Evaluating through a Community of Practice: How 8 Evaluators are Improving Practice
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Evaluating through a Community of Practice: How 8 Evaluators are Improving Practice Evaluating through a Community of Practice: How 8 Evaluators are Improving Practice Presentation Transcript

  • Learning through a Community of Practice:How Eight Evaluators are ImprovingEvaluation Practiceat Toronto Public Healthat Toronto Public Health2013 Canadian Evaluation Society ConferenceCaroline Murphy, Margaret Gassanov, Laura OxenhamJune 11, 2013
  • ObjectivesThe presentation will:•Introduce the concept of communities ofpractice•Share insights•Share insights•Suggest tips for others
  • What is a Community of Practice (CoP)?
  • Typical CoP FunctionsAdapted fromhttp://www.ewenger.com/theory/
  • Typical CoP FunctionsAdapted fromhttp://www.ewenger.com/theory/
  • Typical CoP FunctionsAdapted fromhttp://www.ewenger.com/theory/
  • CoPE at TPH
  • Evaluation ApproachEvaluation Questions: How are we doing?How well are we meeting the needs ofmembers? What should we do differently?Developmental Approach:•Focus group•Member checking•Group decision-making
  • Benefits- Individual• Like-minded and committedcolleagues• Sharing of resources• Learning opportunities
  • Benefits- Organizational• Build awareness of and contribute toexisting resources• Strengthen rigor and quality ofevaluation• Presents potential to improveorganizational effectiveness
  • Barriers - Individual
  • Barriers - Organizational
  • Energizing Evaluation Practice
  • Suggestions for Others
  • Thank You