In honor of Veterans Day, Washington Evaluators presents:
Building Collaborative Evaluations in the Military from Stakeholder Analysis
Julianne Rush-Manchester, PhD, LSSBB
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. The presenter will provide scenarios from the military and 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.
**This webinar is the reschedule from April.**
Dr. Julianne Rush-Manchester is an interdisciplinary, recognized evaluation expert, having led program evaluation, research and process improvement projects spanning the multiple sectors of education, health and public health since 2000. She currently works as a lead evaluator on Department of Defense projects. She employs an evaluation toolkit to build the capacity of clients to demonstrate their processes and outcomes through formative and summative evaluations. In addition to being Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-certified, she is formally trained in research and evaluation methodologies, holding a Ph.D. in Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement in Education and Human Ecology from The Ohio State University (earned 2007). She also holds MAs in Educational Policy and Leadership (2006) and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2000). She has published in peer-reviewed, evaluation and management journals on the topics of interdisciplinary team evaluation (Performance Improvement, 2013), systems evaluations in clinical settings to improve care access (Evaluation and Program Planning, 2014), and use of needs assessments with traumatic brain injury providers in support of clinical recommendations around Service member consumption of energy drinks (Military Medicine, 2016). She is a member of the Washington Evaluators professional association and resides in Silver Spring, MD. From 2017-2019, she served as the program chair for the Military and Veterans Topical Interest Group (TIG) for the American Evaluation Association. She is a former program chair for the Community Psychology TIG.
WHEN: Tuesday November 5, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
WHERE: Webinar- Zoom information provided at registration
WHO: Members, Guests, Non-Members (limited spaces)