Reflective Practice: Moving Intention into Action

Reflection is a pillar of professional practice and can enable evaluators to expand their assumptions, change behaviour, and align practice with their values and beliefs. Reflective Practice is the first domain in the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Competencies for Evaluation Practice, highlighting the importance of professional awareness and growth. However, the literature offers few tools to move reflective thought into action. The authors developed a personalized refl ective approach through a mentoring relationship and the innovative use of a smartphone.