Guiding principles act as a North Star through complexity and help give direction to collaborations where partners are working in different contexts and with different approaches towards the same goal. Principles-focused evaluation treats principles as the intervention and unit of analysis and designs an evaluation to assess both implementation and consequences of principles. During this two-day in-person training, participants will learn about:
- The relationship between complexity and principles.
- Different kinds of principles-focused evaluation.
- How the GUIDE framework can be used to identify the characteristics of high‐quality and effectiveness principles
- What constitutes a principle that can be evaluated.
- How and why principles should be evaluated.
- The particular challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of principles-focused evaluation.
The cost of registration for this two-day workshop includes coffee in the mornings, lunch each day, and a copy of Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE by Michael Quinn Patton. Prices are as follows:
$399 Regular Price Registration.
*75% Scholarship available for Students and Working Artists.
For more information regarding scholarships, please contact Jeremiah Dean at [email protected]
Ready to register? Use the paypal button below. Do you have a question that needs to be answered before you register? Contact facilitator Nora F. Murphy, [email protected]
- Can I register for one-day only? No, there’s only the option to register for two days.
- How many people will be attending the workshop? We will need at least six people to hold the workshop. But we’ll plan to keep the group size small. We’re hoping for 8-12, and no more than sixteen.
- Will it be lecture-style? Some power-point and lecture is inevitable, but it will be highly interactive with a lot of opportunities to apply the concepts.
- What are the facilitator’s qualifications? Workshop facilitator Nora F. Murphy, was awarded the 2013 Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Method, or Practice for her dissertation on a principles-focused developmental evaluation. She conducted this evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton and has since conducted multiples principles-focused evaluation and published three chapters on the topic.
- Do I need to have experience as an evaluator? Yes and no. This is not for inexperienced evaluators. You may have formal evaluation training, “on-the-job” experience, or some other means of evaluation experience. We expect that all workshop attendees will have experience as a member of a team conducting an evaluation. But, you may not have the word evaluation in your job title. You may work at a foundation or a non-profit and find that evaluation is a significant part of your job.
- What’s the refund policy? We give a full refund seven days before the event. We give a 50% refund within 48 hours of the beginning of the event. There are no refunds after that time.
About Nora F. Murphy, PhD
Workshop facilitator, Nora F. Murphy, was awarded the 2013 Michael Scriven Dissertation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Evaluation Theory, Method, or Practice for her dissertation on a principles-focused developmental evaluation and has since conducted multiples principles-focused evaluation. She has conducted a version of this evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton and published three chapters on the topic. She’s passionate about principles and can’t wait to tell you why. Click here to learn more about her experience and her personal guiding principles, which she calls ‘Waking Lumina’.