Establishing and Developing Professional Evaluator Dispositions

A basic principle associated with competent evaluation practice asserts that evaluators should possess the education, abilities, skills, and experience needed to undertake the tasks proposed in an evaluation. For those training evaluators this also means teaching professional dispositions, because an individual’s dispositions (i.e., beliefs and values) influence how they will act as professionals. In order for evaluation educators to teach evaluator competencies, we must understand the underlying dispositions associated with each competency.