**This Brown Bag has been cancelled due to an unforeseen conflict. We will reschedule the seminar for later in the year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.**
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Building Collaborative Evaluations from Stakeholder Analysis
Program evaluations require a pragmatic stance regarding resources and capabilities, while also seeking to discover their “truths” about value and impact. Some evaluation perspectives, such as empowerment, collaborative, and utilization-focused, inherently focus strongly on giving voice to stakeholder interests. This session will focus on aspects of these perspectives in building collaborative evaluation plans to empower and build consensus among stakeholders. Presenters will provide scenarios from public health to ground participants in building an evaluation plan around stakeholder roles. Participants will learn Mendelow’s (1991) technique of stakeholder analysis that assesses power (e.g., for sustaining or removing programs) and levels of program interest. Stakeholder roles and titles can be diagrammed (e.g. low power, high interest; low power, low interest) to visually assess strategies for including stakeholder voices and sharing results. Through discussion and group exercises, this skill- building session will provide tools for building more collaborative evaluations for sustaining stakeholder engagement.
Stephen H. Axelrad is Lead Associate & Research Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton
Julianne Manchester is Project Manager and Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton
(c) 2017 Washington Evaluators