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Claire Reinelt

Synthesizing and Integrating Learning from Across Leadership Development Evaluations PDF file [download] [more info]

The Evaluation Learning Circle held a two-day gathering in Baltimore in November of 2005 to explore the possibilities and challenges of synthesizing and integrating learning from across our leadership development evaluations. Twenty people participated in the Circle discussions. Download a document containing the agenda, notes, and relevant resources below.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Janet Rechtman

Subjects: evaluation, leadership development, cross program

12/27/2005 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Seeding an Evaluation Circle Learning Agenda PDF file [download] [more info]

The Leadership Learning Community has had a deep interest in strengthening the evaluation of leadership programs by sharing evaluation tools and resources, developing common indicators of impact, and developing shared understandings among funders, program staff, and evaluators about the value and use of evaluation. In 2002, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded a scan to learn how leadership programs are evaluating their outcomes and impacts. LLC was instrumental in supporting this research, which included interviews and document review of 55 leadership programs. One of the scan recommendations was for the leadership development community (including those who fund, run, evaluate and study leadership programs) to consider developing a shared learning agenda. Download the document below.

Authors: Deborah Meehan, Claire Reinelt

Subjects: evaluation, learning circle, cross program

10/27/2003 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Exploring Personal Transformation in Leadership Development PDF file [download] [more info]

The Evaluation Learning Circle engaged interested circle members in an inquiry process to better understand how personal transformation links to organizational, community, and social/systemic change, and how to evaluate it. Eighteen topics for inquiry were proposed. Participants were asked to engage in their own inquiry process over a six month period in advance of our gathering in September. Prior to the meeting, participants were asked to share the results of their inquiry. During the session, we had three conversation catalysts that focused on the benefits of investing in evaluation collaborations for cross-program learning and building the knowledge of the field. Four domains of change, and representative indicators, emerged from our collective responses as well as potential directions for evaluation work and a list of resources. Download the summary document of the process and the session below.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Kim Hsieh

Subjects: evaluation, funders, cross program

11/27/2004 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Evaluating Outcomes and Impacts: A Scan of 55 Leadership Development Programs PDF file [download] [more info]

The Kellogg Foundation asked the Development Guild/DDI to undertake this scan with the hope that it would shine some light on how various leadership development programs are evaluating their impact. We hope you will find the scan informative whether you run or fund a leadership development program, are a participant in this kind of training or just have a general interest in the topic. From the scan, Development Guild/DDI identified several topics for future research and action. We offer them here to encourage others to think about how the leadership development field can work collaboratively to improve its ability to learn about program impact and share that learning with others. Download the scan below.

Authors: Claire Reinelt, Siobhan Sullivan, Paul Foster

Subjects: evaluation, cross program, wkkellogg foundation

11/27/2003 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

Engaging New Leadership Voices PDF file [download] [more info]

Leaders make change. The kind of change that leaders make depends on who is at the table when priorities are set and decisions are made that have an impact on the social and economic well-being of individuals and communities. Too often decisions are made that have a profound impact on people’s lives without including them in the decision-making process. The Kellogg Foundation is committed to changing this outcome by investing in the development of new leaders. The Kellogg Foundation’s Leadership Cross-Cutting Theme Steering Committee partnered with Development Guild/DDI, a consulting firm in Brookline, Massachusetts, to design a research project to learn how foundation initiatives and grantees are supporting the emergence of new leadership that is capable of leading change that will have a positive impact on communities. The choice to focus this project on emerging new leadership voices came about as a result of several observations. Download the full report below.

Authors: Siobhan Sullivan, Paul Foster, Claire Reinelt

Subjects: evaluation, cross program

11/27/2001 - 01:00 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Creating Space V Evaluation Sessions: Evaluating Social and Systemic Change Strategies PDF file [download] [more info]

During the first session of the Evaluation Learning Circle at Creating Space V, we discussed what we are learning about how leadership is supported through both community organizing and leadership programs. In the second session, we focused on evaluation approaches and dilemmas. Download the documentation of both sessions in Adobe pdf format below.

Authors: Claire Reinelt

Subjects: evaluation, cross program, creating space

06/27/2007 - 15:04 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Claire Reinelt

Boston Learning Circle Notes on Youth Development PDF file [download] [more info]

Notes from the Boston Learning Circle gathering on Youth Development Initiatives.

Authors: Claire Reinelt

Subjects: youth, leadership, development, learning circle, boston

06/18/2007 - 11:07 - 0 comments - 1 attachment - Posted by Elissa Perry

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