The CES is glad to announce a webinar delivered on September 27 in English by Natalie De Sole entitled Harvesting Knowledge through Reflection.
How can we as evaluators better harvest our knowledge gained while working in the field? Too often examples of nuanced micro practices and techniques are unobserved, unrecorded, or forgotten. This presentation will facilitate an interactive discussion aimed to increase awareness of those, too often, unvoiced lessons through reflection.
In this dynamic and interactive presentation, participants will be given a practice theory from the literature, and then asked to observe or consider a client-evaluator interaction. The group will discuss their observations and thoughts, and then re-consider the observed client-evaluator interaction from different stakeholder and/or situational perspectives. The practice theories reviewed will come from Jean King’s Interactive Evaluation Practice, Ed Schein’s Humble Inquiry, and Amy Edmonson’s Teaming works.
Participants will receive a tool to further reflect and observe nuanced macro practices and techniques, in given contexts, while working in the field.
WHEN: Wednesday September 27, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer's requirements.
REGISTRATION: Please go here to register: https://evaluationcanada.ca/webinar-registration
COST: Free for all CES members.
Biography of presenter
Natalie De Sole is a Senior Evaluator with Vantage Evaluation where she specializes in helping clients see the big picture of how their work fits into a larger context. Before Vantage, she worked most significantly with SPEC Associates for five years. As a researcher at SPEC, Natalie worked on over 20 tailor-made evaluations that helped nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and systems, and foundations learn. She also supported Dr. Hwalek to further develop the client engagement practice model, Evaluation Live! Other employers included the Capacity Building Center for Tribes, American Indian Health and Family Services, College for Ama, and Save the Children UK’s South African Program. Natalie received her M.S.W. focused in Social Policy and Evaluation from the University of Michigan, and her area of practice was Community and Social Systems.
- To pause and reflect on what it is we see in the field and how to translate those experiences in ways that impact our practice
- To consider how best practice frameworks pair with real-life experiences
- To re-analyze scenarios if framed from the perspective of different stakeholder groups and/or situations
- To share a tool that can further evaluator’s reflection-in-action practices