With the 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation recently released, two upcoming webinars will cover the new edition. Hosted by U-FE and Western Michigan University, these webinars will feature co-authors Michael Quinn Patton and Charmagne Campbell-Patton.
Monthly U-FE Webinar: This first webinar will provide an overall framing of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, introduce the 5 MIN SPECS of U-FE and draw connections between U-FE and Blue Marble Evaluation.
More info at: https://www.utilization-focusedevaluation.org/events/2022/1/19/monthly-u-fe-webinar
Eval Cafe: New and Emergent Directions in Utilization-Focused Evaluation: A new co-authored 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation (U-FE) has just been published. This new edition for the first time presents principles of U-FE that connect theory with practice, questions with methods, and findings with follow through actions. The evaluation profession has adopted a commitment to equity and sustainability. We join that commitment. This new edition presents the role of U-FE in addressing issues of equity and sustainability in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, and the global social justice uprising. As evaluators, we have a stake in having our evaluations used – and we have a stake in a more equitable and sustainable world. The implications for U-FE are substantial, dramatic, and controversial. This session will discuss these issues in both professional and personal terms.
More info at: https://wmich.edu/events/66763
This is a great opportunity and it’s provided in bite sized amounts for those of us who cannot commit large blocks of time. The PD committee is doing an exceptional job.