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Evaluative Inquiry for Learning in Organizations
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Evaluative Inquiry for Learning in Organizations



July 2012 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How does evaluative inquiry contribute to organizational learning? How can we practice evaluative inquiry in ways that maximize individual and team learning? This book provides a data-based approach to organizational learning and change and focusses on the use of evaluative inquiry processes with organizations rather than across large-scale, multi-site programmes. It contains four illustrative case studies; interview extracts; strategy plans; and flow charts, diagrams and advice boxes that consultants can use for implementing their own training and development sessions.
 
Introduction
 
Evaluative Inquiry and Organizational Change
 
Learning in Organizations
 
Evaluative Inquiry Learning Processes
 
Focusing the Evaluative Inquiry
 
Carrying Out the Inquiry
 
Applying Learning
 
Building the Infrastructure for Evaluative Inquiry
 
The Practice of Evaluative Inquiry

"I would encourage anyone with an interest in building the evaluation capacity of the organizations within which they work to carefully consider the content of this book." 

Jean A. King
Evaluation and Program Planning

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Hallie Sue Preskill

Hallie Preskill, PhD. is a Managing Director with FSG, a global nonprofit strategy, evaluation, and research consulting firm (since 2009), and leads the firm’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation practice. In her role as a senior advisor, she works on a wide variety of evaluation and learning projects. Sample clients include the Kresge Foundation, MasterCard Foundation, Knight Foundation, The California Endowment, Missouri Foundation for Health, Norlien Foundation, Packard Foundation, Northwest Area Foundation, Blue Shield of CA Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation... More About Author

Rosalie T. Torres

Rosalie T. Torres, Ph.D. is President of Torres Consulting Group, an evaluation and management consulting firm that specializes in the feedback-based development of programs and organizations.  Formerly, she was the Director of Research, Evaluation, and Organizational Learning at the Developmental Studies Center (DSC), an educational, nonprofit organization based in Oakland, California. She earned her Ph.D. in research and evaluation in 1989 from the University of Illinois.  Over the past 27 years, she has conducted more than 60 evaluations in education, business, health care, and nonprofit organizations, holding both internal... More About Author

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