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2021 H-PEA Online Conference

  • 09/20/2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • 09/24/2021
  • 3:30 PM
  • Zoom

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The 2021 Online H-PEA Conference

  

Sept. 20 - Sept. 24, 2021

 

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Registration Deadline: Sept. 14, 2021


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Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

 

Keynote: Beverly Parsons



We are living in the Anthropocene - a time in which humanity is exerting its influence on all of the earth's ecosystems. At the same time, humans are more interconnected than at any other time. The significance, impact, and pace of change is unprecedented, leading us to new evolutions in our social and natural world.


Learn how you can contribute to a sustainable, equitable future as a user and/or practitioner of evaluation in both your personal and professional daily actions and lives.


Learn about six principles of living as a "Visionary Evaluative". The principles highlight a commitment to equity and the sustainability of nature as core values. They emphasize an orientation of humility, compassion, and transparency when engaging in a world of living, entangled systems with obvious and hidden intersectionalities. The principles also address engaging in deep praxis—mindful and challenging reflection on what is being learned through the intersection of values, iterative action and inquiry, theory, outcomes, and vision.


Systems-Oriented Evaluation for a Transforming World

Beverly Parsons, 3-hour workshop


Intended outcomes: At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how and why complex systems arise from intersections of the three basic systems in which we live
  • nature's systems
  • human systems
  • mechanistic systems
  • Learn to use a basic template for designing a systems-oriented evaluation that brings simplicity to action and inquiry in the midst of complexity
  • build/enhance connections with other participants to support engagement in, and ongoing learning about, evaluation that systemically addresses the critical environmental and cultural issues of today

Intended audience:


The workshop is designed for both evaluators and users of evaluation (e.g., program and initiative leaders, foundation leaders, academics, government employees, policymakers, and other stakeholders).

Participants are encouraged to attend as teams with both evaluators and evaluation users.


Description:


Participants will explore how the basic differences in the systemic design of natural, human, and mechanistic systems create complexity that can either bring about equity and environmental rejuvenation or the opposite. They will learn criteria to determine if their evaluation design for a specific situation is likely to lead to equity and environmental regeneration, be indifferent to it, or promote inequity and environmental degeneration at a systemic level.  The workshop will be a mix of presentation, discussion, and small group work. Participants also will work with a basic template that they can adapt for any evaluation that seeks to affect the systemic nature of a situation.

The exploration will include the following topics:


   a)     Thinking in systems

   b)    Thinking evaluatively

   c)     Cultural and ecological systemic contexts for evaluation

   d)    Types of systems change including systemic adjustments, adaptations, and transformations

   e)     The evolving roles for evaluators in complex situations


Periodically, participants will work in breakout groups to apply the topics to their situations. The breakout groups are intended to build new/stronger connections among participants to support one another in ongoing learning and practice after the workshop. We learn to effectively use a systems orientation over a lifetime rather than in a single workshop.


Huakai or field trip to Waikalua Loko Iʻa Fishpond

Tuesday, September 21, 8:30-10:30
Space limited to the first 30 who register!

$10 - No refund due to cancellations


Sponsored by Herb Lee Jr., CEO and President of Pacific-American Foundation, the 2-hour field trip intends for participants to learn about the educational programs offered at the Waikalua Loko Iʻa fishpond and the culturally responsive evaluation practices of recent evaluation projects. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own evaluation stories and insights from their experience of evaluation within similar and different contexts.




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