It is affirming and exciting to see who is self identifying with the emerging EE principles and exploring what is next. In the future the voices and experiences of these early adopters/curious folks will be part of our communications but for now here is where we have been and who has been in the “room:”
- LeftCoast Evaluators, San Francisco (3/26) - 30+ evaluation staff from foundations with a presence on the west coast heard about the opportunity EE offers.
- NNCG Webinar (3/27) - 50+ consultants from across the country participated in a 1-hour webinar as part of the DEI Webinar series.
- Colorado Webinar (3/30) - Sponsored by the Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Foundation and as part of professional development offered by COEN (the AEA regional), 125+ consultants/evaluators from non profits, foundations, research and independent firms participated in a webinar on EE. It was the first step in a longer term engagement including 2 design labs for evaluators to identify how they will evolve practice over the summer to advance EE principles.
- Walton Family Foundation, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Department (SLED) Exploratory Session (4/3) - As part of staff retreat, SLED spent a few hours learning about EE including its origins, findings from the EE Project and reflection on the EE principles and orthodoxies.