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This podcast discusses the land of evaluation. Each episode will feature a guest in or around the land of evaluation to discuss something evaluation related.

EvaluLand Dana Linnell Wanzer

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This podcast discusses the land of evaluation. Each episode will feature a guest in or around the land of evaluation to discuss something evaluation related.

    38: Subcontracting with Dr. Tamara Hamai

    38: Subcontracting with Dr. Tamara Hamai

    I talked with Dr. Tamara Hamai of Hamai Consulting about contracting, subcontracting, and independent consulting in evaluation. We discussed the minor differences between contracting and subcontracting, cleared up a common misconception of what subcontracting relationships are like, how to get into subcontracting, and tips for setting up contracts.


    Contact information:

    Tamara Hamai
    Hamai Consulting
    assistant@hamaiconsulting.com
    https://sustainableimpact.co


    About Dr. Tamara Hamai:

    Tamara Hamai, Ph.D., has dedicated her career to empowering organizations and rebuilding our global systems to encourage children’s holistic growth and well-being, from prenatal through the completion of higher education – especially those who are most vulnerable and facing the greatest challenges. In 2008, she founded Hamai Consulting as a platform to help organizations increase their impact, stability, and strength to make a bigger impact in children’s lives. Dr. Hamai’s work spans most aspects of child development, such as early childhood education, higher education, child welfare, parenting and discipline, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences. She has previously been featured by KTLA, KPIX CBS San Francisco, ABC 7 News, NBC Radio, American Psychological Association, Western Psychological Association, Institute for Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, American Evaluation Association, National Head Start Association, and several blogs. She is also a reviewer and on the Editorial Board for publications such as the Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, Journal of Sexual Abuse, and the Journal of Child Custody.


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    37: Strategic Planning with Carrie Tanasichuk and Harry Daley

    37: Strategic Planning with Carrie Tanasichuk and Harry Daley

    This episode I chatted with Carrie Tanasichuk and Harry Daley about how they have been using theories of change as their main process for facilitating strategic planning with non-profits.


    In the episode, they also mentioned:



    The Community Foundation of Saint John’s impact measurement and evaluation principles
    The Community Builder’s Approach to Theory of Change
    The Miles Nadal JCC Theory of Change


    About Carrie and Harry:

    *Carrie Tanasichuk *(Twitter DrCarrieTee & [carrie@sjfoundation.ca](carrie@sjfoundation.ca)) has 16 years of experience in evaluation. She is passionate about using her expertise to help organizations demonstrate impact, improve, and innovate. She has worked across sectors (non-profit, for-profit, government) in diverse areas, including poverty reduction, youth development, criminal justice, health promotion and screening, and technology. She has a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan.


    Harry Daley ([harry@sjfoundation.ca](harry@sjfoundation.ca)) was born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick. He has dedicated his personal and professional life to working with organizations that focus on poverty reduction and amplifying the youth voice. He has used evaluation as a tool for designing experiential and participatory youth programming and believes evaluation is an integral aspect of program design and facilitation rather than something that lives outside the programs. Harry has a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College.


    Music by Matt Ingelson, http://www.mattingelsonmusic.com/
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    36: Evaluation Job Market with Bradlie Nabours

    36: Evaluation Job Market with Bradlie Nabours

    This episode I chatted with Bradlie Nabours about how he got into the field of evaluation and his experience applying for evaluation jobs. He also talks about his evaluation experience and provides great tips on applying for jobs in the evaluation space.


    Job search & application recommendations:


    Don’t give up. Know your worth. The job process is difficult, but don’t settle and remember it doesn’t reflect necessarily on you. Keep applying!
    Don’t limit yourself in what positions you look for. Expand your horizons.
    Network like your life depends on it! This includes having an online presence and building and leveraging connections with people in your field such as through LinkedIn, EvalYouth (LinkedIn & Twitter @evalyouth_na), and your professors!
    Be a versatile applicant. Build your resume. Seek out learning opportunities to grow as a professional. Be willing to experiment and try new things.


    Contact information:


    Email: [bradlietnabours@gmail.com ](bradlietnabours@gmail.com)
    Twitter: bradn98
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bnabours


    About Bradlie Nabours:

    Bradlie is a perinatal health program evaluator at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St.Petersburg, Fl. He works for a federal Healthy Start program focused on reducing adverse perinatal outcomes for black women and their families. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Health from Georgia Southern University and completed his Master’s in Public Health with a graduate certificate in Maternal and Child Health from the University of South Florida. He started his evaluation journey while in grad school where he worked as a graduate assistance on the evaluation of a non-profit family violence prevention program. While in grad school his research focused racial disparities in birth outcomes which led him to start his career at the intersection of his research interest and evaluation.


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    35: International Evaluation with Dr. Tristi Nichols

    35: International Evaluation with Dr. Tristi Nichols

    On this episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Tristi Nichols about her work conducting international evaluation and her journey into the international and evaluation spaces.


    Resources:


    Footprint evaluation
    OECD DAC Criteria for Evaluation Framework


    List of websites to find international evaluation:



    https://www.ungm.org/ type “evaluation” in the title bar [for UN only]
    https://reliefweb.int/ or https://reliefweb.int/jobs
    https://www.evalcommunity.com/


    Contact information:

    Tristi Nichols
    tnichols@manitouinc.com
    914-414-8288
    @tristiempo
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drtristinichols/


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    34: Evaluation Job Market with Dr. Ayesha Boyce

    34: Evaluation Job Market with Dr. Ayesha Boyce

    On this episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Ayesha Boyce about the evaluation job market. Ayesha provides a ton of great insights and information about how to search for jobs, what to consider when looking for jobs, and tips for being a strong job candidate.


    Ayesha was previously on the podcast discussing "teaching evaluation and supporting students and colleagues of color."


    Contact information:

    Ayesha Boyce
    Email: ayesha.boyce@asu.edu
    Twitter: @AyeshaBoyce
    Website: https://education.asu.edu/about/people/ayesha-boyce


    About GUEST:

    Ayesha Boyce is currently an associate professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She also co-directs the STEM Program Evaluation Lab. Boyce’s scholarship focuses on attending to value stances and issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, cultural responsiveness, and social justice within evaluation—especially multi-site, STEM, and contexts with historically marginalized populations. She also examines teaching, mentoring, and learning in evaluation. She has evaluated more than 55 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Spencer and Teagle foundations. Boyce is a 2019 American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award recipient. In her teaching and mentorship, Boyce encourages students to develop a strong methodological foundation, conduct studies based on democratic principles, and promote equity, fairness, inclusivity, and diversity.


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    33: Worker Training Evaluation with Dr. Eric Persaud

    33: Worker Training Evaluation with Dr. Eric Persaud

    On this episode, I’m chatting with Eric Persaud about evaluation at the National Institutes of Health, including his work in the Worker Training Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. We also talked about his dissertation, how he got into the field of evaluation, and his experiences in conducting evaluation in general.


    About Dr. Eric Persaud:

    Eric Persaud received his doctorate in Public Health at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, State University of New York-Downstate Health Sciences University. He focuses on evaluating and researching training programs related to preparing workers for emergencies and disasters, and hazardous workplaces. He has been involved in evaluation and research associated with fentanyl and first responders, opioids and the workplace, and protecting workers from COVID-19.


    You can reach Eric Persaud at Eric.Persaud@NIH.gov


    You can learn more about the NIEHS Worker Training Program at https://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/about_wetp/index.cfm


    Resources:


    Biosafety and infectious disease occupational health training from the NIEHS Worker Training Program: A Historical look at capacity building that supported a COVID-19 response. Eric Persaud, Deborah Weinstock, Demia S. Wright. Journal of Emergency Management. 2022.
    Opioids and the Workplace Prevention and Response Awareness Training: Mixed Methods Follow-Up Evaluation - Eric Persaud, Aimee Afable, Laura A. Geer, Paul Landsbergis, 2021
    COVID-19 Biosafety Training and Infectious Disease Response Evaluation Report. NIEHS Worker Training Program. 2021.


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