Connect. Learn. Community.
Research and evaluation can be and has been extractive in so many ways. As we move forward in our work as evaluators, we should recognize historical harm done by our field and work towards repair. Part of this work is creating sustained, intentional and meaningful connections with community (if that’s what they want!).
Are we only “engaging community” when we need to hold a focus group or do a survey? How do we ensure our efforts are centering equity and meaningful relationships? How are our methods responsive to community in our work as evaluators? There are also the realities of budget restrictions and living in a pandemic that also need to be considered.
Katie Battis-Troyer, founder of Claim Our Space, LLC and Kassira Absar, Senior Consultant at The Improve Group, will discuss tools, considerations, challenges, and supports to community engagement efforts. The event is hosted by the Evaluation Association of St. Louis, in partnership with MNEA. After the event, EASL will host their annual meeting.
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