Musings

Summer Rules, Applied Improvisation, and the Complequity Tool

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Summer is, by far, my most favorite season. It’s no wonder that the Solid Fire Consulting logo looks a little like a Summer sun ablaze or the volunteer sunflower in […]

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What if Evaluation and Facilitation Had a Baby Together? Announcing a New Publication

Monday, March 28th, 2016

I am pleased to announce the birth of New Direction in Evaluation’s most recent volume “Evaluation and Facilitation“. The proud parents (aka Editors) are myself, Rita Fierro, and Dawn Hanson […]

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A Facilitation Bull’s-Eye: Deep Engagement and Ideas That Inform Strategy

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

I recently returned from the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Denver, where I co-facilitated a World Café conversation with my colleagues Rita Fierro and Dawn Hanson Smart. The theme of […]

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Getting to the Core of Focus Groups

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Focus groups, interviews, and document review. They’re the trio of go-to qualitative methods used for gathering information for program evaluations and strategy planning. There are many other approaches, of course, […]

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Coping With The Evaluation Blues

Monday, January 6th, 2014

I got the evaluation blues, I got the evaluation blues, On top of every other thing, I gotta show them what I do.   Evaluation getting you down? Can’t figure […]

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Finding My Seat

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

This summer I found my seat. Each morning, I woke up two hours before my children and had the velvety luxury of meditating for twenty minutes and then quietly reading […]

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