“This is the evaluation book we’ve been waiting for! A must-read for all learning and working in the field.”    –Amanda M. Olejarski, West Chester University Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned is a candid collection of stories from seasoned evaluators from a variety of sectors sharing professional mistakes they have made in the past, and what they learned moving forward. As the only book of its kind, editor Kylie Hutchinson has collected a series of engaging, real-life examples that are both entertaining and informative. Each story offers universal lessons as takeaways, and discussion questions for reflective practice. The book is the perfect companion to anyone working in the evaluation field, and to instructors of program evaluation courses who want to bring the real world into their classroom. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

It’s Not Me, It’s You : The Value of Addressing Conflict Head On

Corey Newhouse, MPP, is the founder and principal of Public Profit, an evaluation consultancy that helps mission-driven organizations measure and manage what matters.

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It’s tough to predict the day that you’ll lose your largest client. Like so many things, it’s obvious to me now, but I sure didn’t see it coming that day. Losing a quarter of my company’s revenue in half an hour hurt. It hurt a lot. The good news is that our company is still standing, and we’ve learned a lot from the mistakes that culminated in the failure I’m about to describe.

About Me

I have been a professional evaluator since 2003, primarily as an external consultant. I ...

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