Mon., Oct. 29, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Presenter: Kim Sabo Flores, Ph.D.
Addressing the role of young people in evaluation and assessment, Kim Sabo Flores offers a playful and cutting-edge approach to youth participating in evaluation that has the potential to radically shift the way youth and adults form partnerships. Decades of progress in research and evaluation coupled with the evolution of positive youth development have contributed to shaping the field of youth participatory evaluation. Sabo Flores provides practical examples and tools that support youth involvement in evaluation and research and offers national and international perspectives on the development of the field. Currently the associate director of the Thrive Foundation for Youth, Dr. Flores offers an expertise in program evaluation, organizational development, and positive youth development. She has conducted international research and evaluation projects that have focused on youth development, children's rights, post conflict, protection, international development, and a variety of social issues.
The symposium is part of three-year series focusing on Youth Program Quality Improvement, which will include efforts to study the impact young people have on program improvement in key leadership roles as quality assessors, implementers, activators, coaches, and evaluators as well as how adults can effectively support and work with youth as a force in program quality improvement.
This event is made possible by the Howland Family Endowment for Youth Development Leadership at the University of Minnesota. The Howland Endowment is designed to attract state and national practitioners, researchers and policy experts to further youth leadership development and advance critical issues by focusing on a single topic over an extended period of time.