Participatory Data Analysis for Evaluators 
Data Parties and Dabbling in the Data

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.

May 9th and 16th, 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 am Pacific Daylight Time

$100 CDN (includes GST)/$75 USD


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.

Past Participants

"I am a new evaluator so I have only attended a handful of webinars, but this was the best yet. The speakers were engaging, the content was interesting, and most importantly the information learned was useful and applicable."
"I really liked the tangible, practical activity suggestions. It helped me to understand how I would actually conduct a data party."
"The fact that so many people participated when you invited feedback speaks to the comfortable learning environment you established."
"The way that both presenters held the session's space was terrific. I am an independent consultant usually working at my kitchen table, but I honestly felt like I was in a room full of colleagues, learning something exciting and useful."
"It was FANTASTIC and most of all, inspiring in a very practical and do-able way. I'd love to participate in more of these."
"I enjoyed myself a lot and appreciated all the very detailed and thoughtful information that was shared."
"Definitely the most engaging and interesting webinar I've been on."
"The content was very useful. Lots of well thought out stuff - supported by good examples."
"Terrific job! There was a nice blend of interaction and presentation, great practical tips and resources shared."

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