Friday, August 19, 2016- Panel, Engaging Stakeholders and Promoting Evaluation Use

Meeting Agenda:
11:00am – 11:10am Announcements and Introduction
11:10am – 12:00pm Panel, “Engaging Stakeholders and Promoting Evaluation Use”
12:00pm – 1:00pm Optional networking lunch (snacks and drinks provided; bring your lunch or purchase from the Food Truck Rodeo)

About the Presentation: Come learn from a panel of your peers (and their stakeholders!) during a moderated discussion led by Nina Sperber, RTPE Secretary.

Panelists will be asked to describe methods used to engage stakeholders and promote evaluation use with a focus on methods that have been particularly meaningful and useful to their work over the years.

We have a wide range of evaluation sectors represented on the panel. Together with you, the audience, we hope to span the entire life cycle of evaluation work, from evaluation design through reporting.

About the Presenters:
Christie Drew is Chief of the Program Analysis Branch at NIEHS. She oversees evaluation efforts relating to biomedical research grant programs. She will discuss general strategies used by her branch to involve both internal and external stakeholders in every aspect of the evaluation design, implementation and reporting process.

Jan Riggsbee, is a senior faculty member in Duke’s Program in Education and director of Duke’s TeachHouse, a new living/learning community to support and develop early career K-12 educators. Jessica Sperling oversees evaluation at Duke’s Education and Human Development Incubator/Social Science Research Institute, which includes the evaluation of TeachHouse. Together, Jessica and Jan will discuss the role evaluation has played – and is playing – in shaping the TeachHouse’s development and future direction.

Sally Swanson, Chief Program Officer for SHIFT NC, will discuss how she leveraged the evaluation of an adolescent reproductive health demonstration project to both improve services delivered through the demonstration and to inform the development of the next round of initiatives. Joy Sotolongo, Director of Evaluation for SHIFT NC, will engage in a dialogue with Sally to highlight how she participated in the evaluation in her role as the project director.

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