Creative Evaluation Workshops

All creative evaluation workshops are offered by Creative Evaluation, an initiative of TerraLuna Collaborative.

There are three workshop strands: 1) Introduction to Evaluation, 2) Arts-based methods, and 3) Evaluation as Sacred Work. Each workshop will be offered once in person and once online during 2019. Check back for additional topics and dates. Or better yet, sign up for our newsletter!


19.03.12 Eval Basics Workshops

Introduction to Evaluation

Evaluation done well can help people, groups, organizations, and initiatives better understand where they are in relation to the issue(s) being addressed, what change they hope to bring about, how well they are doing at working towards that goal, and where they can adapt or improve to better align their work with their intended impact. Evaluation can also:

  • Allow you to demonstrate outcomes to grant providers and other constituents

  • Identify and leverages program/organizational/initiative strengths

  • Identifies ineffective practices and provided options for improvement or adaptation

  • Identity emergent circumstances and opportunities

  • Create a foundation for strategic planning

  • Help you tell your story

But with so many evaluation purposes, approaches, and evaluators, how do you create the evaluation plan that is right for you? This series of workshops will help you understand four different evaluation purposes and approaches, discern when each approach is a good fit, and evaluation your own readiness.

Who should attend: Evaluators, Non-profit Leaders, Community Members, Funders, Grant Writers, and other people engaged at the intersection between social change and learning.

Facilitators: Nora Murphy Johnson and A. Rafael Johnson

Cost: $10-$100 per person, per workshop

Location: TBD, will be located in Minneapolis, MN

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Dates:

  • April 26 Developmental Evaluation 101

  • June 7 Arts-Based Evaluation 101

  • July 19 Principles-Focused Evaluation 101

  • Sept 20 Creative Evaluation 101


19.03.12 ABE Workshops

Arts-Based Methods

Description: The arts are humanities evaluation. Learn how the arts can be used to collect, analyze, and report data. Participants will try three different literary methods and discuss when these methods would be useful.

Who should attend: Evaluators, Non-profit Leaders, Community Members, Funders, Grant Writers, and other people engaged at the intersection between social change and learning.

Facilitators: A. Rafael Johnson and Nora Murphy Johnson

Cost: $10-$100 per person, per workshop

Location: TBD, will be located in Minneapolis, MN 

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Register:


19.03.12 Sacred Workshops

Evaluation as Sacred Work

“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.”

Parker Palmer

For some of us, doing evaluation work is a part of our authentic service to the world. This is sometimes described as a calling, a vocation, or serving a higher purpose. Regardless of what you call it, it isn’t something often discussed in the evaluation community. Join other people working in evaluation who want to talk to others about evaluation as sacred work that involves listening to your inner voice, identifying your guiding principles, working from a place of wholeness, and integrating healing practices into your evaluation work.

Who should attend: Evaluators, Non-profit Leaders, Community Members, Funders, Grant Writers, and other people engaged at the intersection between social change and learning.

Facilitators: Nora Murphy Johnson and A. Rafael Johnson

Cost: $10-$100 per person, per workshop

Location: TBD, will be located in Minneapolis, MN

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Register:

  • May 10: Listening To Your Inner Voice

  • June 21: Identifying Your Guiding Principles

  • Aug 16: Working From A Place Of Wholeness

  • Oct 18: Healing Practices in Evaluation