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Tuesday, May 28 • 15:00 - 16:30
Bridge Over Troubled Water: Communication Strategies to Influence Action on Undesirable Evaluation Results

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As evaluators, we have too often experienced the end of our evaluation journey with the submission of the evaluation report. Stakeholders check off the evaluation box and soon, the report starts to collect dust, particularly if the results were unexpected and undesirable. The program goes on with few evidence-informed changes and the evaluation report is not considered as a tool in this process. But it doesn't have to be this way. In this session, we will explore how effective communication strategies throughout the project can bridge the gap between evaluation reporting and evidence-informed decision-making. More specifically, we will discuss how evaluators can influence action on undesirable or controversial evaluation results through increasing stakeholder engagement and buy-in. Participants will learn tips and tricks from best practices and shared personal experiences for communication throughout the project cycle and will leave the session with ideas and resources that they can use in future evaluation to increase utilization of evaluation results, even undesirable ones.

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Erica McDiarmid

DPRA Canada
Erica is a Credentialed Evaluator who has been practicing evaluation professionally for the past 7 years, but has been applying evaluation principles and practices to her life for as long as she can remember, even if she didn't know it at the time. Erica is a consultant with DPRA... Read More →


Tuesday May 28, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Atlantic Ballroom - Conference Level

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