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Date(s) - 13/09/2022 - 20/09/2022
12:00 - 15:00


American Evaluation Association

Location: online

Presenters: Alex Bauer, Dylan Felt, Amy Lippincott, Esrea Perez-Bill, Michael Petillo, JulieAnn Sickell, Shepherd Tsosie

Description: LGBTQ+ Evaluation has long been ignored as a niche special interest or content area of secondary importance. The erasure of this area of inquiry and practice, which is generally understood as evaluation done in service of and/or partnership with individuals who identify as lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer, pansexual, asexual, Two-Spirit, non-binary, intersex, and other non-cisgender or non-heterosexual identities – including many which do not conform to Western understandings of sex, gender, or sexuality – has produced a lack of field standards for LGBTQ+-responsive work, a high prevalence of problematic data interpretation, and erasure and misrepresentation of LGBTQ+ lived experience, among other concerns. Today, LGBTQ+ Evaluation is beginning to receive a long-overdue moment in the sun. With this growing attention, however, comes an equally important opportunity.

This two-day, six-hour, participatory eStudy fills a gap in LGBTQ+ Evaluation training by taking an inquiry-based approach in which attendees develop practical skills in LGBTQ+ Evaluation while reflecting on the question, “How can our work as evaluators help to advance LGBTQ+ peoples liberation?” This eStudy is designed to help participants develop the theoretical as well as methodological skills necessary to conduct rigorous, affirming, liberatory work with LGBTQ+ populations through a combination of teaching styles including didactic lecture, group discussion, and hands-on learning through case studies. Attendees will learn with and from a collaborative cadre of evaluators who represent a diversity of professional and personal backgrounds, with both lived experience and honed expertise in LGBTQ+ Evaluation. Participants will leave with an understanding of LGBTQ+ Evaluation as more than specialized content knowledge, but as a holistic practice and a theoretical and empirical orientation through which to approach transformative evaluation work.

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