Join us for a Coffee Break Webinar Thursday, April 14, 2022 2:00p– 2:30p ET
No one wants to be evaluated. That is usually because people equate evaluation with judgments that focus on flaws. Indeed, a common definition of evaluation relates to “judging the value of.” The challenge with being judged, particularly when it comes to new and innovative projects, is that it does not necessarily provide high-value information to project teams. Project team members already know their initiatives – particularly if they are groundbreaking – will not work at first and that it will take time to get things the way they envision them.
A way to resolve this conflict is through the use of “developmental evaluation.” Developmental evaluation is an adaptable application of program evaluation principles to innovative initiatives. The key advantage is that it optimizes project leaders’ ability to address emerging issues effectively. A developmental evaluation is structured to provide more value by not simply “judging”, but by answering the question of “why” an outcome is being observed and directs attention toward learning and continuously improving in order to implement the new initiative.
In response to our webinar viewers who have shared a high demand to learn more about how to effectively use developmental evaluation, we are providing a complimentary Coffee Break Webinar on Continuous Improvement in the Real-World: How to Use Developmental Evaluation to Realize Your Vision. Register early to reserve your seat in this highly anticipated webinar!
For an optimal learning experience, we encourage you to review our previous Coffee Break Webinars, Developmental Evaluation: What is it? How Do You Do It? and 5 Best Practices for Hiring the Right Evaluation Partner.