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C2D2 dialogue on evaluation on Aug 17th

I shared this on the NCDD Discussion list today, but wanted to post it here as well for those of you not on the listserv. Our Canadian sister organization, the Canadian Community for Dialogue & Deliberation (C2D2), invites interested NCDDers to participate in a conversation (the first of an ongoing dialogue) to explore the all-important topic of evaluation of dialogue and deliberation processes.

C2D2’s Miriam Wyman, Jacquie Dale and Pattie LaCroix are the dynamic trio moving the evaluation discussion forward.

The conference call will take place on August 17 from noon-1:30pm EDT. Note that C2D2 is asking people to respond to some questions by August 9th (Monday) if they’d like to participate in the call.

And for those whose interest is piqued by this invitation, you might want to also check out the Assessment Tools category in NCDD’s Resource Center, where we currently have 30 tools listed and described.

Here’s the full invitation… (I was given permission to extend the invitation to NCDDers)

From: Jacquie Dale
Subject: C2D2 invites you to a dialogue on evaluation, August 17, noon to 1:30 EDT

Hi everyone,

If you are receiving this email, you have expressed interest in joining in a conversation to explore the evaluation of dialogue and deliberation processes. Many of you attended the workshop on evaluation at C2D2 2009 where we began to talk about a number of questions related to evaluating participatory processes and sharing what we are learning about evaluation.

Evaluation as a way to help make the case for dialogue and deliberation is a strategic priority for C2D2. And we’d like to continue the conversation begun last fall.

Please join in a conference call on August 17 from noon-1:30pm EDT. This will be the start of what we hope will become an on-going dialogue (so, if you’ll be on vacation, we hope you’ll join us next time!)

The Public Health Agency of Canada has graciously offered to host the call. The dial in number and code are:

Dial-in: 1-877-413-4785
Passcode: 2646332#

To help prepare for the call and make good use of our time together, we’re asking you to email us by August 9, your responses to the following:

1. In no more than 2 sentences, tell us who you are and what you do. (This will be shared with other participants in advance of the meeting so that we don’t need to spend too much time with introductions. Please let us know if you do not want your email address shared with others.)

2. Which of the following best captures your interest in this conversation on evaluation? (Please select no more than 2 responses).

· Improving the practice of dialogue and deliberation
· Making the case for dialogue (Please specify target audience, e.g. my organization, funders, policy-makers, others)
· Learning what works and what doesn’t
· Connecting practitioners and researchers/academics
· Better understanding the links, if any, between dialogue and policy making
· Performance measures
· Other ideas, please specify:

3. How would you suggest our calls get structured for effective learning and sharing of ideas? (Please select no more than 2 responses.)

· Case studies of formal evaluations
· Sharing stories about what has worked and what hasn’t
· Sharing of tools and approaches to evaluation
· Addressing specific questions/issues around evaluation
· Other ideas, please specify:

4. Any other thoughts/reflections you’d like to share on evaluation of dialogue and deliberation?

Please send back you email responses to jdale@owi.ca by August 9, 2010.

Thanks and looking forward to this first call together.

The C2D2 team of:
Jacquie Dale, Pattie LaCroix and Miriam Wyman

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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