By: American Evaluation Association
Event Date: 01/21/21
Event Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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The field of evaluation is being challenged to utilize a process that considers who is being evaluated and who is conducting the evaluation. MPHI has worked to develop useful frameworks, tools, and approaches that evaluators could consider to focus on the ways that race and culture might influence an evaluation process. This has resulted in the development of a framework for conducting evaluation using a culturally responsive and racial equity lens.
This workshop on January 21 and 22 focuses on the practical use of a racial equity lens when conducting evaluation. The framework argues that culture and race are important considerations when conducting an evaluation because the speakers believe that there are both critical and substantive nuances that are often missed, ignored, and/or misinterpreted when an evaluator is not aware of the culture of those being evaluated. Participants will be provided with a Template for Analyzing Programs through a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens, designed to focus deliberately on an evaluation process that takes race, culture, equity, and community context into consideration.
Presenters will also share a “How-to Process” focused on the cultural competencies of individuals conducting evaluations, how such competencies might be improved, and strategies for doing so. This “How-to Process” is the result of thinking around developing a self-assessment instrument for evaluators, is based primarily on the cultural-proficiencies literature, and relates specifically to components of the template. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small-group exercises to apply the concepts contained in the template to real-world evaluation processes. Based on these experiences, participants will gain practical knowledge on the use of the lens.
The price of this two-day workshop is $250.
- Define structural racism and distinguish it from other forms of racism.
- Introduce the rationale for using a race-conscious approach in evaluation.
- Begin the discussion on how an understanding of structural racism and the intentional inclusion of a racial equity lens transforms the composition of the evaluation team, evaluation process, methods & approaches, and rigor & quality.
- Share examples of lessons learned using a racial equity lens.
- Mindelyn Anderson, Ph.D., Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Alum
Mirror Group LLC
- Kristine Andrews, Ph.D., LEEAD Practicum Site Supervisor
- Paul Elam, Ph.D., Advancing Culturally-responsive Equitable (ACE) Evaluation Network Member
- Tracy Hilliard, Ph.D., ACE Evaluation Network Member and LEEAD Alum
- LaShaune Johnson, Ph.D., LEEAD Alum
Estella Lucia Evaluation LLC