Based on the book Eva the Evaluator by Roger Miranda, Wendy Tackett’s enactment helps Eva understand all the different roles that an evaluator might take on in an evaluation project. This light-hearted video and the book in which it is based on demystify the complex work of evaluation.
Interviewing multiple individuals for a project is time consuming and scheduling those interviews also can be time consuming. There are several online applications that can match available interview times between interviewers and interviewees; however, I created an easy, quick, and no-cost system to schedule interview times using a Google Doc as described below.
I created a Google Doc that listed available day/times I was available for interviews. This Google Doc was shared with all interviewees at the same time using a shared link giving them permission to view but not edit the online document.
I easily and quickly edited the online document with days/times that became available or unavailable as my time commitments changed. At some level, using a Google Doc in this manner was a quick way to develop an instant website describing my availability. I used an email similar to the one below to share this process with those I was planning to interview.
I’d like to schedule an hour phone conversation to talk with you about [name of program].
This online document suggests several day/time possibilities. Please reply to this email with your preferred choices. If none will work, please suggest a couple others. I’ll confirm in a return email.
I’m really looking forward to talking with you about [name of program].