Bridging Two Disciplines: Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluation Practice



1 Applying Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluation Practice

5 About our Contributors

7 Using Appreciative Inquiry in Evaluation of Training Programs: World Bank Institute

12 Discovering Student Learning Outcomes and Program Strategies: An Application of Appreciative Inquiry to Evaluation

16 Using Appreciative Methods to Evaluate an Appreciative Inquiry Process: Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center

20 Using Appreciative Inquiry to Modify an Evaluation Plan with a Rural HIV Care Clinic

24 Using Appreciative Inquiry to Develop a Training Evaluation System: Sandia National Labs

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Author: Laverne Webb

Laverne Webb is CEO of EnCompassLLC, a Washington DC based consulting firm specialising in organization development, knowledge management and evaluation. She has led national awardwinning work in government, and has contributed to EnCompass’ pioneering work using AI in evaluation practice in international and nonprofit organizations. E:

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Author: Hallie Preskill

Hallie Preskill is a Professor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She teaches courses in program evaluation, organizational learning, and Appreciative Inquiry. She has co-authored several books and articles, and is currently working on a new book with Tessie Catsambas - Reframing Evaluation Using Appreciative Practices (Sage Publications). E:

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Author: Ana Coghlan

has 14 years of experience in participatory evaluation in the U.S., Africa and Asia.She currently lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a program planning and evaluation consultant and a lecturer at BRAC University, where she loves to blend AI with strategic planning, evaluation and teaching.

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