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Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices: Strengthening our Core
As evaluators, we are regularly challenged to understand the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, navigate competing priorities of program directors and funders, and facilitate use of evaluation to make meaningful change. To say that evaluators need strong interpersonal skills is an understatement. In this one-hour workshop, we will make the case and lay the foundation for a core set of practices that will cultivate self-awareness and strengthen your ability to be fully present in your work.
What to expect:
An introduction to the Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices Framework
A practice for cultivating self-awareness and self-compassion
Small group discussion on developing our interpersonal skills
Presenters: Libby Smith & Dana Wanzer teach in the MS Applied Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout which is located on the Anishinaabe land currently known as Menomonie, WI. Both are members of MNEA.
Libby Smith (she/they) is an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, practices evaluation for Catalyst at UW-Stout, and is an auntie to 10 year old twin girls.
Dana Linnell Wanzer (she/her) is an assistant professor of psychology in evaluation research. She researches the practice and profession of evaluation, evaluates youth programs, and teaches courses on evaluation, statistics, and psychology. Dana recently taught a course on interpersonal effectiveness for graduate students in the evaluation concentration at UW-Stout, which reinforced her belief that interpersonal skills should be explicitly taught to evaluation students.
This webinar will help develop your evaluator competencies in the areas of:
5.0 INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN—focuses on human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness for professional practice throughout the evaluation. Interpersonal skills include cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution.
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