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Evaluation for Learning Peer Group Meeting, 2/21/19

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:00am - 12:15pm PST
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles (CCF)
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $0.00
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Southern California Grantmakers Evaluation for Learning peer group, is a resource for philanthropic professionals responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and learning functions at their respective grantmaking organizations. Based on our members' input, we anticipate that this peer learning group will:


  • Offer networking opportunities to meet peers who are focused on evaluation for learning in grantmaking.
  • Develop and launch an online community forum on the SCG website to share resources, post and answer questions and access resources.


You are invited to join us for the next meeting that will feature a virtual discussion with Dr. Hallie Preskill, Managing Director with FSG. Dr. Preskill will share about her role at FSG, discuss trends in the field and engage in a lively discussion.



Dr. Hallie Preskill, PhD., Managing Director, FSG

Hallie Preskill, PhD, is a Managing Director with FSG, where she oversees the firm’s Strategic Learning & Evaluation practice and advises on a wide variety of evaluation and learning projects with foundations, nonprofits, corporations, and government organizations.


Prior to joining FSG, Hallie spent more than 20 years in academia, teaching graduate level courses in program evaluation, training design and development, organizational learning, appreciative inquiry and consulting. Her research has focused on evaluation capacity building, transfer of learning/training, evaluation use, and evaluation as a catalyst for individual, team, and organizational learning. Hallie’s books include Becoming the Change (2011), Reframing Evaluation through Appreciative Inquiry (2006), Building Evaluation Capacity: 72 Activities for Teaching and Training (2005), Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting (1999, 2005), and Evaluation in Organizations: A Systematic Approach to Enhancing Learning, Performance & Change (2001, 2009). While at FSG, she has contributed to a variety of learning and evaluation related guides, papers, tools, and blog posts; these can be found at


Dr. Preskill was the 2007 President of the American Evaluation Association. She received the American Evaluation Association's Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Outstanding Professional Practice in 2002 and the University of Illinois Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. Over the years, she has provided workshops on various evaluation and training related workshops, and has conducted evaluations the areas of education, arts and culture, economic development, public and mental health, media and information, the environment, poverty, and global development. Hallie holds a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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Who May Attend
SCG members and eligible non-members

SCG members, please log in to your SCG account to register. 
Non-members, please email [email protected].

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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