Check out my M&E Thursday Talk: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning from the Inside-Out with dm&e for peace and Search for Common Ground.
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About the webinar: Participatory evaluation, development, and peacebuilding methods aim to decolonize top-down approaches by integrating inclusive, bottom-up practice which can unintentionally reinforce asymmetrical power dynamics. In this webinar, I addressed how applying ‘inside-out’ evaluation tools in collaborative monitoring, evaluation, and learning (ME&L) practice can transform this obstacle into opportunity. I also encouraged participants to examine, engage with, and re-imagine their own tools and practices. During the presentation, I offered opportunities to explore how, together, we can co-create definitions of commonly used vocabulary, check our assumptions, and ground theory in lived experience to design and integrate collaborative evaluation tools. Enjoy and be in touch with any questions or to bring a training to your workplace.
Empathy vs. Sympathy
BrenéBrown's work has roots in rigorous, scientific research utilizing emergent theory. Her 2013 Ted Talk on the Power of Vulnerability launched her career to a new level. This short (3 minute) video is an excellent resource that explains the difference between empathy and sympathy. Click on the image to watch the video on Youtube.