across the evaluation life cycle from initial design to the translation of findings to help organizations generate and use data to improve practice and impact. Her work centers on building systems and capacity to ensure that the best of evaluation is used at all levels of stakeholders, implementing collaborative and responsive evaluations that always have the end goals in mind.
Learn more and register online through the Evaluation Association of St. Louis.