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Visualize it: Michael Quinn Patton’s Principles for Facilitating Evaluation

As evaluators, we know that learning from evaluation occurs when the process is rooted in partnership and is accommodating to different learning styles. That’s why Michael Quinn Patton (Founder and CEO of Utilization-Focused Evaluation) and I collaborated to share key … Continue reading

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Together We Grow: InsideNGO’s 2017 Annual Conference

Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Earlier this summer I attended InsideNGO’s Annual Conference. The conference was learning-focused, productive, and fun. Take a look at the visuals I created for the different sessions I attended below: 

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TRG’s Tips for Effective Facilitation

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer. Last week, I attended the Training Resources Group (TRG)’s Effective Facilitation training. I learned how to deal with difficult behaviors, how to create an environment for optimal brainstorming, and how to use … Continue reading

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Visual Storytelling at the 2017 Special Olympics Inclusive Health Forum

Hi there! A few weeks ago, I attended the Special Olympics Inclusive Health Forum in Washington, DC. I learned so much from the advocates, policymakers, and leaders in the room. Take a look below at some of the visuals I … Continue reading

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Beauty in the Eye of the Pen-Holder

Hi all! Yesterday, I helped TA a course at Johns Hopkins University on Improving Global Public Health Through Knowledge Application, Continuous Learning, and Adaptation. I led a World Cafe session on visual note-taking as an approach for capturing and sharing … Continue reading

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Visual Landscape of Learning Agendas at USAID

Hello! It’s been a while. I hope you are all doing well. I’m so thrilled to be sharing the visuals I created for a recent report that my colleagues at USAID LEARN, Matt Baker and Laura Ahearn, wrote about the … Continue reading

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Evaluation + Design: Visuals from #Eval16

Hi friends! I hope the last few days of 2016 are wrapping up nicely for you. Earlier this year, I attended the American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference was: “Evaluation + Design.” … Continue reading

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MERLTech 2016: So, What Have We Learned?

Hello friends! A few weeks ago, I attended MERLTech 2016 and perused my visual notes from the MERLTech 2015 before the conference began. My key take aways from MERLTech 2015 (indicated by a green star in the notes) were: We don’t … Continue reading

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The Ears (Not Eyes!) Behind Every Great Doodle

Hi friends! Over the past couple of weeks, I have been doing a great deal of graphic recording and wanted to share some of my doodles with you all. I attended the International Forum for Visual Practitioners Annual Conference back … Continue reading

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5 Years Later: Evaluation Utilization at USAID

It’s been roughly five years since the release of the USAID Evaluation Policy. USAID recently released, “Strengthening Evidence-Based Development: Five Years of Better Evaluation Practice at USAID” to renew the agency’s commitment to investing in high-quality evaluation practices that inform … Continue reading

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