5 things I’m resolving to doing post-conference #eval15.

I don’t know about you, but after every conference, I go into hermit mode. This often means that I fail to follow up with dear colleagues whom I meet only once a year or act on important ideas and learning. But, slack no more.

Here are five things I’m resolving to doing post-conference #eval15.

1. Follow up with contacts e-mails.

2. Upload my slides to TIG libraries.

3. Consolidate and review my conference notes. Follow up on new resources.

4. Declare that I am a part of a global eval community

5. Heed the call to embrace and report on failure in evaluation, and to learn from failure. To that end, I’m committing to writing up a less-than-successful developmental evaluation.

So, who’s with me?


By Chi Yan Lam

Dr. Chi Yan Lam is a Credentialed Evaluator and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of evaluation at the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University; he is also a full-time evaluator practicing in public service. He specializes in evaluating large-scale, complex programs and incorporates multi-, mixed- and design methods in his evaluations to answer questions of importance to program administrators and policy makers working on educational and social programs. His articles on evaluation have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Evaluation and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. He has been a holder of the professional designation in evaluation since 2014.

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