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Blue Marble Evaluation Webinar: Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future
Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Marble Evaluation Webinar: Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future

Presenters: Beverly Parsons (InSites); Lovely Dhillon (Jodevi Consulting), and Matt Keene (The Silwood Group)

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 16:00 UTC / 12pm EDT

Description: Join the editors of the new book, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future for this webinar. Take a journey to 2030 where Visionary Evaluatives abound and link with one another in actively bringing about a sustainable, equitable future. Utilizing a creative storytelling and visioning approach, the book brings forward the centrality of values in conjunction with evaluation in building a future of well-being for people, nature, and planet. Visionary Evaluatives are guided by six principles. The principles highlight a commitment to equity and the sustainability of nature as core values. They emphasize an orientation of humility, compassion, and transparency as Visionary Evaluatives engage with others in a world of living, entangled systems with both obvious and hidden intersectionalities. Visionary Evaluatives engage 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. Through this webinar, you learn how you can contribute to a sustainable, equitable future through evaluation—as a user or practitioner— and in your daily life.

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Free Webinar on Blue Marble Evaluation: Earthrise Photo Celebration
Dec
24
8:00 AM08:00

Free Webinar on Blue Marble Evaluation: Earthrise Photo Celebration

With Michael Quinn Patton, Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Glenn G. Page, SustainaMetrix

Click here to download the recording of this webinar.

December 24 is the 50th anniversary of the first photo of Earthrise from the moon. Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts -- Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders -- held a live broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and moon as seen from their spacecraft. One of those photos showed Earthrise for the first time.

We will use this celebratory occasion to introduce and explain Blue Marble Evaluation, an approach and framework for evaluating global systems change initiatives. Global challenges like climate change, global economic interdependence, and the global food system operate beyond national borders. Global systems change initiatives are intervening from the perspective of a complex, dynamic, and interconnected world system. Blue Marble evaluation is needed to assess the effectiveness of global systems change initiatives.

The webinar is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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May
18
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Marble Evaluators - Webinar 3

This third and final webinar will explore opportunities for and examples of Blue Marble Evaluation. We will be joined by Rajiv Khanna, Director of Learning and Evaluation at IDEX, who will describe his involvement in evaluating the Indigenous Terra Madre, which brought together indigenous communities from around the world to explore the future of food. 

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This free webinar is supported by the Faster Forward Fund, in partnership with World Savvy and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. 

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Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Marble Evaluators - Webinar 2

This second Webinar of the Blue Marble Evaluators initiative will explore the competencies needed to evaluate complex global systems change initiatives. We will hear from Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy, on her work to understand and define global competence and explore how this framework can inform our work as evaluators. We will also be joined by Matt Keane and Cameron Norman from the Silwood Group, an emergent group exploring the nexus of the fields of conservation, evaluation and systems thinking. They will share their model for praxis as a lens with which to approach global systems evaluation. 

This webinar is open to anyone interested in the project, but we are particularly interested in participation and feedback from those with experience implementing and/or evaluating complex global initiatives.

To register for this webinar, click here.

This free webinar is supported by the Faster Forward Fund, in partnership with World Savvy and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. 

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Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Marble Evaluators - Webinar 1

Join us to learn more about this new evaluation initiative. We'll hear from Michael Quinn Patton about the inspiration for Blue Marble Evaluators, what this project is, why its important and describe the core principles for global systems change evaluation. This webinar is open to anyone interested in the project, but we are particularly interested in participation and feedback from those with experience implementing and/or evaluating complex global initiatives. 

To sign up for the webinar, click here.

This free webinar is supported by the Faster Forward Fund, in partnership with World Savvy and Utilization-Focused Evaluation. 

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