More than ever, evaluators must embrace principles and practices that allow them to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their organizations – whether independent firms, academic centers, or evaluation teams. Evaluators also play an important role in helping clients address DEI issues. By engaging in equitable approaches that are actionable in their organizations, evaluators are in a stronger position to apply a DEI lens when working with clients. In this session, we will explore how adopting an internal DEI framework can strengthen the quality, relevance, and credibility of evaluation practices – providing tangible examples of work with clients.
Embracing DEI as an Organizational Value and Practice
Seth Klukoff, Senior Director of Communications, Equal Measure
This presentation will describe how an evaluation firm operationalized DEI practices and policies, and share tangible steps the organization has developed to assess and refine these strategies in the spirit of continuous improvement.
Elevating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a National Postsecondary Attainment Initiative
Kim Glassman, Director, Equal Measure
This presentation will share how we worked with a national postsecondary attainment initiative in 75 cities, aiming to deepen the impact of cross-sector, place-based efforts to increase higher education attainment in communities and cities across the country, to elevate DEI practices within the engagement.
Infusing a DEI Lens into Two National Family Economic Security Pilots
Bilal Taylor, Senior Consultant, Equal Measure
This presentation will share how we worked with two family economic security pilot programs of a national foundation to elevate DEI practices within the engagement.
Session Category : Panel Sessions