Work With Us

 
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Why work with us? We believe that the best approach to social justice-oriented evaluation and social change is invitational, co-creative, learning-oriented, and is timely and meaningful. This means:

  • We are committed to social justice and equity. I honor the different cultures, values, and contexts in which people work and live. I lift up voices not always heard. I make power dynamics visible. I want to work with you to make a better world, not better programs.

  • We thrive in complex, changing environments. Social justice work is hard. The roots of injustice and inequity are long and deep. Traumas from the past live in our bodies and communities and continue to happen to the people around us with every breath. Healing, equity and justice are possible, but the path is neither clear, nor certain. That’s okay. I would rather facilitate and participate in a process that is unruly and true to reality then one that is ordered and predictable but does not illuminate, challenge, or disrupt.

  • We are guided by our principles. The only way though complexity is a weaving, looping, non-linear path that loops back on itself, crosses raging rivers, and sometimes seems to disappear. Guiding principles help navigate this terrain, reminding me when I’m uncertain, to choose love, light, connection, inspiration, and wholeness.

  • We value and care about people. Our work together is a deep partnership based on a trusting, empathetic, caring relationship. We will co-create our shared values and guiding principles so we can talk the uncertain terrain together. While every project I engage in has a slightly different set of shared co-created values, all of them place people at the center of the work and believe that a more just world is possible and imperative.

  • We are dedicated to building the field. Doing evaluation that honors people and complexity, that is co-creative and uncertain, and that unabashedly commits to social justice troubles the field’s social science roots. I work to develop new tools, guides, courses, papers, and training materials that allow more people to engage in this type of evaluation.

Ways To Work With Us

 
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Do you have a group of people who would like to learn the essential threads of Creative Evaluation over time? We can work with you to design and host an in-person or hybrid cohort that is modified to meet the specific needs of your group and your work. This is a great way to increase the capacity of a group of people including staff, board members, community members, and more. Email us at create@creativeeval.com if you are interested in a free 30-minute consultation! Please include Private Creative Evaluation Cohort Inquiry in the subject line.

 
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Do you have a group of people who would like a high-level overview of Creative Evaluation? Or a deep dive into a small number of Creative Evaluation concepts? We can work with you to design and host workshops from .5-days to 4-days in length. We can work with groups of 15-150. This is a great way to increase the specific capacity of a group of people including staff, board members, community members, and more. Email us at create@creativeeval.com if you are interested in a free 30-minute consultation! Please include Face-to-Face Creative Evaluation Workshops Inquiry in the subject line.

 
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Do you have a group of people who would like to work through a specific systems change evaluation and you think Creative Evaluation might be a good approach? We can work with you to design and host private retreats from .5-days to 5-days in length, all at once or on a monthly basis. Groups of 6-20 or less are ideal. This is best for groups that need a great deal of trust, whose work requires that people be able to get vulnerable with each other. Private retreat attendees might include staff, board members, community members, and more. Email us at create@creativeeval.com if you are interested in a free 30-minute consultation! Please include Private Creative Evaluation Retreats Inquiry in the subject line.

 
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Do you already do well with evaluation generally but could use the help of an external thought partner and coach? We provide services as coach, accountability partner and critical friend. This package works best with an individual leader or change-maker or a small leadership/change-making team of 6 or less. Contracts offered in 10-hour blocks. Email us at create@creativeeval.com if you are interested in a free 30-minute consultation! Please include Creative Evaluation Coaching Inquiry in the subject line.

 
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Do you already do evaluation but could use the help of our creative evaluators for specific monthly services? This could include analyzing your data through a data justice lens, leading groups through meaning-making activities using your data, helping you collect data through arts-based methods, or helping to design creative, engaging, arts-based evaluation reporting and playback. Contracts offered in 10-hour blocks. Email us at create@creativeeval.com if you are interested in a free 30-minute consultation! Please include Creative Evaluation Monthly Services Inquiry in the subject line.