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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

How to Conduct Culturally Responsive and Equitable Program Evaluation

Karyl Askew, Ph.D., Education Program Evaluator

Trustworthy data allows organizations to make informed business decisions. Carefully designed evaluations can increase the accuracy of inferences upon which decisions are made. This is crucial in unprecedented uncertainty as well as rapid economic and social changes. How are you ensuring that your evaluation designs, data collections, and reporting are culturally responsive and equitable? 

Join NAO and Dr. Karyl Askew to explore how to use a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation in your organization; how to identify where you can readily apply a culturally responsive and equitable framework to your unique settings and needs; and examples from your colleagues and like-minded leaders who are advancing these frameworks in their own work with different, complex on-the-ground realities.

This session is ideal for nonprofit professionals who supervise, lead, support or have an interest in evaluating social interventions; those who are positioned to use evaluations to inform programmatic and organizational decision-making and suitable for any professional who has an interest in table-top conversations that move culturally responsive and equitable evaluation from theory to practice in the context of complex on-the-ground realities. This session will be held in a virtual meeting format with at least one break out for small group discussion. Come prepared to listen, learn, and share with your peers. 

Please note that a recording of this webinar will be sent to registrants after the event.

About the Presenter

Karyl Askew, Ph.D., Education Program Evaluator

Dr. Karyl Askew is an educational program evaluator with 15 years of experience applying a culturally responsive methodology toward broadening participation in program evaluations and increasing individual and organizational evaluation capacity building. As a Black female evaluator, her training and outlook frame educational evaluation studies that measure the convergence of psychological, cultural, and organizational factors on participant outcomes. Karyl has worked alongside program developers and community stakeholders to conduct evaluation studies that create connections and understanding. Karyl’s goal in every exchange is to build stakeholders’ capacity to invite multicultural perspectives into the program development and evaluation process by honoring the dignity and value of each contributing voice. Her projects broaden the participation in program evaluation, advance innovation, and achieve outcomes, partnerships, and policymaking that center social justice. Overall, her body of work has centered on federal initiatives intended to broaden access for marginalized populations to innovative STEM education opportunities. Her work continues to diversify around issues of social justice to include wealth-building and child abuse prevention. Several regional and national organizations have invited Karyl to share her culturally responsive equitable evaluation expertise, including the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and local AEA affiliates. She has co-authored peer-reviewed publications focused on gender differences in educational outcomes and multicultural perspectives in evaluation and reports that aid program leaders in integrating findings into policy and practice. Karyl currently resides with her family in Hillsboro, OR. In addition to spending time with family baking gluten-free treats, Karyl is now learning Hawaiian hula as a part of the Hula Hālau ‘Ohana Holo‘oko‘a (School Of Hula Where Everyone Is Family).


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now, Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement


$15 for NAO Members
$30 for Non-Members

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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June 8th, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices