Research Projects

Evaluation that Empowers - how organisations become evaluation-minded

Evaluation that Empowers or EtE is a model for creating evaluation-mindedness where evaluative practices become normal day to day actions for organisations. EtE can support the development of agile, lean and responsive evaluations, which can remain as individual discrete projects  or can provide a catalyst for building organisation evaluation strategy.

Evaluation-mindedness enables organisations to:
create a hunger for new learning apply processes...

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'I' poems - a story telling method or a different kind of case study

‘I’ poems are a tool for relating individual stories about big experiences, life changing events, issues and problems for example: the impact of an experiential learning course. The technique is based on the narrative analysis method developed by Doucet and Mauthner (2008)  called the Listening Guide.

In the following workshop I introduced how this method works, tried it out on experiences and explored how it might be used within different work contexts. Participants...

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Lesley is one of the most inspirational of the trainers, managers and thought leaders I have worked with over more than 20 years in the learning & development field. She has a deep and wide understanding of people, of...

Nick McBain
Director, Clarity Coaching Scotland
Lesley is a very motivated professional who is undertaking high level participatory evaluation that seeks to empower. She is very reflective and reflexive, and has brought innovative ways of approaching her doctoral work.
Divya Jindal-Snape
Professor, University of Dundee (academic)

Lesley has carried out several pieces of consultancy work for the Voluntary Action Fund, particularly around evaluation, impact measurement and group facilitation. Lesley has in depth knowledge of a range of evaluation methodologies...

Keith Wimbles, Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Fund

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