On being valuable to others

To wrap up our June imagining on bringing our values to work, we chatted with Jara Dean-Coffey, Director of the Equitable Evaluation Initiative. Around the 13 minute mark in this video, Tiffany asks Jara about her recent blog post, Playing the long game and how it relates to our values. Jara noted that our valuesContinue reading “On being valuable to others”

EDUCATION IS LIBERATION: GOING TO WORK WITH MY VALUES INTACT

We are sharing our own thoughts in response to this months prompt (Refer back to The Invitation if you have questions about what we’re doing here). Tiffany Smith shares her thoughts on our prompt: What does it look like to go to work with your values intact? We cannot be passive operators in this world. Thus, going toContinue reading “EDUCATION IS LIBERATION: GOING TO WORK WITH MY VALUES INTACT”

Know Thyself: A Personal Theory of Change

We are sharing our own thoughts in response to this months prompt (Refer back to The Invitation if you have questions about what we’re doing here). Libby Smith shares their thoughts on our prompt: What does it look like to go to work with your values intact? Over the past four years I’ve gravitated towards practices that helpContinue reading “Know Thyself: A Personal Theory of Change”

Revolution is in the Air

It’s June 1st, 2020. About this time last Monday evening, four Minneapolis police officers calmly murdered George Floyd in broad daylight. (I’m not going to provide a link because it is nearly impossible that you haven’t heard this news.) Protests and widespread unrest have captured our attention 24/7 since that day. In my conversations withContinue reading “Revolution is in the Air”

Collective Liberation

We continue to share our own thoughts in response to the first prompt (Refer back to The Invitation if you have questions about what we’re doing here). Libby Smith shares their thoughts on our first prompt: How will you be more human in your professional practice? I owe some debt of gratitude to adrienne maree brown for inspiringContinue reading “Collective Liberation”

A Post from Your Host

Over the next week or so we will each share our own thoughts in response to the first prompt: Dr. Tiffany Smith. How will you be more human in your professional practice? In my professional practice I see my primary role as a facilitator. I facilitate understanding, data, conflict, unknowns, diverse perspectives, reflection, creation ofContinue reading “A Post from Your Host”

The Invitation

Your hosts: Libby, Deven, & Tiffany. We are evaluators, educators, facilitators. Our work is individually and collectively focused on reflective practice, interpersonal effectiveness/development, and embodied learning/healing. You: An evaluator, researcher, academic, data professional, or someone who makes a living in the information economy. The Frame: As professionals who tend to overvalue expertise, knowledge, the writtenContinue reading “The Invitation”