The Long and Winding Road to Relevance
Our Seven-Year Journey to Create and Maintain a
Culture of Learning and Evaluation
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The Long and Winding Road to Relevance: Our Seven-Year Journey to Create and Maintain a Culture of Learning and Evaluation in a Multi-Service Non-Profit Organization

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This handout accompanied a roundtable presentation at the American Evaluation Association's annual conference. The roundtable was titled, "The Long and Winding Road to Relevance: Our Seven-Year Journey to Create and Maintain a Culture of Learning and Evaluation in a Multi-Service Non-Profit Organization" and was presented by Ann Emery in Minneapolis, Minnesota in October 2012.

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The Long and Winding Road to Relevance: Our Seven-Year Journey to Create and Maintain a Culture of Learning and Evaluation in a Multi-Service Non-Profit Organization

  1. 1. The Long and Winding Road to Relevance Our Seven-Year Journey to Create and Maintain a Culture of Learning and Evaluation in a Multi-Service Non-Profit Organization Ann Emery and Tony Fujs American Evaluation Association Annual Conference October 2012 10 Lessons: 1 Get ready to build! 2 Get flexible 3 Reporting first, learning later 4 Use it or lose it 5 Become a connector 6 Rethink your definition of capacity building 7 Embrace qualitative data 8 Embrace the full menu of approaches & designs 9 Less is more 10 Set your boundaries Questions? Contact us: Ann Emery, Innovation Network, annkemery@gmail.com Tony Fujs, Latin American Youth Center, tony@layc-dc.org Want to learn more? Visit www.layc-dc.org or www.emeryevaluation.com

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