A Strength-Based Approach to Looking at the Achievement Gap

In my years as a consultant, I’ve developed relationships with a number of fellow consultants with whom I work on a regular basis.  These are people who share similar perspectives on client relationships, quality of work, integrity, and a number … Continued

Teaming Up for Role Clarification

I recently conducted a series of team building sessions with a government agency’s training and outreach teams. These sessions were designed based on a needs assessment I conducted with leadership and their employees. The supervisor believed, and the needs assessment … Continued

Accentuating the Positive in the Midst of Racial Inequities

Some colleagues and I submitted a proposal this week to work with an organization to create and facilitate a training process to address structural and racial health inequities. Health inequities, as you probably know, are disparities in health “that are … Continued

Communications Planning: If You Build It, They May Not Come

Last week I met with my evaluation colleague and our client. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss next steps in our project to convert a paper-based quality improvement tool to an online format.  As I mentioned in a … Continued

Journey to Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Native American Communities

This week my colleague, Bill Johnston, and I wrapped up a project we’ve been working on for the last year and a half. We finished the final report and gave a formal presentation to our client, the Department of Corrections. … Continued