Steve Patty, PhD

Steve Patty has over 20 years of experience working in the field of evaluation and leadership development. He holds a PhD from Trinity in Chicago and has been trained at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. After 13 years in high education, Dr. Patty has dedicated the past 10 years to helping organizations design and develop evaluations. He has worked with teams from over 200 organizations to strengthen their capacity for doing meaningful self-studies of impact. He has presented for thousands of leaders across North America and has consulted with organizations and foundations including the YMCA of the USA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Canadian Evaluation Society, Foundation Centers, Americorps in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, California and Utah, Geneva Global, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, United Way, and Lilly Endowment Inc., among others. He is a published author and frequent conference speaker.



Steve’s Monday Session:

Getting to What Matters: Rethinking What Evaluation Means (Double Session)

***This is a double session that requires registration for BOTH breakout sessions 3 & 4***

How do you measure your organization’s impact? How does your work influence the lives of the people you serve?

Too often, evaluation results fall short by not measuring the right elements in the right way, or allowing program satisfaction and anecdotal stories to overtake more meaningful and insightful metrics.

Learn to use your data to demonstrate how what you are doing is making a difference and create deep, meaningful and balanced evaluations.

In this in depth, two-and-a-half-hour session, Steve Patty Ph.D. will bring his innovative thinking and proven techniques to help you:

– design simple, elegant, and meaningful evaluations
– focus on impact and not just output
– develop leadership capacity among staff through evaluation
– communicate results convincingly and with credibility
– engage stakeholders and staff to make data-driven program decisions

Develop a better way to evaluate what really matters.  This workshop will show you how using Steve’s practical and proven tools.

Presented by Steve Patty, PhD, Principal Consultant, Dialogues in Action