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(41) An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Effective Reporting Techniques for Evaluators (October 16, 2013: 8am-11am)

Session Number: 41
Track: Workshops
Session Type: Pre-Conference
Primary Presenter: Kylie Hutchinson
Time: Oct 16, 2013 (08:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
Room: Columbia Section 6

Schedule: Half Day, Wednesday 8-11
Level: Beginner
Speakers: None


As an evaluator you are conscientious about conducting the best evaluation possible, but how much thought do you give to communicating your results effectively? Do you consider your job complete after submitting a lengthy final report? Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results disseminated widely and recommendations actually implemented.
This interactive workshop will present an overview of three key principles of effective reporting and engage participants in a discussion of its role in effective evaluation. You will leave with an expanded repertoire of innovative reporting techniques and have the opportunity to work on a real-life example in groups.

You will learn:

  • The role of communication and reporting in good evaluation practice;
  • Three key principles for communicating results effectively; 
  • Four innovative reporting techniques.

Kylie Hutchinson has more than 20 years of experience in the field of evaluation. Her interest in reporting and dissemination stems from 10 years of experience as an independent evaluation consultant. Years of preparing and submitting final reports for clients led Hutchinson to research and adopt more effective and innovative dissemination techniques to improve her professional practice. Although Hutchinson is first and foremost an evaluator, training and facilitation currently accounts for approximately 40 percent of her consulting practice. Since 2005, she has been the trainer for the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series in British Columbia.

Session 41: Reporting Techniques

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