As evaluators, we are regularly challenged to understand the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, navigate competing priorities of program directors and funders, and facilitate use of evaluation to make meaningful change. To say that evaluators need strong interpersonal skills is an understatement. In this one-hour workshop, we will make the case and lay the foundation for a core set of practices that will cultivate self-awareness and strengthen your ability to be fully present in your work.
What to expect:
An introduction to the Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices Framework
A practice for cultivating self-awareness and self-compassion
Small group discussion on developing our interpersonal skills
Libby Smith (she/they) teaches in the MS Applied Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout which is located on the Anishinaabe land currently known as Menomonie, WI.
She is also an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, practices evaluation for Catalyst at UW-Stout, and is an auntie to 11 year old twin girls.