Facilitation Skills for Evaluators, 3/21/13, 5:30
Much of today’s evaluation practice is of a participatory nature. Whether working with peers to design an evaluation plan or with a community planning team to create an action plan based on evaluation findings, evaluators spend much of their time facilitating one decision-making process or another. Yet little of our training provides us with a foundation in the skills we need to do this well.
On March 21st, Cori Wigington, of CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, will give an overview of the basic concepts in group facilitation and will then facilitate a discussion about their particular relevance and application in evaluation tasks. If there is sufficient interest, we will make this an ongoing topic of discussion and practice—something along the lines of a Toastmasters group for facilitation.
The event is free for AaEA members; $20 for non-members; $10 for students/interns/fellows. (Memberships will be accepted at the door.) It will be held at the ICF offices at 3 Corporate Square, Suite #370, Atlanta, 30329. We’ll have social and snack time from 5:30-6:00, with the session beginning around 6:00 and lasting until approximately 7:00. For more information about the event, contact Sarah Gill at sarahgill97 at msn dot com.