February 12, 2015 – Evaluation Capacity Building with Sally Bond

About the Presentation: Evaluation Capacity Building: An Overview and Discussion of Strategies
Sally L. Bond, President of The Program Evaluation Group, LLC, will provide an overview of what is meant by “evaluation capacity building,” review recent developments in the evaluation literature, and lead a discussion of members’ opportunities to build the capacity of their clients to conduct or use evaluation.

About the Presenter: Sally L. Bond
Sally L. Bond is an independent consultant with more than 25 years of experience in program evaluation.  Her company, The Program Evaluation Group, is a network of consultants that specializes in the evaluation of education and other social programs.  Beginning with the publication of Taking Stock: A Practical Guide to Evaluation Your Own Programs in 1997 (available at http://www.horizon-research.com/publications/stock.pdf), she has provided evaluation capacity building (ECB) services to a variety of clients, primarily in educational institutions and other non-profit, community-based organizations.

Sally earned a Master’s in Sociology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 and is currently working on a doctorate in Workforce and Human Resource Education at NC State University.  For her dissertation research, she is especially interested in studying the transfer of training from ECB activities to clients’ work contexts.

In addition to being the founding president of RTP Evaluators, Sally is also Program Co-Chair of AEA’s Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building Topical Interest Group (TIG) and Program Chair of the Theories of Evaluation TIG.

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