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Participatory Data Analysis for Evaluators: Data Parties and Dabbling in the Data, Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation

May 9 and 16, 2017

10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Participatory data analysis with stakeholders (also known as data parties, sense-making sessions, results-briefings, and data-driven reviews) is an important, but often under-utilized, tool for promoting evaluation use.  In this interactive webinar learn how to organize and facilitate a "data party", as well as tips and techniques that set the stage for success.  

Through informal peer-to-peer lecture, practical real-life examples and demonstrations, group discussion, and hands-on exercises, the presenters will share their own experience and tips including why and when to host a data party, who to invite, possible formats, potential pitfalls, and ways to engage stakeholders in making better sense of the data.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of these webinars you will be able to:

  • list reasons for holding a data party
  • describe possible hosting formats
  • clarify the kind of question you want the group to answer
  • choose appropriate team-based sense-making activities
  • state three tips for overall success.

Help us better tailor the webinar content even more to your needs by answering a needs assessment survey beforehand.


  • Corey Newhouse is the Founder and Principal of Public Profit, a consultancy that helps youth service organizations measure and manage what matters. Corey is passionate about using evaluation to improve the quality of youth services, and loves cooking up new ways to help her clients learn to love data as much as she does.
  • Kylie Hutchinson is an independent evaluator and Principal of Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. Kylie is happiest when she is developing resources for evaluators that aren't boring.

Cost: $100 CDN (includes GST) / $75 USD

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