The Power of Evaluation's Story
Led by the Washington Evaluators, October 3rd, 12:00-1:00pm ET
The theme for the 2023 AEA annual conference is "The Power of Story." In this session, Michael Quinn Patton will review highlights and turning points in evaluation's story over the last 50 years. This will be a preview of his featured Presidential Strand session at AEA 2023 entitled: Evaluation's Story in Fable and Song: Greatest Hits Over Five Decades.
Michael Quinn Patton has more than 50 years experience as an independent evaluation and organizational development consultant based in Minnesota, USA. He is former President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and author of eight major evaluation books including a 5th edition of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and 4th edition of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods used in universities worldwide. He is recipient of the Myrdal Award for Outstanding Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation Practice, the Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to Evaluation Theory, and the 2017 Research on Evaluation Award, all from AEA. EvalYouth recognized him with the first Transformative Evaluator Award in 2020. He regularly conducts training for The Evaluators’ Institute and the International Program for Development Evaluation Training.
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