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Strategic Planning & Evaluation Event

  • 26 Feb 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Neighborhood House, 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN


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Please join us for a lunch presentation and discussion on the intersection of strategic planning and evaluation. Our speakers will be Jonathan Bucki from the Dendros Group and Dr. Amy Kerr from Professional Data Analysts, Inc. (PDA). The presentation will take place from 12 :00 - 1:30 pm. Come early to network and enjoy a light lunch from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

Presentation Details: 
Strategic planning is commonly used to help organizations define their mission, vision, and values, which serve as an underpinning for planning and implementing all of their programming and activities. Evaluators are often asked to work with strategic planners or to help organizations evaluate the progress they are making toward achieving the vision laid out in their strategic plans. While some evaluators may also serve as strategic planning consultants, many are less familiar with strategic planning and its connection to evaluation.

This event will provide an overview of strategic planning, how it intersects with evaluation, and how evaluators and strategic planners can work together most effectively.

Presenter Bios: 

Jonathan Bucki has worked with a variety of collaborations, organizations and community groups to build their capacity to respond effectively to the reality of their customers. He seeks to adapt cutting-edge ideas and applications and make them appropriate and effective for each organization. As a trainer and facilitator, Jonathan brings an energetic, creative and humorous spirit to his work. He has co-designed trainings for individual organizations as well as collaborative efforts who wish to increase their effectiveness. Jonathan holds a B.A. degree in Health, Faith, and Ethics from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He also attended L'lnstitut Protestant de Theologie, Faculte de Theologie Protestante in Montpellier, France.

Dr. Amy Kerr is a Senior Evaluator at Professional Data Analysts and a recent transplant to Minnesota. Prior to moving to frigid Minnesota, she served as an Evaluation Officer for the Colorado Health Foundation in Denver where she worked on strategic planning with the Health Care and Health Coverage teams as the Foundation shifted to a strategic grantmaking approach.  At PDA, she leads and contributes to public health evaluation projects, including the Clearway Minnesota Quitplan Services tobacco cessation evaluation and Tobacco Free Florida’s in-person cessation services evaluation. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago where she lead and contributed to health research and evaluation teams within government, academic, and non-profit organizations.



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