2nd Creative Evaluation Cohort

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WHAT IS CREATIVE EVALUATION?

Creative Evaluation (CE) is evaluation for truth, beauty, and justice. CE provides timely feedback grounded in what matters to those most impacted by the work. Rooted in a commitment to social justice, CE asks evaluators to work creatively, boldly, and rigorously in a space of deeply held values.

WHAT IS THE CREATIVE EVALUATION COHORT?

The cohort program is an intense long-term experience with a small group of people who want to use Creative Evaluation in their work. It is a great option for people who have leadership experience and have worked as social change leaders, artists, community activists, educators, and evaluators.

WHO ARE COHORT MEMBERS?

Cohort members are individuals people who have skills and experience as leaders and collaborative changemakers in complex and diverse settings. Cohort members will have backgrounds in art, activism, community engagement, and/or evaluation. All cohort members will have a curiosity about how and why things work (or don’t) and a commitment to placing people, truth, justice, and beauty at the center of learning. 

WHAT TOPICS WITH THE 2019 HYBRID COHORT COVER?

Due to the overwhelming interest in the Creative Evaluation Cohort, we are introducing a hybrid program designed to integrate face-to-face mini-courses and online activities that reinforce and complement one another. Course sessions and activities will be a mix of learning, reflection, and applied work, aligned with the Creative Evaluation Essential Threads. Topics may include:

  • Creative Evaluation 101

  • Developmental Evaluation 101

  • Principles-Focused Evaluation 101

  • Social Change & The Power Of Language

  • Change Work As Sacred Work: Listening To Your Inner Voice

  • Change Work As Sacred Work: Identifying Your Guiding Principles

  • Change Work As Sacred Work: Working From A Place Of Wholeness

  • Arts-Based Evaluation 101

  • Arts-Based Methods: Visual Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Theater Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Literary Arts

  • Arts-Based Methods: Movement Arts

HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?

We meet three times in-person.

  • November 4-7, 2019 Minneapolis, MN

  • April 6-9, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

  • Aug 3-6, 2020 Minneapolis, MN

We also meet on-line monthly, between in-person meetings, with opportunities for cohort members to self-organize groups that meet more frequently.

CAN I APPLY THIS TO MY OWN WORK?

Yes! We strongly suggest you have a project you that you can can apply your learning to. Even better, join the cohort with colleagues so you can support each others’ learning in a real-time applied setting.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Total cost for this 10-month experience is $3,999.00. Registration fees cover the cost of participation, but do not cover travel, meals, or accommodations.

HOW CAN I JOIN?

The hybrid program will begin later this year, with enrollment starting in May. If you are interested in learning more about Creative Evaluation and/or the cohort program, please sign up for our newsletter.