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The Leadership Learning Community (LLC) is your resource for comprehensive, effective evaluations. We have been conducting evaluations for some of the nation's most innovative leadership programs and foundations for over a decade.
Our participatory evaluations engage all of the stakeholders of your initiative, including the participants, in both the data-gathering and interpretive process. By engaging these stakeholders, we provide them with the opportunity to reflect on, measure, and document changes that are occurring at multiple levels – personal, organizational, and institutional. This process not only produces highly valuable data, but also gives you a deeper understanding of program effects and the factors contributing to the results. We package and present this information to demonstrate program successes; illustrate significant changes; identify and outline challenges; and provide actionable recommendations for increasing your impact.
Our Diverse Team
Our multi-disciplinary evaluation team features highly qualified consultants coming from a wide range of backgrounds, including social networks, academia and health. One example of how we leveraged a multi-disciplinary team is an evaluation we conducted for a 10-year Violence Prevention Initiative supported by The California Wellness Foundation. The team consisted of a biographer, a community leader committed to working with disenfranchised youth and adults to develop their leadership, a programmatic expert in the field of leadership development, a public health program evaluator, a leadership development program evaluator, and a project manager. As a diverse team we improved the quality and relevance of the evaluation questions, ensured the use of appropriate data collection methods, and produced a report (One Story, Many Voices: The Impact of Violence Prevention Programs) that was rich with stories and solidly grounded in leadership development program practice and theory.
Our consulting leads are Claire Reinelt, PhD., LLC’s Research and Evaluation Director, and Deborah Meehan, LLC’s Executive Director. Claire has conducted research and evaluations for numerous foundations and leadership programs. Her clients include the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The California Endowment, among many others. Her particular areas of expertise are designing and implementing evaluations for complex leadership development initiatives that seek to have transformative and sustainable impacts for communities that result in greater equity, justice, health and well-being. Deborah has conducted evaluations for national and international leadership programs and produced leadership scans, literature reviews and made program recommendations on behalf of 30 foundations that include a broad range of small, large, regional, state and prominent national foundations.
- A cross-program evaluation of six different leadership strategies funded by both the Packard Foundation and the Gates Foundation to build the capacity of reproductive health and family planning leaders to lead their organizations and form alliances with oth