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Beyond Cultural Competence – Working Towards Culturally Appropriate Evaluation Methods

The importance of cultural considerations when conducting evaluations, particularly with respect to evaluations of mental health programs, has been generally accepted for some time. However, the often-used notion of “cultural competence” has some limitations. The idea of “competence” implies traditional notions of “expertise,” but culture is not like traditional bodies of knowledge – culture is…

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Tips for Managing Your Time More Effectively

Many of us wear lots of different hats as we move through the tasks we need to accomplish each day and week. We may begin the day wearing the “Researcher” hat as we scour through the internet trying to learn more about a particular topic.

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Work Life and Personal Enrichment

We often hear people talk about “work-life” balance as if our work and personal lives are constantly at odds with one another. Most of the literature and conversations around the topic tend to focus heavily on the negative aspects of having to split one’s time between work and personal responsibilities. However, if we reframe our…

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Tips and Tricks for a Great Presentation

Presentations can be the cause of major anxiety – but, there’s good news – it doesn’t have to be that way! Below are some tips and tricks to help alleviate anxiety and ensure you’re presentation is a huge hit. Be Prepared – presentations can be stressful. Don’t make it harder on yourself by not being…

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Personal Growth and Development

At Evalcorp, we are all huge proponents of investing time for personal growth and professional development. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in your career or are a seasoned veteran, there are always new things to learn and new skills to pick up. Whether you have five months or five minutes, below are…

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Engaging Clients with Participatory Evaluation

Hands holding growing tree In January, we touched on EVALCORP’s approach to evaluation, which often centers on collaborating with clients who are also key stakeholders of their programs or initiatives we are evaluating. In past blog posts we have also described various types of evaluation approaches. In order to most effectively meet our clients where…

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Using “EVAL” for Goal Setting

As the year progresses EVACLORP continues to promote the use of best practices in a variety of areas. One of the areas we spend lots of time working on with clients is on setting attainable goals. Goal setting is an essential component of successful growth and development. Clearly-defined goals allow individual and collective efforts to…

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– Peter Drucker

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