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Attending EERS Eastern Eval Research Soc mtg. What's changed in evaluation-parallels to #mentoring: A 2-way street

> > Interesting conversation led by Dr. G. Grob about how we have seen evaluation change over the audience's years of practice.
> > This resonated with me and my interest in mentoring. A key change I have seen in evaluation is the opportunity for and interest in mentoring and capacity-building for those with whom we are conducting evaluations. > > This for me is the key to mentoring as well. It is no longer necessary to have a formal mentor-mentee relationship built on a joint agreement to work together for the mentee to achieve certain goals. Mentoring also benefits from the do-it-now-because-I-need-it-now perspective (also known as instant gratification!) that we all live in nowadays. Theory and research to build an evidence base are important in any discipline - including evaluation and mentoring - but these do not define the way these are practiced. They guide and provide insight, but practitioners make them come alive. > > If you haven't found a me…

Attending EERS Eastern Eval Research Soc mtg. What's changed in evaluation-parallels to #mentoring: A 2-way street

Interesting conversation led by Dr. G. Grob about how we have seen evaluation change over the audience's years of practice. This resonated with me and my interest in mentoring. A key change I have seen in evaluation is the opportunity for and interest in mentoring and capacity-building for those with whom we are conducting evaluations. This for me is the key to mentoring as well. It is no longer necessary to have a formal mentor-mentee relationship built on a joint agreement to work together for the mentee to achieve certain goals. Mentoring also benefits from the do-it-now-because-I-need-it-now perspective (also known as instant gratification!) that we all live in nowadays. Theory and research to build an evidence base are important in any discipline - including evaluation and mentoring - but these do not define the way these are practiced. They guide and provide insight, but practitioners make them come alive. If you haven't found a mentor or mentoring opportunity that you …

Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II): Internships in Washington, DC for Summer 2012 (and webinar on same tomorrow) See http://www.ghfp.net/ #development

Internships in Washington, DC for Summer 2012Applications are being accepted for summer 2012 internships with GHFP-II. All positions are in the Global Health Bureau, US Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. We are seeking diverse candidates with a broad range of skills to fill positions of international scope and importance. Click on the headline above for complete details and the online application process. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2012.
GHFP-II Free Internship Webinar 1/24/12
Maximize your chances for selection with this interactive webinar filled with valuable information to help applicants stand out. A senior GHFP-II staffer will take participants through the basics: crafting a great application, focusing the resume for maximum effectiveness, and more. A current intern will also be online to describe first hand his experience as an HIV/AIDS Testing and Counseling Intern in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID. A Q&A session will round out the eve…

The first annual LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN MINDS awards (2011) #mentor

I found myself frustrated with some of the situations I’ve been in this year so I am awarding the first annual LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN MINDS awards (2011). (And don’t let the use of “he” mislead you – these apply to both genders not just one.) Doing this has helped me focus on the situations I’ve been in as a mentor – and are good reminders to me that every mentoring situation is unique and can be an opportunity for my growth.·The I Can Do Anything award: To the person who finished their MPH 18 months ago and applied for a very senior position, despite advice that he wasn’t anywhere near as skilled or experienced as the position required.·The Why Doesn’t Everybody Like Me award: To the person who has had the same job with the same client for more than a decade – and cannot understand why he isn’t considered for a very senior position, but the person does not have an advanced degree and has not ensured his own professional development in the past decade. ·The He Doesn’t Know What He Doesn…